zoning ordinance

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A municipal law that outlines permitted uses for various sections of land.  Thus, some parts of a city may be dedicated to industrial use, while others may be set aside for residential or commercial use only.  A zoning ordinance may also regulate building height or restrict sound.

See, e.g. Pheasant Bridge Corp. v. Township of Warren, 169 N.J. 282 (N.J. 2001).

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