Berkeley California Zoning Map

The Zoning Map for the City of Berkeley in California divides the city’s real estate into zones based on land use and building regulations.

The Zoning Ordinance divides the city based on zoning, land use and building regulations information.

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Quick Stats: Berkeley’s Most Common Zones

Single Family Residential Hillside Overlay - R-1H


24.97% Land Coverage

1,982 Area

Restricted Two Family Residential - R-2


15.9% Land Coverage

1,262 Area

Restricted Multiple Family Residential - R-2A


8.46% Land Coverage

672 Area

Single Family Residential - R-1


7.57% Land Coverage

601 Area

Unclassified - U


6% Land Coverage

477 Area

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Berkeley, California Zoning Districts Explained

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Zone Code Zone Name
C-AC Adeline Corridor Commercial
C-C Corridor Commercial
C-DMU Downtown Mixed Use Buffer
C-E Elmwood Commercial
C-N(H) Neighborhood Commercial Hillside Overlay
C-NS(H) North Shattuck Commercial Hillside Overlay
C-NS North Shattuck Commercial
C-N Neighborhood Commercial
C-SA South Area Commercial
C-SO Solano Avenue Commercial
C-T Telegraph Avenue Commercial
C-U University Avenue Commercial
C-W West Berkeley Commercial
ES-R Environmental Safety Residential
MM Mixed Manufacturing
MU-LI Mixed Use Light Industrial
MU-R Mixed Use Residential
M Manufacturing
R-1A Limited Two Family Residential
R-1H Single Family Residential Hillside Overlay
R-1 Single Family Residential
R-2AH Restricted Multiple Family Residential Hillside Overlay
R-2A Restricted Multiple Family Residential
R-2H Restricted Two Family Residential Hillside Overlay
R-2 Restricted Two Family Residential
R-3H Multiple Family Residential Hillside Overlay
R-3 Multiple Family Residential
R-4H Multi Family Residential Hillside Overlay
R-4 Multi Family Residential
R-5H High Density Residential Hillside Overlay
R-5 High Density Residential
R-BMU Residential Bart Mixed Use
R-SH Residential Southside Hillside Overlay
R-SMU Residential Southside Mixed Use
R-S Residential Southside
SP Specific Plan
U Unclassified
X Green Space

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What is Zoning?

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities, determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Zoning is how cities control the development and use of land. Zoning defines the legally permitted and prohibited uses of a piece of land, determining if plot of land can be used for commercial, industrial, residential or agricultural purposes. Essentially, it determines what can and cannot be built on a property.

Zoning and Real Estate Values

Zoning is the first stage of the home life cycle and a key influence on all other stages. Zillow has identified that zoning regulations are so important that they impact home values. Zillow Research found that home values grew most in markets with the strictest land use regulations. Home values in the most restrictive metropolitan areas grew an average of 23.4%, more than double the home value appreciation in the least restrictive metros. Zoning regulations are determined locally and some cities can have more restrictive regulation systems than others. However, within a city’s zoning system individual zones can be more restrictive and less restrictive, including different single family zones.

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