Zoning allows for government to regulate the development of land and ensure a balanced community. Properties are broken down into multiple districts which allows the government to control the development of the land and ensure commercial districts do not have a negative impact on the residential districts. North Riverside is divided into the following zoning districts:

Residential Districts


R1 Single-Family Detached

R2 General Residence

Business Districts

B1 Retail Business

B2 General Business

B3 Service Business

CE Cemetery

Office-Research-Assembly District

ORA Office-Research-Assembly

Planned Development District

PD Planned Development