Sec. 27-280.21.  Intent - Highway Corridor Overlay.


The Highway Corridor (H-C) Overlay District is intended to provide for cohesive and properly developed corridors and entrances into Norfolk along Highways 275 and 81. Guiding development in this manner promotes the general health, safety and welfare of the community by providing quality design and construction which will also aid in the protection of the past and future investment in the corridors. The corridor overlay promotes safe and efficient movement within the district for persons using all modes of travel; creates a sense of place that is aesthetically appealing and environmentally responsible; encourages innovative development projects that set standards for landscaping, community design and aesthetics; and establishes consistent and harmonious design standards for public improvements and private property development so as to unify the distinctive visual quality of the Highway Corridors.


The criteria contained herein are not intended to restrict imagination, innovation or variety, but rather to assist in focusing on uses and design principles that can result in creative solutions that will develop a satisfactory visual appearance within the city, preserve taxable values, and promote the public health, safety and welfare.


Source:  Ord. No. 5774, 1, 06-21-2022;