Legislation # 15-0310 Enactment Number Z15-21
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date none
Introduction Date 10/14/2015
Title Ordinance To amend And Re-Enact Chapter 10 Of The Zoning Ordinance Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Entitled “Signs” By Amending Article 2, Section 10-10 As Part Of The Adoption Of A New Zoning District For The Commercial District Of The Phoebus Neighborhood.
 
Legislation History 15-0310
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
10/18/2015 Enactment Number Z15-21
10/14/2015 Approved
10/14/2015 Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
10/14/2015 Presented by Mike Hayes, Chief Planner. Items 15 through 22 were presented together.
10/5/2015 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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ZOA174-2015 PC Resolution.pdf PC Resolution 243K PC Resolution
Red Line Ch 10 Art 2 PH-1 Signs.pdf Other 261K Red lines
 
Legislation Text 15-0310

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 15-0310

 

Enactment Number: Z15-21

 

Ordinance To amend And Re-Enact Chapter 10 Of The Zoning Ordinance Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Entitled Signs By Amending Article 2, Section 10-10 As Part Of The Adoption Of A New Zoning District For The Commercial District Of The Phoebus Neighborhood.

 

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 Article 2 Section 10-10 of chapter 10 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended and re-enacted as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10 SIGNS

 

 

ARTICLE 2 SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS IN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS

 

 

Sec. 10-10 PH-1 District

(1) Intent.

The purpose of these regulations is to regulate all signs placed for exterior observance so as to protect property values, protect against inappropriate or hazardous visual encroachment, and complement the historic character of the Phoebus Business District, thereby furthering the overall intent of this article.

(2) General sign regulations.

Signage shall generally be as permitted in article 1 of this chapter, however the following shall also apply:

(a) Permitted sign types include only:

(i) Wall signs, to include painted wall signs

(ii) Window signs

(iii) Awning/canopy signs

(iv) Projecting signs

(v) Sandwich board signs

(vi) Roof signs

(b) Prohibited sign types include but are not limited to:

(i) Freestanding signs

(ii) Changeable copy signs

(iii) Inflatable signs

(iv) Changeable electronic message signs

(c) Sign illumination.

Internal illumination, except for neon or similar gaseous tubing signs, is prohibited

(d) Sign area.

(i) Total square footage of the sign area shall not exceed a ratio of 0.75 square feet of sign area for each linear foot of the building faade.

(ii) Notwithstanding Sec. 10-10(2)(d)(i) above, signage painted directly on the wall of a building shall be permitted at a ratio not to exceed 1.5 square feet of sign area for each linear foot of the building faade, is permitted on any building faade, and shall not count toward the total number of facades which may hold otherwise-permitted wall signage.

(iii) Roof signs shall not exceed 180 square feet, shall not project more than 10 feet above the highest point of the building, and shall count toward the maximum number of otherwise-permitted wall signs.

(e) Pedestrian clearance.

No less than 8 feet of clearance shall be provided between a sidewalk or pedestrian area and the lowest point of a projecting sign.

 

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on October 14, 2015.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

George E. Wallace, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council