Legislation # 08-0219 Enactment Number none
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date none
Introduction Date 5/28/2008
Title A Zoning Ordinance Amendment for Special Public Interest-Public Land District (SPI-PL)(Sec. 17.3-25) is requested by the City of Hampton.
Legislation History 08-0219
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
6/18/2008 Adopted as Amended on Second and Final Reading
6/18/2008 Held Public Hearing
5/28/2008 Adopted on First Reading
5/28/2008 Held Public Hearing
5/14/2008 Received By Clerk's Office
View Attachments 08-0219
ZOA.PL.ppt Power Point Presentation 112K Power Point
SPI-PL.PC.Memo.pdf Memorandum 21K Memorandum
Resolution-Scanned.pdf PC Resolution 86K Resolution
SPI-PL.5.08.doc Exhibit 37K ZOA Text (Mark-up)
SPI-PL.clean.doc Exhibit 28K ZOA Text (Clean)
Legislation Text 08-0219


City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 08-0219


Enactment Number: -


A Zoning Ordinance Amendment for Special Public Interest-Public Land District (SPI-PL)(Sec. 17.3-25) is requested by the City of Hampton.


Article IV. Public Land District (PL)


Sec. 17.3-25. Purpose of the District.


This district establishes a special classification for certain parcels of land which are intended to be conserved and protected and/or used for recreational purposes. The principal purposes of the Public Land District are:


(1) to conserve and protect open space, natural environmental features, and wildlife habitat;

(2) to enhance the quality of life with provision of space for walking, passive recreation, and aesthetic enjoyment; and

(3) to provide for recreational opportunities, where appropriate.


Designating these areas as Public Land will raise the degree of assurance that designated open space and recreational areas will remain. It is intended to identify those parcels, relate them to the Land Use element of the Citys adopted Comprehensive Plan and major elements of existing land use characteristics, and permit the greatest certainty regarding the character of potential uses of this public land.


Sec. 17.3-26. Application of the District.


To enable the district to operate in harmony with the plan for land use and populations embodied in these regulations, the PL District shall be applied only to those lands owned or leased by the City of Hampton or any other governmental entity or political subdivision and shall hereinafter be referred to as Public Land. No property shall be rezoned to the PL District if any use exists on the property which would be nonconforming


Sec. 17.3-27. Permitted Uses.


A building or land shall be used only for the following purposes:


(1) Public Land that is used for activities such as parks, conservation areas, land reserves, recreation, and historic sites.


(2) Accessory uses associated with Public Land.


Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on June 18, 2008.




Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor





Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council