The City of Geneva is divided into 26 zoning districts. Each zoning district establishes a specific list of allowable uses and area requirements.
Some zoning districts also establish specific development standards designed to protect the intent of that district. A zoning map amendment may be used to reclassify a property’s zoning district.
For example, a property owner may wish to rezone a property from the R1, Low Density Single-Family Residential District to the R6, Medium Two- and Three-Family Residential District in order to convert a single-family home into a duplex.
A zoning map amendment may be initiated by the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission or a person having a legal interest in the property for which the amendment is sought.