City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Zoning Text
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: Z12-13
Ordinance to amend and re-enact
chapter 1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia entitled
Zones and General Provisions by adding section 1-18 (6) pertaining to
projections allowed in yards and courts.
WHEREASE, the public necessity, convenience, general welfare
and good zoning practice so require;
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia that chapter 1 of the
Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended and re-enacted as
. . . .
1-18. Projections allowed in yards and courts.
eaves, belt course, sills, canopies, or other similar architectural features
(not including bay windows or vertical projections) may extend or project into
a required side yard not more than eighteen (18) inches for each five (5) feet
of width of such side yard, but not over three (3) feet in any case, nor nearer
than three (3) feet to any side lot line, and may extend or project into a
required front or rear yard not more than thirty six (36) inches. (Chimneys
may project into a required front, side, or rear yard not more than eighteen
(18) inches, provided the width of any side yard is not reduced to less than
three (3) feet on one side and eight (8) feet on the other.)
stairways, when approved, shall be located at the rear of all buildings or
structures, unless lawfully required to be located otherwise for use as a fire
(3) Any enclosed
porch, including screen porches, shall be considered as part of the main
platforms, or landing places which do not extend above the level of the first
floor of the building may extend or project into any front, side, rear yard or
court not more than eight (8) feet, provided they do not encroach to within
three (3) feet of the side lot line.
(5) An unenclosed
porch with a roof may project into the required front yard a maximum of eight
(8) feet but shall be no closer than ten (10) feet to the front property line.
(6) On one family residential,
duplex, and fee simple townhouse lots, mechanical equipment, including but not
limited to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and generators,
may encroach into the side and rear yard, but shall not encroach more than
eight (8) feet and shall be no closer than three (3) feet to the property line.
No such encroachment may occur in a yard adjacent to a public street.
. . . .
the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held
on October 10, 2012.
Signed by ____________________________ Date
Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________
Katherine K. Glass, CMC
Clerk of the Council