City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Zoning Text
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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:
SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS IN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS
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
(i) Freestanding signs
(ii) Changeable copy signs
(iii) Inflatable signs
(iv) Changeable electronic message signs
(c) Sign illumination.
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
(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
(e) Pedestrian clearance.
less than 8 feet of clearance shall be provided between a sidewalk or
pedestrian area and the lowest point of a projecting sign.
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