Legislation # 06-0096 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 2/8/2006
Title Consideration of a resolution calling for a referendum on the Bay Front initiative.
 
Legislation History 06-0096
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
2/8/2006 Moved to approve resolution calling for a referendum on this issue to be placed on the May ballot.
2/1/2006 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 06-0096

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 06-0096

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Consideration of a resolution calling for a referendum on the Bay Front initiative.

 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City Council (Council) of the City of Hampton (City) at a regular meeting on March 23, 2005 voted to adopt the 2005 Buckroe Master Plan (Buckroe Master Plan or Plan), as a component of the Citys Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Plan was adopted following significant public input and in accordance with City policy and state law; and

 

WHEREAS, the Buckroe Master Plan as approved, calls for developing the area known in the Plan as the Bayfront Development Blocks, with a combination of condominiums, townhomes, single-family houses, a mixed-used residential building /hotel with retail/restaurant at street level, and related parking located mid-block.; and

 

WHEREAS, in adopting the Buckroe Master Plan, Council members stated that the action was taken with the understanding that the Plan is a Plan, which may be further refined or modified; and

 

WHEREAS, Council has reason to believe based on citizen input expressed at Council meetings, in citizen correspondence and by petition that there are concerns in the community about the proposed land use of the Bayfront Development Blocks in the Buckroe Master Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, based on that citizen input, Council acknowledges a desire among a significant number of Hampton residents to commit the Bayfront Development Blocks to general community use as recreational green space or open space rather than to residential and commercial development as set forth in the adopted Buckroe Master Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Hampton desires to have an advisory referendum conducted on the question of whether the land use recommendations for the residential and commercial development of the Bayfront Development Blocks in the Buckroe Master Plan should be amended to recreational green space or open space; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 3.08.G. of the Hampton City Charter provides that such referendum conducted by the City may be advisory; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires to request the Judge of the Circuit Court of the City to order such advisory referendum.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council:

 

1.                  That the Honorable Judge of the Circuit Court of the City be, and he hereby is, requested to order an advisory referendum to be held on the date of the next general election on May 2, 2006, to determine if a majority of the qualified voters of the City desire the City to amend the land use recommendation for the Bayfront Development Blocks in the Buckroe Master Plan, from residential/commercial development to recreational green space or open space with the question to be submitted in substantially the following form:

 

Should the Bayfront Development Blocks which consist of the following three areas:

 

(1) that area bounded by Buckroe Avenue on the north, First Street on the east, Pembroke Avenue on the south and Second Street on the west;

 

(2)               that area bounded by Pembroke Avenue on the north, First Street extended on the east, Point Comfort Avenue on the south and Second Street on the west; and

 

(3) that area bounded by Pembroke Avenue on the north, Second Street on the east, Point Comfort Avenue on the south and Mallory Street on the west

be permitted to be developed in accordance with the Buckroe Master Plan for residential/commercial use rather than amending the Plan to restrict the use to green

space or open space?

 

Yes

 

No

 

2. That the City Manager is authorized to expend the necessary funds to comply with all requirements of law and to give appropriate notice of the time, place and subject matters of the advisory referendum as may be ordered by the Court; and

 

3. That the City Attorney, on behalf of the City, is authorized and directed to prepare and present a petition to the Circuit Court of the City requesting such advisory referendum and to do all the necessary and appropriate legal work to expedite this matter.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on February 8, 2006.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council