Definitions for "Incentive zoning"
An agreement between public officials and private developers in which developers are offered an incentive to build a desired public improvement.
Zoning that provides for give-and-take compromise on zoning restrictions, allowing for more flexibility to provide environmental protection. Incentive zoning allows a developer to exceed a zoning ordinances limitations if the developer agrees to fulfill conditions specified in the ordinance. The developer may be allowed greater lot yields by a specified amount in exchange for providing open spaces within the development. Infiltration: The downward movement of water from the land surface into the soil.
Provisions that encourage but do not require developers to provide certain amenities or qualities in their projects in return for identified benefits, such as rapid processing of applications or increased density.