UrbanForm is zoning de-coded.
UrbanForm gives you confidence and clarity with zoning as quickly as possible.
UrbanForm's zoning maps and analysis tools are efficient, accurate, and verifiable, giving you decisive information in seconds—not weeks.
Navigating the zoning code is costly, time-consuming, and error-prone.
Use the power of UrbanForm's AI to accelerate your zoning discovery and due diligence process. Trusted by architects, developers, and planning professionals.
Uses AI to apply and display only the relevant regulations
Mobile or desktop with no software to download
Easy online map interface
Instant Detailed Reports
better buildings, cities, and environments
UrbanForm was built by architects, engineers, and planners to provide instant, easy access to what was one of the most complex, confusing, and inaccessible aspects of building design and development—the zoning.
Skip the government websites, the map and document search, text interpretation, reference cross-checking, CAD drafting, copy-pasting, and phone calls to the building department.
Just use UrbanForm and get your project started right away with all the info you need.
Focus on designing, problem-solving, and consensus-building, not on zoning research
Win projects by responding instantly and knowledgeably to client inquiries
Focus work on design thinking and problem-solving
Avoid errors and omissions that can jeopardize projects and client relationships
How UrbanForm works
UrbanForm manages the process of sourcing, parsing, calculating, and documenting the relevant zoning regulations and building information—replacing a hodgepodge of manual and analog processes with one digital process.
Our AI technology, in conjunction with professional analysts, create our datasets to serve the professionals who depend on accurate zoning information.
Automatically generated, clickable links to the source documents save hours of sourcing, reading, cross-referencing, and documenting, allowing easy verification and deeper research.
Search by address or by interactive map
Accessible from any web browser
No software to download
Review the applied zoning
All adjustments from overlays, adjacencies, and other location-based dependencies applied
Resulting MaxBuild statistics
Download Reports instantly
Vector site maps
All detailed zoning information
Useful for valuation, feasibility, coordination, and collaboration
Search, filter, and sort
Search, filter, and sort by:
maximum gross square footage allowed
minimum height limits
lot type (such as corner, thru, etc.)
many other parameters
Accurate zoning information, instantly available, to facilitate development, design, and construction work
Every single construction project in the US requires accurate zoning information: for project development and feasibility, architecture and design, and permitting and compliance.
Previously, this information required hours-to-weeks worth of document discovery, interpretation, reference-checks, and CAD drafting. Now, with UrbanForm, this same information can be obtained instantly.
This allows the people who build our buildings and cities to get started faster, manage their projects better, spend less time reading arcane documents, and think more creatively about the future of our built environment.
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What Our Customers Say
“UrbanForm gets you to that first level of understanding, with the information you need, much faster than anything else. It's about information management; UrbanForm is indispensable at this point.”
Jonah Gamblin, Principal, Design Research Office
Explore Our Plans and Subscriptions
Ready for instant access to advanced zoning and building information? Free or paid subscriptions are available to provide the right amount of information to advance your work. Custom subscriptions, data plans, and firm-wide access options are available upon request.
for a single property
For those who need one-time detailed zoning and building information about a single property
Detailed, site-specific zoning info, in PDF format
Zoning explanations, calcs, and source links
Static satellite maps, vector maps, and illustrations
FAR, height limits, setbacks, coverage limits, and unit mins/maxs detailed
Custom plans available
Best for Architects and Real Estate Professionals who need frequent access to detailed and advanced zoning and building info
Detailed, site-specific zoning info, available online
Zoning explanations, calcs, and source links available online
Interactive satellite maps, vector maps, and illustrations
FAR, height limits, setbacks, coverage limits, and unit mins/maxs detailed online
Includes 5 free reports / month
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