Legislation # 14-0028 Enactment Number Z14-17
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date none
Introduction Date 1/8/2014
Title Ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 10.1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia entitled “RT District—Residential Transition District” by amending section 10.1-2 - Uses permitted; section 10.1-3 - Limitations on permitted uses; section 10.1-5 - Building size; section 10.1-6 - Lot width; section 10.1-8 - Accessory structures; and section 10.1-9 - Development standards.
 
Legislation History 14-0028
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
5/17/2014 Enactment Number Z14-17
1/8/2014 Approved items 14-0013 through 14-0037.
12/23/2013 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 14-0028

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 14-0028

 

Enactment Number: Z14-17

 

Ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 10.1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia entitled RT DistrictResidential Transition District by amending section 10.1-2 - Uses permitted; section 10.1-3 - Limitations on permitted uses; section 10.1-5 - Building size; section 10.1-6 - Lot width; section 10.1-8 - Accessory structures; and section 10.1-9 - Development standards.

 

Whereas, 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 10.1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended and re-enacted as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10.1 - RT DISTRICTRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION DISTRICT

 

Sec. 10.1-01. - Overall intent of Residential Transition Districts.

 

It is the intent of this chapter to establish reasonable standards that permit and control development along corridors of the city identified in the city's comprehensive plan as appropriate for residential transition uses. The plan recognizes the need to implement a new land use designation that provides a transition between major thoroughfares and adjacent low density residential areas. This land use category would allow the properties along these corridors to develop, or redevelop, in a manner that best utilizes their frontage and access without detrimental impacts on surrounding residential development. This chapter recognizes that this transition may be accomplished differently, depending upon the corridor affected and the desires and needs of the surrounding community, and therefore allows for separate Residential Transition Districts, should they be necessary.

(Amended 10-25-00)

 

ARTICLE I. - RT-1 DISTRICTTODDS LANE AND BIG BETHEL ROAD

 

Sec. 10.1-1. - Intent.

 

RT-1 is intended to accomplish four (4) specific objectives identified in the Todds Lane/Big Bethel Road Corridors Study:

 

(1) To create a district that serves as a buffer between single-family residential districts and major arterial streets;

(2) To create a district that allows only uses compatible with single-family development, recognizing that these uses may be interspersed with residential development along the corridors;

(3) To create a district that allows non-residential development, but which requires that development to maintain the existing residential scale along the corridors; and

(4) To create a district that will not significantly increase traffic along the corridors, by allowing only those uses that generate no more than two and one-half (2) times the total average daily traffic trips generated by single-family development, or eighty-eight (88) trips per acre.

 

The intent of the RT-1 District is to allow conversion of existing buildings or new construction in a manner that maintains the visual character and architectural scale of existing development within the area. It is also the intent of the RT-1 District to minimize visual and functional conflicts between residential and non-residential uses.

 

Sec. 10.1-2. - Uses permitted; RT-1 District.

 

Uses shall be permitted as set forth in Chapter 2 - Uses Permitted.

 

Sec. 10.1-3. - Reserved.

 

Sec. 10.1-4. - Height regulations; RT-1 District.

 

Buildings shall be permitted up to a height of thirty-five (35) feet; however the height limit for any building may be increased to forty-five (45) feet when side yards of at least twenty-five (25) feet are provided.

 

Sec. 10.1-5. - Reserved.

 

Sec. 10.1-6. - Lot width; RT-1 District.

 

All newly created lots in the RT-1 District shall have a minimum frontage of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet. A structure may be placed on an existing substandard lot under the provisions set forth in section 1-22 hereof.

 

Sec. 10.1-7. - Setback regulations; RT-1 District.

 

Improvements, as referenced in this section, shall include buildings, parking areas, and other site construction, but shall not include walls, fences or signs. With the exception of existing improvements, any improvements necessary for ingress and egress to the property, and any accessory structures, all improvements shall be located outside these setbacks:

 

(1) The front setback shall be at least thirty (30) feet from the front property line; however lots within the RT-1 District recorded prior to (date of adoption of this ordinance) shall have a front setback equal to the average existing front yard on the block. The minimum requirement shall be thirty (30) feet; the maximum requirement shall be sixty (60) feet.

