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Your city's zoning code determines where different types of developments such as housing or businesses can or cannot be built. Therefore, understanding how zoning works—and how it shapes your own cities—is essential to building a financially resilient city.

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Here in Provincetown, MA, home occupations are allowed in all zoning districts. We have a lot of artists and allow art studios by right, so there‘s no prohibition against using an accessory building for work.

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My city’s home occ rules aren’t perfect, but they do carve out enough of an allowance that we have a database full of people who take advantage of it. The database exists because you have to license your home occ... (More)