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Upzoning, in present usage, means changing the zoning of a land area to more intensive, mixed, and/or dense use.

(note, earlier, especially prior to 1970, "upzoning" commonly meant the opposite: rezoning land to more restrictive and particularly residential uses. Fischel [2015] suggests that this came from the metaphor of the land-use pyramid, with restricted residential use at the top of the pyramid of uses).