Article 3: Zoning – Definitions of “Lot Area” and “Percentage of Impervious Coverage”
Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampton Zoning Ordinance as follows?
Amend Article I – General, Section 1.6 to add definitions of “Lot Area” and “Percentage of Impervious Coverage”.
Amend Article IV – Dimensional Requirements, Sections 4.8, 4.8a, and 4.8b to replace references to “sealed surface” with “Percentage of Impervious Coverage” for consistency purposes.
What It Means: This Article provides guidance for the calculation of impervious coverage. The proposed definition of “Lot Area” clarifies that wetlands and poorly or very poorly drained soils are excluded. The proposed definition of “Percentage of Impervious Coverage” includes a formula to perform the calculation: Percentage of Impervious Coverage = (Total Area of Impervious Surfaces ÷ “Lot Area”) X 100. General consistency changes are also included under Article IV – Dimensional Requirements in the Ordinance.
ITKH note: The allowed percentage of impervious coverage is an existing component part of Hampton’s ordinances. This Article provides more clarity for the definitions.
Those in favor say: This is a ‘house keeping’ Warrant Article that provides information about, and will ensure consistency in the calculation of impervious coverage.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.