Legislation # 13-0327 Enactment Number Z13-38
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date none
Introduction Date 8/14/2013
Title Ordinance to Amend and Re-enact Chapter 12 entitled “C-2 District – Limited Commercial District” of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, by Amending sections 12-1 (8), (9), (11), (13.1), (13.2), (24) - (29), and (31) pertaining to changing the term “conditional privilege” to “use permit” and Adding certain uses and conditions formerly found in chapters 20 and 20.1 of the Zoning Ordinance.
 
Legislation History 13-0327
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
8/27/2013 Enactment Number Z13-38
8/14/2013 Adopted
8/5/2013 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 13-0327

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 13-0327

 

Enactment Number: Z13-38

 

Ordinance to Amend and Re-enact Chapter 12 entitled C-2 District Limited Commercial District of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, by Amending sections 12-1 (8), (9), (11), (13.1), (13.2), (24) - (29), and (31) pertaining to changing the term conditional privilege to use permit and Adding certain uses and conditions formerly found in chapters 20 and 20.1 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

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 12 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

 

Sec. 12-1. - Uses permitted; C-2 District.

The following uses are permitted in all C-2 Districts:

(1)

All uses permitted in C-1, Neighborhood Commercial Districts, and MD-2 and MD-3, Multiple Dwelling Districts.

. . . .

(8)

Fraternal clubs or lodges, subject to securing a use permit.

(9)

Funeral home or mortuary, subject to securing a use permit.

. . . .

(11)

Job printing shops not exceeding 3,000 square feet of floor space.

. . . .

(13.1)

Restaurants, lunchrooms, or cafs having dancing subject to the provisions of chapter 4, article II of the city code, and/or having live entertainment provided as follows:

(a)

For Live Entertainment 1 venues which are defined as venues where capacity is limited to no more than 50 people and subject to a live entertainment permit granted by the zoning administrator with the following attached conditions:

1.

Live entertainment shall be conducted inside the building only;

2.

Performance space shall be no greater than 10% of the gross floor area. The applicant shall submit a floor plan indicating the location of the proposed performance space;

3.

The hours of operation for live entertainment shall be specified on the live entertainment permit application and shall not extend past 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday;

4.

Any sound or noise from amplified music shall not exceed a noise level measurement of 60 dBA upon the real property of another as determined by a sound level meter using the "A" weighting scale in accordance with the American National Standard Institute;

5.

Each ingress/egress point in the building shall be monitored by an attendant during the hours of operation, and additional attendants may be required to monitor vehicle parking areas that serve the building and maintain and control patron behavior upon exit of the building into the parking areas;

6.

The live entertainment permit shall be valid for 18 months from the date of approval by the zoning administrator. After 12 months of operation, prior to the expiration date, the live entertainment permit will be scheduled for review by the zoning administrator to consider if the continuation of the live entertainment permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district. The review will be based, in part, upon a physical site review, traffic flow and control, access to and circulation within the property, off-street parking and loading, hours and manner of operation, noise, light, neighborhood complaints, police service calls, and any violations of any federal, state or local law. If, after review, the zoning administrator determines that the live entertainment permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district, the zoning administrator may administratively extend the live entertainment permit in five-year increments. Each such extension shall be subject to the same administrative review. If the zoning administrator determines that that the live entertainment permit would be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land the zoning district, the zoning administrator will notify the permittee of a denial of the extension in writing in the same manner as required under chapter 25 of the zoning ordinance. A permittee aggrieved by the decision of the zoning administrator may appeal the decision of the zoning administrator to the board of zoning appeals in the manner set forth in chapter 22 of the zoning ordinance. Nothing contained herein shall limit the rights of a permittee to seek a new live entertainment permit; and

7.

The zoning administrator, or appointed designee, shall have the ability to revoke the live entertainment permit upon violations of any of the above conditions.

