Development Review Board

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The DRB meets when needed on the second & fourth

WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm


The DRB has been meeting virtually. The next DRB meeting will be held on March 24, 2021.

How to Participate in their meetings: Due to COVID-19, the DRB meetings are being offered virtually. Zoom is free to the public and does not require registration or log-in. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

  1. Access the Zoom meeting for free on your computer, smartphone or tablet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85466542664. No password is required when using the above link. This method allows for



The DRB meets when needed on the second & fourth

WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm


The DRB has been meeting virtually. The next DRB meeting will be held on March 24, 2021.

How to Participate in their meetings: Due to COVID-19, the DRB meetings are being offered virtually. Zoom is free to the public and does not require registration or log-in. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

  1. Access the Zoom meeting for free on your computer, smartphone or tablet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85466542664. No password is required when using the above link. This method allows for video and audio connection.
  2. Call-in to the webinar: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592, enter the Zoom webinar ID #854 6654 2664, and press # when prompted. This option allows for audio only connection.
  3. MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
  4. Email public comments ahead of time to Chris Flinn, Zoning Administrator at cflinn@jerichovt.gov

Please note: It can take a few minutes to download and connect to Zoom for the first time—so we suggest doing this in advance of a meeting that you wish to view or participate in. Zoom works best if you download the Web Client, but can be accessed from a web browser. If you need help connecting to Zoom, please feel free to contact Katherine Sonnick at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov


The Development Review Board is primarily responsible for reviewing development proposals, which include conditional uses, site plans, subdivisions, appeals of administrative decisions, and requests for waivers and variances. The DRB generally meets evenings, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.


Applications and checklists for the DRB are available to view and download on the Town Documents page under Zoning/Development Applications.


Planning and Zoning Documents, such as the Land Use Regulations, Zoning Map, the Town Plan and Public Works Specs are available to view and download on the Town Documents page under Planning and Zoning Documents.


Minutes of DRB meetings are posted online once approved. The Minutes from 2018 to present are posted on this web page. Copies of all previous Minutes are available in the Town Clerks office. Agendas will be posted as hearing applications are approved.


Warnings for the Development Review Board are publicly posted at least 15 days prior to the hearing; we will add them to the website as close to that timeline as possible.

Warnings will be posted on or at the following: the Jericho Post Office, the Jericho Market, the Jericho Town Hall, on this web page and on the project site.


  • 4 Red Mill Drive

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    24 Feb 2021
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    On March 10, 2021 the DRB continued a Conditional Use Review application for the establishment of an Ice Cream Scoop Shop to March 24, 2021. The applicant, the Jericho Historical Society, proposes to open and run the scoop shop in the Old Red Mill building, located at 4 Old Red Mill Drive in the Village Center Zoning District.

    The following items have been provided related to this application:

    The Agenda for this meeting can be found on the sidebar of the DRB page.

  • 55-57 Vt Rt 15 Amendment Review

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    18 Jul 2019
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    On February 24, 2021 the DRB heard an amendment to prior a Final Plan approval to amend the Final PUD approved in 2019. The applicant, Steve Pomarico, would like to amend the approval to allow for gravel driveways.

    The following documents are provide related to this application:

    The full agenda is available on the sidebar of this page.


    On August 14, 2019 the DRB heard a Final subdivision application related to property owned by Steve Pomarico located at 55-57 VT Route 15.

    The project involves two existing properties. Existing Lot 1 is a 0.07 acre property located at 55
    Vermont Rt. 15, with an existing building that used to be the “Ye Old Tub Shop”. This building
    has been unused for several years and is proposed to be removed. Existing Lot 2 is a 2.31 acre
    property located at 57 Vermont Rt. 15, with an existing two-bedroom residential house and
    detached garage. The existing house is proposed to be retained and the existing garage is planned
    to be removed.

    The proposed project involves merging the two existing lots and subdividing them into four lots.
    The three smaller lots proposed along the Rt. 15 frontage will be residential lots, all supporting a
    two-bedroom residential house. Each of these three lots would be between 0.24 and 0.27 ac. in
    size. The last lot represents the balance of the property at 1.63 ac. and would be dedicated as
    open space and/or conservation land. The applicants are currently working with an abutting
    property owner, the Winooski Valley Park District, to potentially sell them this lot for inclusion
    in their conservation land.

