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. Planning Commission to consider new rules for parking on lawns, RV parking

    Aug. 18, 2020 - The Hampton Planning Commission will hold public hearings and consider several measures related to parking cars, boats and large recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods in its Thursday meeting. Read on...
  2. Restaurants, here's how to apply for a temporary outdoor dining area

    May 15, 2020 - Virginia restaurants are now allowed to seat customers in outdoor seating if they already have approved sites. Those who don’t, and those who want expanded areas, can fill out a simple permit application that Hampton has created. 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...