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
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  1. Hampton named top community in Virginia for resilience efforts

    July 18, 2022 - Hampton has been named the Resilient Virginia Community of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association for its "outstanding example for how to undertake resiliency planning," according to the announcement. Read on...
  2. Jump forward to 2040: Help set a course for Hampton's future

    May 10, 2022 - Jump ahead in time 20 years. What do you want Hampton to look like? What do we, as a community, need to get there? Help the city set a course for the future. Read on...