Upgraded Zoning and Land Use Webtool Released for New York City
The New York Department of City Planning (DCP) recently announced updates to its Zoning and Land Use Application (ZoLa).
"ZoLa is a mapping tool that provides simple ways to research zoning regulations," according to a release announcing the upgrades.
Upgrades to the tool are intended to increase the tool's transparency, customization, and usefulness, with new functions like custom map creation, custom printing, street widths (previously available with the NYC Street Map), one-click access to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Building, Registration, and Violation system, and easy access to special zoning district definitions.
The ZoLA upgrade is the latest in a string of web platform releases by DCP in recent years. Previous releases include ZAP Search, Zoning Resolution Online, Population Fact Finder, Community District Profiles, Metro Region Explorer, Waterfront Access Map, and NYC Street Map.
The in-house development team responsible for the ZoLa update, NYC Planning Labs, was recognized as a Planetizen Top Website in 2018.