Proposed Zoning Changes

Hampton’s Planning and Zoning Administration is proposing changes to zoning ordinances for Buckroe, Phoebus, Downtown, and Coliseum Central. Download the Multifamily Use Regulation – Briefing on Proposal (PDF) for further information.


Loose balloons wreak havoc on environment

“Balloon releases are often done as a tribute to a loved one who has died or sometimes they’re part of a festive event or celebration, but no matter the reason, they all result in litter.” Read full article >>

“Balloon litter is considered one of the most harmful types of litter to wildlife. Balloon litter not only harms marine animals, especially sea turtles, and shorebirds, but there are documented interactions with livestock, wild horses and inland species of wildlife as well.”
Please act in helping to Ban Intentional Balloon Releases in Virginia by adding your signature, alongside thousands of others, to this petition.

Alternatives to balloons:
* Plant a tree or native plant
* Release biodegradable balloons
* Blow bubbles

Find other alternatives on the following websites:
Prevent Balloon Litter
Joyful Send-off

Hampton plans spring start for upgrades at Buckroe Beach boardwalk, park.

Hampton plans to invest about $7.1 million from its capital improvement budget for the entire project to extend the boardwalk along the 3/4-mile beachfront, correct the seawall and complete other enhancements.

Parks Master Plan Update

The City of Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is ready to update its master plan! This plan will be used to guide decisions for renovation, redevelopment, and future development of the City’s park infrastructure and recreational facilities.

Hampton to invest $6 million toward improvements at Buckroe Beach boardwalk

“We have to make an investment in it,” Vice Mayor Jimmy Gray said. “We have homes on the waterfront. We are trying to attract to development. This is about improving one of the best assets we have.”
The Daily Press, Sept. 11, 2019, Read full article here.

Hampton Reveals plans to improve Buckroe Beach.