(2) The rear building setback shall be at least thirty-five (35) feet from the rear property line; however, all other improvements shall be set back at least thirty (30) feet from the rear property line.

(3) The total of the two side setbacks shall equal at least twenty-five (25) percent of the lot width; however, if that total equals or exceeds fifty (50), no more than fifty (50) feet shall be required.

(a) If the total required side setback is less than fifty (50) feet:

(i) The minimum setback shall be ten (10) feet from any joint property line; and

(ii) The minimum setback shall be fifteen (15) feet from any existing or proposed public right-of-way.

(b) If the total required side setback equals fifty (50) feet, the minimum setback from any joint property line or existing or proposed public right-of-way shall be twenty-five (25) feet.

 

Sec. 10.1-8. - Accessory structures; RT-1 District.

 

(1) Accessory structures shall be permitted in the rear yards only.

(2) Accessory structures shall be permitted within five (5) feet of any rear or side property line.

(3) Accessory structures shall be permitted up to one thousand (1,000) square feet in total floor area, and may cover up to twenty (20) percent of the rear yard.

(4) Height of accessory buildings shall be governed by section 18-181-19 herein.

(Amended 7-9-97)

 

Sec. 10.1-9. - Development standards; RT-1 District.

 

It is the intent of this section to ensure that the introduction of non-residential uses takes place without negatively impacting existing residential uses. Site development standards are intended to embody the qualities of single-family residential design and construction in terms of open space, lawns and plantings, light and air, convenience and privacy of nearby structures, and other amenities of residential areas.

(1) Architectural standards:

(a) Only gable and hip-style roofs shall be permitted.

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(b) Roof pitch shall be a minimum of 1:3, horizontal to vertical, with a maximum of 1:1.

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(c) Roofs shall be designed with at least one (1) change or break in plane within every 60-foot segment. Vertical roof changes, porch roofs and dormers are examples of acceptable plane changes.

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(d) Roof materials shall be those typical in residential construction. Existing buildings undergoing expansion shall use materials similar in color, size and texture to the existing roof materials. Standing seam metal roofs shall not be permitted unless required due to the expansion of an existing roof.

(e) Building materials to be used for exterior finishes shall be those typical in residential construction. Concrete masonry units, precast concrete panels, vertical ribbed metal exteriors or highly reflective materials shall not be permitted unless required due to the expansion of an existing building. Existing buildings undergoing expansion shall use materials similar in color, size and texture to the existing building materials.

(f) Windows shall cover between 10% and 50% of any exterior wall fronting on an existing or proposed public right-of-way. Existing buildings undergoing expansion shall preserve the existing portion of exterior wall and glazing on any new walls that front on an existing or proposed public right-of- way.

(2) Green area and landscape plan:

(a) At least 20% of the total lot area shall be maintained as green area. Compliance with this subsection and the setback requirements in section 10.1-7 herein shall substitute for the green area requirements in chapter 1 of the city zoning ordinance.

(b) A landscape plan complying with the City of Hampton Landscape Guidelines shall be submitted to the director of the department of community development or his designee for review and approval prior to the issuance of a zoning permit.

(3) All development proposals in the RT-1 District shall be accompanied by evidence

to the planning director that traffic generated by the use does not exceed the prescribed limit of eighty-eight (88) trips per day, per acre.

(4) All uses permitted in the RT-1 District shall be permitted up to a maximum building size of five thousand (5,000) square feet of floor area per acre, except that religious facilities, funeral homes, hospitals, sanitariums, convalescent or nursing homes, or adult care residences shall be permitted up to a maximum building size of twelve thousand (12,000) square feet of floor area per acre.

(5) In order to maintain a residential scale of development, at least forty (40) percent of the total square footage of any building shall be on the ground floor.

(6) The floor area of accessory structures, as permitted herein, shall not count toward the maximum floor areas in (4) above.

 

Sec. 10.1-10. - Off-street parking; RT-1 District.

 

Uses permitted in the RT-1 District shall provide garage or vehicle parking space as required in chapter 19 hereof.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on January 8, 2014.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

George E. Wallace, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council