Costa Mesa California Zoning Map

The Zoning Map for the City of Costa Mesa 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: Costa Mesa’s Most Common Zones

Single Family Residential - R1


28.03% Land Coverage

3,261 Area

Institutional And Recreational - I-R


21.97% Land Coverage

2,556 Area

Multiple Family Residential Medium Density - R2-MD


8.57% Land Coverage

997 Area

Multiple Family Residential - R3


6.25% Land Coverage

728 Area

Industrial Park - MP


6.21% Land Coverage

722 Area

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Costa Mesa, California Zoning Districts Explained

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Zone Code Zone Name
AP Administrative And Professional
C1-S Shopping Center
C1 Local Business
C2 General Business
CL Commercial Limited
I-R-S Institutional And Recreational School
I-R Institutional And Recreational
MG General Industrial
MP Industrial Park
PDC Planned Development Commercial
PDI Planned Development Industrial
PDR-HD Planned Development Residential High Density
PDR-LD Planned Development Residential Low Density
PDR-MD Planned Development Residential Medium Density
PDR-NCM Planned Development Residential North Costa Mesa
P Off Street Parking
R1 Single Family Residential
R2-HD Multiple Family Residential High Density
R2-MD Multiple Family Residential Medium Density
R3 Multiple Family Residential
TC Town Center

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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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