zone off

zone off

To set a restriction as to what can be built on or done to, on, or within a specific area. "A noun or pronoun can be used between "zone" and "off." Often used in passive constructions. They zoned the entire area off years ago for commercial buildings, so even though the city is in dire need of housing, they can't legally be built there. Huge parts of the city are zoned off for parks and other forms of green space, which has constrained its ability to bring in new businesses and residences somewhat.
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zone something off

to create a special regulatory zone in an area. The council zoned part of the land off for a park. They zoned off land for a park.
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zone off

v.
To restrict or reserve a section of some area or territory: The city zoned off these blocks for commercial use. The police zoned the town hall off from vehicular traffic.
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Three Russian military planes - two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft - initially entered South Korea's air defence identification zone off its east coast before the A-50 intruded in South Korean airspace, the South's Defence Ministry said.
The decision came a day after COGAT increased the permitted fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip to 15 nautical after reports that a six-month ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel had been cut.
Gaza, May 26 (Petra) -- Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday re-expanded the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip to 15 nautical miles just days after reducing it, according to a Palestinian union official.
"A decision was made tonight (Wednesday) to restrict the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip to 10 nautical miles until further notice," Cogat, Israel's chief liaison office with the Palestinians, said in a statement, Daily Sabah reported.
On Friday, Israeli authorities allowed Gaza fishermen to resume fishing at a designated zone off the Gaza coast after it was suspended for a week following military escalations between Israel and Gaza-based resistance groups.
If you're tying it to the roof, make sure the trunk faces the front of the car or, if putting it inside, zone off the passenger side to allow maximum space for the tree.
Naval boats attacked a Palestinian fishing boat sailing within the allowed six-nautical-mile zone off Gaza and arrested three fishermen who were onboard.
The exercise was based on simulation of an earthquake in Makran Subduction Zone off the coast of Iran, resulting in a tsunami and giant waves reaching the sultanate in less than half an hour.
A Palestinian man was shot to death by Israel Navy forces Sunday after the vessel he was on sailed past the authorized fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said,Haaretzreports.
In this newly updated and revised second edition of "Pacific Reef & Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life from Alaska to Northern California" he continues to bring to bear his years of experience, research and expertise to provide an updated with new species, the latest scientific information, a profusion of full color photographs showcasing the more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America ranging from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Point Conception, California.
Italy is attempting to impose a code of conduct on NGOs operating ships in the search and rescue zone off the coast of Libya, which is now the main launching point for migrants trying to reach Europe on smugglers' boats.
'In view thereof, the Asean Sub Task Group Sea of the Presidential Security Group requested for the issuance of Notice to Mariners (NOTAM) to advise vessels/watercrafts that the PCG is enforcing 'No Sail Zone' in waters bounded by the exclusion zone off the shoreline of MOA to South Harbor,' the PCG said.
The two ships were among 13 Chinese coastguard ships in a contiguous zone off the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands.
The event is to be held on October 7 - 8 on Kish Island, a visa-free economic zone off Iran.