(b)

For Live Entertainment 2 venues which are defined as venues with a capacity greater than 50 people and subject to obtaining a use permit by city council. The city will evaluate each application on a site-by-site basis with regard to the surrounding land use patterns and city council may impose more restrictive conditions when the proposal is adjacent to residential land uses. Conditions shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.

Submission of a site plan indicating the location and total area of the live entertainment performance space;

2.

Hours of operation;

3.

Any sound or noise from amplified music;

4.

Staffing for ingress/egress points in the building and vehicle parking areas;

5.

Term limitation on the use permit, administrative review and extension or denial of the use permit.


The live entertainment permit shall be valid for 18 months from the date of approval by the zoning administrator. After 12 months of operation, prior to the expiration date, the live entertainment permit will be scheduled for review by the zoning administrator to consider if the continuation of the live entertainment permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district. The review will be based, in part, upon a physical site review, traffic flow and control, access to and circulation within the property, off-street parking and loading, hours and manner of operation, noise, light, neighborhood complaints, police service calls, and any violations of any federal, state or local law. If, after review, the zoning administrator determines that the live entertainment permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district, the zoning administrator may administratively extend the live entertainment permit in five-year increments. Each such extension shall be subject to the same administrative review. If the zoning administrator determines that that the live entertainment permit would be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the live entertainment permit would cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land the zoning district, the zoning administrator will notify the permittee of a denial of the extension in writing in the same manner as required under chapter 25 of the zoning ordinance. A permittee aggrieved by the decision of the zoning administrator may appeal the decision of the zoning administrator to the board of zoning appeals in the manner set forth in chapter 22 of the zoning ordinance. Nothing contained herein shall limit the rights of a permittee to seek a new live entertainment permit; and

7.

The zoning administrator, or appointed designee, shall have the ability to revoke the live entertainment permit upon violations of any of the above conditions.

(b)

For Live Entertainment 2 venues which are defined as venues with a capacity greater than 50 people and subject to obtaining a use permit by city council. The city will evaluate each application on a site-by-site basis with regard to the surrounding land use patterns and city council may impose more restrictive conditions when the proposal is adjacent to residential land uses. Conditions shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.

Submission of a site plan indicating the location and total area of the live entertainment performance space;

2.

Hours of operation;

3.

Any sound or noise from amplified music;

4.

Staffing for ingress/egress points in the building and vehicle parking areas;

5.

Term limitation on the use permit, administrative review and extension or denial of use permit.

(13.2)

Outdoor dining, directly adjoining and as an accessory use to a restaurant, provided as follows:

(a)

Outdoor Dining 1 venues shall be subject to an outdoor dining permit granted by the zoning administrator with the following attached conditions:

1.

The proposed dining operation and location will not significantly interfere with the pedestrian traffic or otherwise constitute a health and safety risk;

2.

Tables, chairs and other furniture placed outdoors shall be readily available for use. Any furniture which is not readily accessible may not be stored outside, but must be stored within a wholly enclosed structure;

3.

Any sound or noise from amplified music shall not exceed a noise level measurement of 60 dBA upon the real property of another as determined by a sound level meter using the "A" weighting scale in accordance with the American National Standard Institute;

4.

Any encroachment of an outdoor dining area into a public right-of-way must be approved by the city council. The applicant must adhere to all terms and provisions specified in the agreement granted by the city council;

5.

The hours of operation of the outdoor dining area shall not extend beyond 8:00 a.m.9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m.10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday;

6.

All outdoor lighting shall be focused downward and inward in a way that prevents spillover onto adjacent properties;

7.

All outdoor dining shall be subject to the provisions of the Hampton Zoning Ordinance and Hampton City Code, to include, but not be limited to, parking, setbacks, and building code requirements;

8.

