Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 6 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampton Zoning Ordinance as follows?
Amend Article IV – Dimensional Requirements, Table II – Footnote 2 to replace the existing language regarding vegetation on corners with revised language for corner lots. The revised language establishes a triangular area that is to remain free from obstruction, specifies that no structure other than a building constructed in accordance with the minimum setback requirements or a legal pre-existing building shall be located on the private property within the triangular area, and also specifies that vegetation within the triangular area shall be maintained at a height not to exceed three (3) feet, as measured from the edge of pavement or curbing, so as to afford adequate sight distance at the corner. The revised language further specifies that walls and fences within the triangular area are subject to the same three (3) foot maximum height requirement as vegetation.
What it means: The revised language for this Article establishes a triangular area that is to remain free from obstruction so that drivers and pedestrians can see around corners for safety reasons.
Those in favor say: This Article adds clarity to the height and setback requirements for buildings and vegetation on corner lots to best provide good and safe sight lines.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.