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March 21, 2018 - For most of us, buying a home is our largest investment. Setting aside areas of the city for single-family homes and controlling what can be built there helps protect that investment.
For the record, zoning is required of all localities in Virginia. Zoning districts also help the city allocate resources, infrastructure and services efficiently by concentrating commercial areas and other high-traffic uses near major roads. If all the tall office buildings are concentrated in one or two districts, for example, the city will need fewer tall ladder fire trucks and can position them close to where they are needed.
Conflicts can occur when one type of zoning bumps up against another – or when a property owner wants to change zoning – and that triggers a process that gives neighbors a chance to give input.
Read more at www.hampton.gov/ForTheRecord