The outdoor dining permit shall be valid for 18 months from the date of approval by the zoning administrator. After 12 months of operation, prior to the expiration date, the outdoor dining permit will be scheduled for review by the zoning administrator to consider if the continuation of the outdoor dining permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the outdoor dining permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district. The review will be based, in part, upon a physical site review, hours and manner of operation, noise, light, neighborhood complaints, police service calls, and any violations of any federal, state or local law. If, after review, the zoning administrator determines that the outdoor dining permit would not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the outdoor dining permit would not cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land in the zoning district, the zoning administrator may administratively extend the outdoor dining permit in five-year increments. Each such extension shall be subject to the same administrative review. If the zoning administrator determines that the outdoor dining permit would be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and that to continue the activities under the outdoor dining permit would cause public inconvenience, annoyance, disturbance or have an undue impact on the community or be incompatible with other uses of land [in] the zoning district, the zoning administrator will notify the permittee of a denial of the extension in writing in the same manner as required under chapter 25 of the zoning ordinance. A permittee aggrieved by the decision of the zoning administrator may appeal the decision of the zoning administrator to the board of zoning appeals in the manner set forth in chapter 22 of the zoning ordinance. Nothing contained herein shall limit the rights of a permittee to seek a new outdoor dining permit; and

9.

The zoning administrator, or appointed designee, shall have the ability to revoke the outdoor dining permit upon violations of any of the above conditions.

 

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(24)

Animal or veterinary hospitals when operated within a completely enclosed building, subject to securing a use permit.

(25)

Amusement centers, subject to securing a use permit.

(26)

Pawnshops, subject to securing a use permit.

(27)

Vehicle storage area as an accessory use to the sale of new automobile passenger cars, new trucks, new truck trailers, or to a gasoline supply station, subject to securing a use permit. Additionally, the following minimum conditions shall be met:

(a)

All storage areas shall be enclosed by a six (6) foot opaque fence.

(b)

There shall be a landscaped buffer of 15 feet between the fence and any existing or proposed right-of-way.

(c)

There shall be a landscaped buffer of 20 feet between the fence and any adjacent residential district or the property line of any existing dwelling unit.

(d)

There shall be a landscaped buffer of 15 feet between the fence and any adjacent commercial property.

(e)

When any yard area of a vehicle storage area abuts the front yard(s) of one (1) or more residential lots, all required fencing and all storage areas shall be set back a distance equal to the largest front setback of the dwelling(s) on the adjacent parcel(s).

 

(28)

Commercial communication tower, subject to securing a use permit. Additionally, such use permit shall include the following submittals with application and at a minimum, satisfy the following criteria:

(a)

Use permit applications for commercial communication towers shall include the following:

(i)

A site plan drawn to scale specifying the location of tower(s), guy anchors (if any), transmission building(s) and other accessory uses, parking, access, landscaped areas (specifying size, spacing, and plant material proposed) fences, and identify adjacent property owners.

(ii)

A report from a registered structural or civil engineer indicating tower height and design, structure, installation and total anticipated capacity of the structure (including number and types of antennas which could be accommodated). This data shall demonstrate that the proposed commercial communication tower conforms to all structural requirements of the Uniform Statewide Building Code and shall set out whether the commercial communication tower will meet the structural requirements of EIA-222 E "Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures" published by the Electronic Industries Association, effective June 1, 1987 or current update.

(iii)

A statement from a registered engineer that the NIER (nonionizing electromagnetic radiation) emitted therefrom does not result in a ground level exposure at any point outside such facility which exceeds the lowest applicable exposure standards established by any regulatory agency of the U.S. government or the American National Standards Institute.

(iv)

Evidence of the lack of space on suitable existing commercial communication towers, buildings, or other structures to locate the proposed antenna and the lack of space on existing commercial communication tower sites to construct a tower for the proposed antenna within the service area shall be considered in the review of use permit applications for a new commercial communication tower.

(v)

Intermodulation testing is coordinated through the Hampton police division demonstrating that the proposed antenna operation is designed in a manner to eliminate interference with public safety communications. Such testing shall also be required from each subsequent operator prior to any building permits to add or modify antennae. Should any equipment associated with the antennae be found to interfere with public safety communications, the owner shall be responsible for the elimination of such interference.