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  • 21 Cilley Hill Road

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    22 Feb 2021
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    On March 24, 2021 the DRB heard a Sketch Plan application, from the applicant, Tobias Brown, for a 9-unit Planned Unit Development (PUD). The property is located at 21 Cilley Hill Road, which is located in the Village Center zoning district and the River Overlay district.

    The parcel is currently developed with an existing residential building and an existing barn. The existing apartment building along Cilley Hill Road will be removed and converted into an area for “replace” rental units and a new single-family home is proposed west of these new rental units. Landscaping is proposed east of the new parking for the rental units to provide buffering from Cilley Hill Road.

    Several prefab modules are proposed at the bottom of the hill near the existing barn. This space is envisioned to be a cultural exchange destination. The existing barn presents an opportunity for a workshop and makerspace for guests.

    The following documents are provided as a part of this application:External link)

    ternal linkThe agenda may be viewed on the sidebar of this DRB page.

  • 73 Ethan Allen Road

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    09 Feb 2021
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    On March 10, 2021 the DRB heard a Final Plan applicant, from the applicant, Robert Shea, for a two-lot subdivision. The Property is located at 73 Ethan Allen Road, which is located in the Low Density zoning district.

    The following documents are provided as a part of this application:

    The agenda may be viewed on the sidebar of this DRB page.


    On February 24, 2021, the DRB heard a the Sketch Plan application.

    The following documents are provided as a part of this application:


  • 316 VT Route PUD Preliminary Plan

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    15 Jul 2020
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    On March 10, 2021, the DRB heard a continued preliminary plan application for a 9 lot PUD subdivision. See below for more details on this subdivision. See the agenda for information on how to participate in the meeting.

    The following new items have been submitted for the continued hearing:



    On December 9, the DRB heard via Zoom a preliminary plan application for a 9 lot PUD subdivision of 115.97 acres located at 316 VT Route 15. The applicants, Brenda and Lee Charron, are proposing this subdivision for the parcel located in the Forestry District (FOR). An existing curb cut off of VT Route 15 currently provides access to the property. In addition, an existing single family lot maintains an access easement across the Charron’s parcel and utilizes a portion of existing farm road to access their property. The remainder of the farm road continues up the hillside into the site.

    The Zoning Regulations, the allowable permitted residential density allows for the development of up to 11 lots. The Charron’s are proposing 9 lots as part of the subdivision.

    The following materials are associated with the preliminary plan submission:


    On July 22 the DRB heard a sketch plan application for a 9-lot PUD subdivision located at 315 VT Route 15.

    The applicants, Brenda and Lee Charron are proposing this PUD on their 115.97 acre parcel. The parcel along with other adjoining lands had previously been a part of a prior subdivision application that has expired.

    The following materials are associated with the sketch plan submission:

  • 83 Browns Trace

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    09 Feb 2021
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    on March 10, 2021, the DRB, the DRB heard a Final Plan application proposed by Randall and Christal Clark for a two-lot subdivision. The property is located at 83 Brown Trace which is in the Low Density Residential Zoning district.

    The following documents are provided as a part of this application:

    The agenda may be viewed on the sidebar of this DRB page.


    on February 24, 2021 at 7:00pm, the DRB heard a Sketch Plan application proposed by Randall and Christal Clark for a two-lot subdivision. The property is located at 83 Brown Trace which is in the Low Density Residential Zoning district.

    The following documents were provided as a part of this application:

  • 177 Browns Trace Boundary Line Adjustment/Minor Subdivision

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    30 Oct 2020
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    On December 9 at 7:00 pm via Zoom the DRB will hear an application from Ivan, Leon, Kevin and Wayne Hendee for boundary adjustments between properties located at 3 Morgan Road, 161 Browns Trace, 173 Browns Trace and 177 Browns Trace. The parcels are located in the Low Density Residential (LDR) District.

