Planning & Zoning Administration

Performs planning, zoning and environmental functions:

  • Administers the zoning ordinance and manages land use applications by evaluating their consistency with adopted city policies
  • Provides staff support to the Board of Zoning Appeals, Hampton Youth Commission, Planning Commission, and Wetlands Board
  • Provides strategic master plans, the Hampton Community Plan (PDF), and policies to guide future development
  • Contributes design assistance on development projects in special districts
  • Contributes environmental expertise and reviews related to regulation and enforcement of Chesapeake Bay and wetlands protection requirements
  • Coordinates with regional planning efforts
  • Develops relationships with key stakeholder groups to build upon Hampton's historical strengths and assets to leverage new investment and partnerships
  • Proposes amendments to codes and ordinances to comply with state law and ensures agreement with the Hampton Community Plan
  • Tracks Census, demographic, and other community data measures and trends
  1. Top news
  2. Meetings & events
  1. New ordinance requires minimum green area for street frontage yards of residences

    Jan. 4, 2021 - Effective Dec. 9, a new city ordinance requires a minimum green area for street frontage yards of residential properties. Read on...
  2. Hampton fights flooding with Virginia’s first environmental impact bond

    Dec 3, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020 - Hampton has become the third municipality in the country to use an innovative form of financing to fund three major projects aimed at reducing flooding and pollution. Read on...
  3. Hampton, Bay Foundation announce partnership for projects

    Dec. 19, 2018 - Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution using environmental impact bonds, a funding tool leveraged through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures. See joint press release
  4. Hampton 2040: Help kick off a major update to the city's Community Plan on Oct. 30

    Oct. 11, 2018 - Help kick off a major update to the city’s Community Plan. That plan — Hampton 2040 — will be a road map for the city’s future, and we need your perspective to set the right course. Read on...