Planning Board Public Hearing, Wednesday, December 19th

The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm, in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 100 Winnacunnet Road to consider the proposals listed below (please click below to view the proposed text).


  1. Amend Article II – Districts. Floodplain Management Ordinance Section 4.9 Structure Requirements – A-1 – Elevation Requirements to allow the maximum height requirement provided in Article IV, Section 4.4 to be increased when elevating a structure an additional 1 or 2 feet above the required 1 foot of freeboard.  The increase of the maximum height requirement shall not exceed 3 feet.  This amendment will include editing Article IV – Dimensional Requirements Footnote #33 to reflect the change in Section 2.4.9 A-1.
  1. Amend Article II – Districts. Wetland Conservation District Ordinance Section 2.3.7 Special Provisions C, C-1 and C-2 such that the calculation of the minimum lot area and lot area per dwelling unit for newly created lots and lots increasing the number of dwelling units, is based on 100% of the required minimum lot area and minimum lot area per dwelling unit in the underlying zoning district is located outside the Wetland Conservation District.  This amendment will include adding a footnote referencing Section 2.3.7 C to Article 4.1 – “Minimum Lot Area” and 4.1.1 – “Minimum Lot Area per Dwelling Unit” and Section 1.6 – Definition of “Lot Area”.
  1. Amend Article V – Signs as follows: Section 5.2 to add definitions for “Air Dancer” and for “Feather, Sail, or Teardrop Sign”; Section 5.4.1 to state (within new Subsection “h”) that air dancers are expressly prohibited in all zones; Section 5.4.2 to provide requirements for feather, sail, or teardrop signs (within new Subsection “j”); Table I to identify the zoning districts where air dancers and feather, sail, or teardrop signs are permitted or not permitted; and Table II to specify that feather, sail, or teardrop signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in zoning districts where permitted.
  1. Amend Article VI – Parking. Section 6.3.10 as follows: To delete the stacked parking language pertaining only to Condominium Conversions of Pre-existing Non-conforming Uses, replacing it with a new Section 6.3.11 which states that on any lot containing one (1) or more dwelling units, stacked parking shall constitute one parking space regardless of the number of parking spaces in the stack.
  1. Amend Article IV – Dimensional Requirements. Section 4.7 to reference a new footnote (34) pertaining to the BS and BS1 zoning districts; New Section 4.7.1 regarding the maximum number of dwelling units per lot where a group of residential buildings are allowed on one lot; New Footnote 34 requiring for the BS and BS1 Zoning Districts that, in addition to the requirements of Section 4.1.1 and Section 3.8, any building containing 12 or more dwelling units or a group of buildings on one lot containing a total of 18 or more dwelling units shall require both Site Plan and Conditional Use Permit approvals from the Planning Board; Article VIII – Multi-Family Dwellings. New Sections 8.4 and 8.4.1 to reference the same language in Footnote 34 and outline criteria for the Planning Board to grant a Conditional Use Permit.  Also, amend Article II – Districts, Section 2.7 D to add to Subsection 5 – Lot Area that the minimum lot area per dwelling unit in the Professional Office / Residential District is 10,000 square feet.

Copies of the proposed text of the amendments are available for review at the Town Planning Office, and Lane Memorial Library at 2 Academy Avenue.

Road Construction – Drakeside Road

There will be construction along the southern end of Drakeside Road this Friday and Saturday. Thru traffic will be reduced to one lane and therefore there may be delays. Please slow down through this area and pay attention to those working and traveling within the roadway.

Planning Department-PRC (Plan Review Committee)/December

Due to the Christmas Holiday, there will not be a PRC meeting in December of this year (if any PRC applications are received by the December deadline).  The next PRC meeting will be THURSDAY, January 3rd at 2:00 p.m., Selectmen’s Meeting Room.  Thank You.

Flooding Study Informational Meetings

The Department of Public Works will be holding two separate meetings for residents and business owners to share their history, concerns and/or ideas regarding two flooding areas within the Town of Hampton.

For those that are interested in attending regarding the Meadow Pond/King’s Highway flooding problems, the meeting will be held on December 10th at 6pm at the Town Hall in the Selectman’s Meeting Room.This meeting will provide an introduction to the Engineers, Milone and MacBroom.

Fore those that are interested in attending regarding the Ashworth Avenue flooding problems, the meeting will be held on December 11th at 6pm at the Hampton Police Station. This meeting will provide an introduction to the Engineers, Hoyle Tanner and Associates.

We realize that we have had a similar meeting in the past, but we feel it is best for the engineers to understand your concerns directly. We all look forward to meeting and hearing from you. For those that are not able to attend the meeting and have information that they would like to share, please feel free to email the Department of Public Works at jhale @ or call 603-926-3202.

Hampton Weather Station

Messages from the Department of Public Works

Force Main Construction Project / Transfer Station, Businesses and Residents Tide Mill Road: Beginning Friday afternoon into Saturday (weather pending) traffic patterns at the Transfer Station and along Tide Mill Road (nearest the Transfer Station) will be changed. Those intending on using the Transfer Station please use Hardardt’s Way only. If you need access to the businesses or residence along Tide Mill Road please use Tide Mill Road only.


As construction continues along Tide Mill Road, business access will be adjusted accordingly. We ask that you pay attention to all signage, DPW personnel, Police Details and detours through the facility and along the roadways. Most importantly PLEASE SLOW DOWN. This is for everyone’s safety, including yours. Traffic patterns will change as construction progresses and we appreciate your patience.



Winter Parking Ban

Final Adopted Transportation Update to the Hampton Beach Area Master Plan

Click here for Final documentation.

Coakley Landfill Group Right-to-Know Superior Court Case Decision.

Click Here: to download the Notice Of Decision By the State Judicial Branch on the Coakley Landfill Group Right-to-Know Superior Court Case Decision.

How to Watch CH22 Meetings

Hampton’s Channel 22 has gone through an upgrade from the original analog system to a digital system.  This should provide better video and audio of the Town’s committee meetings.   The system is presently in the configuration period.    Part of this upgrade includes a new playback and a new “Video on Demand” (VOD) system.  All meetings starting July 1, 2018 will be posted on the new VOD website which accommodates HD videos.  Both the older videos and the new VOD website addresses can be found under “Quick Links” on the right side of Hampton’s Home page,  If you presently watch Channel 22 on your computer and have bookmarked the site, a new bookmark will need to be created.