City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Zoning Text
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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
SPECIAL REGULATIONS IN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS
LFA-3 and HRC-1 Districts
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
(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
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
(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 C Figure
Minor Directional Tenant
(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
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