(b)

The following locational criteria shall be considered in determining the appropriateness of sites for commercial communication towers:

(i)

Whether the application represents a request for multiple use of a commercial communication tower or site, or use on a site contiguous to an existing commercial communication tower site.

(ii)

Whether the application contains a report that other potential users of the site and the commercial communication tower have been contacted, and they have no current plans, to the best of their ability to determine, that could be fulfilled by joint use.

(iii)

Whether the application shows how the commercial communication tower or site will be designed or laid out to accommodate future multiple users. Specific design features evaluated shall include but not be limited to height, wind loading, and coaxial cable capacity.

(iv)

Whether the proposed commercial communication tower is to be located in an area where it would be unobtrusive and would not substantially detract from aesthetic or neighborhood character, due either to location, to the nature of surrounding uses, (such as industrial uses) or to lack of visibility caused by natural growth or other factors.

(c)

Accessory facilities may not include offices, vehicle storage, or outdoor storage unless permitted by underlying zoning.

(d)

Advertising and/or signage on tower structures is prohibited.

(e)

The minimum setback requirements from the base of the commercial communication tower to any property line abutting a right-of-way of any planned or existing street, and all residential uses shall be at least 50 feet unless a greater setback is specified due to site specific characteristics. For property lines abutting nonresidential uses, the minimum setback requirements shall be at least 25 feet unless a greater setback is specified due to site specific characteristics. The minimum setback for guy towers shall be equal to 40% of tower height.

(f)

Minimum site size shall be no less than 2,000 square feet.

(g)

Commercial communication towers 200 feet in height or less shall have a galvanized finish or be painted silver. Regulations of the Federal Aviation Commission or Federal Communications Commission supersede this requirement if contradictory.

(h)

Commercial communication towers shall be illuminated as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. However, if not required by the Federal Aviation Commission, no lighting shall be incorporated.

(i)

Landscaping shall be required as set forth in the City of Hampton Landscape Guidelines on file with the department of community development, development services center.

(j)

Additional conditions may be included contingent upon site specific characteristics for commercial communication towers other than those exempt under subsection (k) herein below.

 

(k)

Commercial communication towers up to 150 feet in height sited on properties included in the inventory of appropriate sites for communication towers recommended in the master plan which is adopted by reference as a component of the 2010 comprehensive plan ,as amended, are exempt from the use permit requirement provided all the above listed provisions, except for subsection (j), are satisfied and proposals to site said improvements are first reviewed by the planning commission, with its recommendation forwarded to the appropriate board or commission for further consideration. Failure on the part of the planning commission to act on such proposals within 90 days of submission of a complete application shall be deemed to be an approval, unless the applicant agrees to an extension of time.

 

(29)

Commercial building-mounted antenna; provided the following:

(a)

The building is not a single-family dwelling;

(b)

The minimum height of the building shall be no less than 35 feet);

(c)

The height of the antenna (including support structures) shall not exceed 22 feet above the highest point of the building;

(d)

The antenna and support structures are painted so that they are compatible with the primary building structure, unless roof mounted; and

(e)

Intermodulation testing is coordinated through the Hampton police division demonstrating that the proposed antenna operation is designed in a manner to eliminate interference with public safety communications. Such testing shall also be required from each subsequent operator prior to any building permits to add or modify antennae. Should any equipment associated with the antennae be found to interfere with public safety communications, the owner shall be responsible for the elimination of such interference.

. . . .

(31)

Day Care 3, subject to securing a use permit, provided that the evaluation of a request for use permit for a day care 3 shall include the traffic impact of the proposed use on the surrounding road network. Further provided that the use permit for a day care 3 in a shall automatically expire and become null and void if the property is not used for the permitted purpose for a continuous six-month period.

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Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on August 14, 2013.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council