How do I find out how a piece of property is zoned?

I am doing a school project, and I had to pick a piece of property to build a greenhouse on. One of the questions I have to answer is how is the property zoned (2B?) and does the city consider a greenhouse an agricultural entity. The property that I am pretending to build on is 2200 legge blvd in Winchester, Va.
In General Area - Asked by Renee C. - Feb 1, 2009
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Salvatore L.
Appraiser
Willowbrook, IL

Call the planning and zoning department in the city which the property is located. Ask them if a greenhouse is an acceptable use for the zoning. Also check the city ordinance (its usually online) and that should help as well.

Feb 1, 2009
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Dan Shimasaki C.
Broker/Agent
Ocala, FL

Contact your local municipality City or county depending where the property is located to inquiry about the land use and zoning. Typically the planning or zoning department. many agencies will provide GIS information such as mapping to verify land use and Muni codes of ordinaces will describe each zoning code to full detail inclusive of what type of business is allowed, special uses height and setbacks of the types under the code. Fit your greenhouse within the required setback limits.

Feb 2, 2009
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David J.
Broker/Agent
Cornelius, NC

Local zoning ordinance is probably online. Look at zoning map and permitted uses for the zone. Also look at the conditional uses for the zone to see if greenhouses are listed. Mostly likely not listed. thus - meet with zoning officer at town for ruling.
David E. Johnson, PE
www.DavidEJohnsonPE.com

Feb 3, 2009
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Juan G.
Broker/Agent
Ontario, CA

Most municipalities allow horticultural uses in residential areas. It may depend on the intensity of activity. What kind of greenhouse are you pretending to build? size? etc. What is the pretend business you had in mind? This would be very interesting to help you with as I am a tree hugger and have family in the agricutlure business, send me an email with your contact info and I can give you a bunch of info
leaseretail@gmail.com

Feb 3, 2009
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