The Hampton City Council approved several changes to its zoning map.

Hampton zoning changes approved

An ordinance including amendments to Hampton’s zoning map was approved Aug. 14 at the City Council’s regular monthly meeting, but not without controversy.

A mixed-use zoning district and possible multi-family housing were the primary reasons for opposition, as a number of citizens spoke out against those components at the meeting and a petition with more than 300 signatures in opposition was entered into the record. Various amendments to the ordinance were suggested but were either voted down or died for lack of a second.

The ordinance ultimately passed 4-2, with Stephanie Bodie and Henry Byrd voting against.

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