Zoning Ordinance

The Cambridge Zoning Ordinance aims to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the city, giving authority to the City of Cambridge to control planning and zoning within its corporate limits.

Photo of man on ladder building houseDeveloped in accordance with Chapter 19, Article 9 and Chapter 17, Article 10, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Nebraska and with the Comprehensive Development Plan of the City of Cambridge, the goals of this ordinance including avoiding congestion in streets; securing residents safety from fire, panic and other dangers; providing adequate light; preventing overcrowding  or overconcentration of the population; and facilitation adequate transportation, water, sewer, schools, parks and other public amenities.

Within this document, you will find zoning regulations that divide the city into districts to regulate and restrict things like the height, number of stories, size of buildings and other structures, percentage of lot that may be occupied, size of open spaces, density of population, location and use of buildings, courts and open spaces, and the construction, reconstruction, alteration, or repair of such buildings and structures.