Legislation # 15-0160 Enactment Number Z15-07
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date 6/1/2015
Introduction Date 5/13/2015
Title Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 160-2015: to amend and re-enact Article 3 of Chapter 10 of the Zoning Ordinance of Hampton, Virginia entitled “Special Regulations in Certain Zoning Districts” by amending section 10-11 pertaining to signage in the LFA-3 and HRC-1 districts.
 
Legislation History 15-0160
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
7/13/2015 Enactment Number Z15-07
5/13/2015 Approved
5/13/2015 Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
5/13/2015 Presented by Mike Hayes, Chief Planner.
5/4/2015 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Red Line M-5A & SPI-HRC using current pre-ZO reorg language.doc Other 2829K Red lines: Reference
 
Legislation Text 15-0160

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 15-0160

 

Enactment Number: Z15-07

 

Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 160-2015: to amend and re-enact Article 3 of Chapter 10 of the Zoning Ordinance of Hampton, Virginia entitled Special Regulations in Certain Zoning Districts by amending section 10-11 pertaining to signage in the LFA-3 and HRC-1 districts.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 3 SPECIAL REGULATIONS IN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS

 

Sec. 10-11. LFA-3 and HRC-1 Districts

 

(1) Intent

This article provides the regulations governing signs in the Langley Flight ApproachHampton Roads Center (LFA-3) and Hampton Roads Center South (HRC-1) Districts. All signs placed for exterior observance shall be regulated so as to protect the property values and protect against inappropriate or hazardous encroachment within the Hampton Roads Center business park.

(2) Prohibited signs

In addition to the prohibitions set forth in article 1 of this chapter, the following signs shall be prohibited:

(a) Exterior identification signs containing information other than that pertaining to a use conducted on the property.

(b) Signs painted on a building.

(c) Portable signs.

(d) Off-premises advertising signs.

(3) Permitted signs

Shall be permitted the following, as explained and illustrated:

(a) One (1) freestanding ground-mounted sign with dimensions of four (4) feet by six (6) feet, six (6) inches (4' 6'6"). Set back twenty-one (21) feet from the right-of-way and oriented perpendicular to the traffic flow. See Figure A below.

(b) Major directional signs, with dimensions of five (5) feet, six (6) inches by three (3) feet, six (6) inches (56 3'6"). The sign may include tenant names or logos and addresses with directional arrows. The signs shall be located internal to the site. See Figure B below.

(c) Minor directional signs, with dimensions of two (2) feet by three (3) feet, three (3) inches (2' 3'3"). Information shall be limited to generic directions, such as deliveries, exit, etc., with directional arrows. The signs shall be located as necessary within the site. See Figure C below.

(d) Tenant door identification signs with dimensions of one (1) foot, three (3) inches (1'3") square. The sign may include the tenant name or logo, and shall be located adjacent to the entry door, four (4) inches from the door jam, with the top of the sign five (5) feet, eight (8) inches (5'8") from the finished floor. See Figure D below.

(e) Wall signage shall be permitted on buildings with frontage on Magruder Boulevard, Hampton Roads Center Parkway, Enterprise Parkway, Butler Farm Road, and/or Interstate 64. Buildings may have a maximum of two (2) wall-mounted signs per qualifying frontage, not to exceed two (2) sides of the building. Permitted sign area shall be one (1) square foot per one (1) linear foot of building frontage, not to exceed a building total of one hundred fifty (150) square feet; if more than one (1) sign is used, the amount of sign area shall be divided between the signs. Said signs shall be proportionate to the building and located at the uppermost elevation of the building. Wall signage shall consist of only free-standing individual letters, figures, and/or characters. Track-mounting for said letters/characters shall be color coordinated to blend with background building material. Signs may be internally illuminated and/or back-lit with white light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure A

Freestanding ground-mounted sign

FFigure B

Major Directional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure C Figure D

Minor Directional Tenant Door Identification

 

(f) One (1) temporary construction sign shall be permitted per site, not to exceed a height of eight (8) feet above natural grade and not to contain more than thirty-six (36) square feet of sign area. All temporary construction signs shall be removed within fourteen (14) days of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or within three (3) days of the erection of a permanent detached sign upon the site, whichever occurs first. Information permitted upon temporary construction signs shall be limited to the name of the project, the general contractor, the architect, the engineer, and other firms involved in the construction project.

(g) One (1) real estate sign for the initial lease-up period, which shall not exceed a height of ten (10) feet above natural grade and shall contain no more than thirty-two (32) square feet of sign area. The initial lease-up period shall be construed as that time from the beginning of construction through the execution of lease(s) for ninety-five (95) percent of the building's leasable space, or one (1) calendar year, whichever is shorter. If the building has not reached ninety-five (95) percent occupancy within one (1) year, the permit may be renewed by the zoning administrator for an additional year. Such permit may be administratively renewed twice, but the maximum permitted time period for such real estate sign shall never exceed three (3) consecutive calendar years from the date of the certificate of occupancy. Any subsequent real estate sign shall not exceed a height of five (5) feet above natural grade and shall contain no more than sixteen (16) square feet of sign area. Information permitted on such signs shall be limited to the nature of the offering, the name and/or logo of the real estate company, the listing agent, and the phone number. All such signs shall be removed within five (5) days of the date of recordation of the deed for the property or execution of the lease for the last leasable space on the property.

 

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on May 13, 2015.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

George E. Wallace, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council