zone off

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zone off

To set a restriction as to what can be built on or done to, on, or within a specific area. 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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Meanwhile, 6.1 million ha of forests were protected and 335,000ha were zoned off for forest regeneration.
Councillors said much of the country had already been zoned off by the Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry as part of its detailed Master Plan 2030.
Police and the council zoned off part of the city targeted by dodgy dealers and distraction burglars.
Areas of Newcastle General Hospital's accident and emergency department will be zoned off according to contamination risks.
"We've zoned off those areas that we need to keep for Derby Day," Ellen said, "and we'll make a decision in the morning whether we need to make alternative arrangements for those arriving by coach."