I had a question recently regarding zoning and what it deals with somewhat:
The first modern zoning code was introduced in NYC in 1916. Which of the following exemplify the purpose of zoning?
A) Protect the amount of open space for local residents.
B) Protect local residents from undesirable types of business.
C) Determine the allowable function of a building
D) Protect the access to direct sunlight and fresh air.
E) Regulate the number of people or occupant loads of the building or structure
F) Ensure incompatible types of building uses do not disturb residents.
I had thought that B,C,D, & F were correct, but the official answer states that C is incorrect. Zoning establishes the occupancies of the areas and buildings to be developed in an area, so how is C incorrect. Obviously I'm thinking larger not specifically. I mean if an area is zoned for commercial, then that doesn't specifically state what that will be, but the buildings in that area can't be residential or industrial, etc. so I think that the zoning IS determining the allowable function.
Any thoughts to explain why I'm wrong. I'd appreciate the clarification.
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