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. Seminar will give tenants, landlords and others the latest news on fair housing laws

    March 10, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will sponsor a free three-hour seminar next month on the Fair Housing Law. Read on...
  2. Hampton will have special 2020 Census kick-off event on March 14 at Peninsula Town Center

    March 4, 2020 - Count me in, Hampton! That's the theme for a special Census kick-off on Saturday, March 14, at the Town Square in Peninsula Town Center, 1620 Merchant Lane. Read on...
  3. Applications for neighborhood revitalization grants are being accepted

    Feb. 14, 2020 — Hampton’s Community Development Department are accepting applications for neighborhood improvement grants for the fiscal year 2021. Read on...
  4. Upcoming workshops will focus on Hampton's 5-year consolidated housing plan

    Feb. 3, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department is working on its five-year Consolidated Housing Plan, and the public is invited to one of three workshops where you can share your thoughts on housing, homelessness, and community development. Read on...