Gotham Zoning is an interactive map that lets you:

  • find out how your building is zoned
  • learn where to locate your business
  • explore zoning patterns throughout the city

To make New York City's zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games: Sim City 2000.

It started with the color scheme: green for residential, blue for commercial and yellow for manufacturing. (This oversimplifies things a bit, read the full story.)

From there we got a little carried away. Graphics, sounds, music, oh my.

Gotham Zoning is a fork of 2nd City Zoning, a civic app built by Open City. Be sure to check out their great work, and consider forking this project for your city too!

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Address Lookup (Use my current Location)
Zoning Districts (what's that?)
Data last updated October 2016. Forked from 2nd City Zoning, an Open City app by Derek Eder, and Juan-Pablo Velez. App Development for NYC by Chris Whong.