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Zoning & Legislative Regulations

Matrix is a leader in developing defensible zoning and land use regulations and related legislation that are equitable, clear, and user-friendly and that implement guiding policies and plans.

We produce regulations that are tailored to the unique needs of each community, so they are easy to understand and administer, reduce barriers, and effortlessly promote a high quality of life and strong local economies. Matrix’s zoning and legislation services range from traditional Euclidian, “use-based” zoning to performance-based zoning, sign codes, form-based codes, design regulations, inclusionary and incentive-based regulations, outdoor lighting codes, historic preservation regulations, overlays, planned area regulations, military compatibility regulations, subdivision codes, and state-level land use/zoning regulations. We are adept at capturing the values, goals, and policies of communities in defensible land use, design, and subdivision regulations to help guide private development towards shared community visions. Our Team draws on in-depth experience and nationwide best practices to carefully tailor regulations to support the culture of a community and needs of its local businesses. We work to understand the desires of local property owners, businesses and developers, community and agency stakeholders, and the public to make sure regulations serve everyone, while minimizing regulatory burden. We offer unmatched expertise in producing outstanding, compliant solutions through the integration of planning, design, and engineering professions. Major components of our zoning and legislative services include site assessments and data collection, digital cataloging of parcels and conditions, demographic analyses, economic and market feasibility analyses, code graphics and illustrations, public relations management and public engagement, and the development of regulations that build and sustain high quality communities.


  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning, Land Use, Form-based Regulations
  • Military Compatibility Regulations
  • State Legislative Regulations
  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Partnerships
  • GIS Analysis & Modeling
  • Web-based GIS & Mapping
  • Public Engagement & Facilitation
  • Graphics & Illustrations


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