    The following has been submitted associated with this proposal:


    On November 11 the DRB heard a Sketch Plan application from Ivan, Leon, Kevin and Wayne Hendee for boundary adjustments between properties located at 3 Morgan Road, 161 Browns Trace, 173 Browns Trace and 177 Browns Trace. The parcels are located in the Low Density Residential (LDR) District.

    Based on Section 10.7.1 in the Jericho Land Development Regulations, the boundary adjustment must be treated as a minor subdivision due to the size of the adjustment for the Wayne & Audrey Hendee parcel, as the total acreage transferred exceeds the minimum lot size in the LDR District of three (3) acres.

    Currently 3 Morgan Road and 161 Browns Trace are non-conforming. The first adjustment involves 0.57 acres being conveyed from 177 Brown Trace to 3 Morgan Road and the second being 19.52 acres being conveyed from 177 Brown Trace to 161 Browns Trace. As a result 3 Morgan Road will increase from 0.33 acres to 0.90 acres and 161 Brown Trace will increase from 1.10 acres to 20.62 acres.

    The subdivision will involve finalizing the local permitting process begun in 2011 regarding the filing of the Anna Hendee Decree of Distribution. Lot 1will be a 10.08-acre parcel held in title by Kevin Hendee and the remaining 38.42 acres will be Lot 2 held in title by Kevin, Ivan, Wayne, and Leon.

    There are no proposed changes in the uses of or access to these lots, no new structures will be added.

    The following has been submitted associated with this proposal:

  • 359 Browns Trace Subdivision

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    15 Oct 2020
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    The DRB held a Sketch plan review on October 28 for an application for Matt Wheeler and Regina Limoge for a 2-lot subdivision for an approximately 1.69 acre parcel located at 359 Browns Trace in the Village Center District.

    The existing parcel at 359 Browns Trace Road is approximately 1.69 acres and is Lot #1 of a previous 3-Lot subdivision approved in State permit EC-4-0564. The parcel is currently occupied by an existing 4-bedroom single family home. The existing homes on Lot #1 and Lot #2 are served by individual drilled wells and a shared sewage disposal system located on Lot #3 (Permitted in State permit WW-4-0987). This proposal is for the subdivision of Lot #1 into two lots. Proposed "Lot 1" will be 1.1 acres and will retain the existing single family home. Proposed "Lot 1A" will be 0.59 acres and will be the site of a new 3-bedroom single family home. Wastewater from the new single family home will be handled by the existing shared sewage disposal system on Lot #3 which has adequate capacity for the additional flow. The new home will also be served by a new individual drilled well and access will be provided by extending the driveway serving the existing home.

    The following materials are associated with this application:

  • 366 VT Route 15 Sketch Plan Master Plan and Mill Building

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    07 Oct 2020
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    The DRB held a Sketch plan review on October 14 for an application for GW Tatro Construction INC. for the master plan subdivision for "sawmill" parcel located at 366 VT Route 15.

    The proposal involves a phased subdivision maser plan. The first phase involves the development of blocks around the sawmill. The next submittal to the DRB will involve a development plan that includes the details for the sawmill building, streets and sidewalks, blocks, and lots.

    More Details:

    The Illustrative Plan included in this submittal is in keeping with the community vision for the Sawmill Property. Sawmill Village is designed as a compact, walkable, mixed-use community, that exists in concert with surrounding landscapes. The neighborhood will be comprised of homes of various sizes and types that are attractive to a wide range of residents, surrounding a mixed-use neighborhood center. The residential opportunities will include detached single-family houses, rowhouses, cottage courts, small apartment houses and residential above shops, that are close to the street with wide porches and stoops. The neighborhood center will allow a balance of uses and activities, including residential, retail, restaurants, business, civic amenities and parks, providing for the daily needs of the Sawmill residents, and becoming a gathering place for the rest of Jericho. A central neighborhood park will be located in the heart of the village adjacent to the existing Mill Building. The Sawmill Village will evoke the feeling of an authentic, well-loved, traditional Vermont village and will be a vibrant addition to the Town and the region.

    The Village will be developed in phases over the next 10 years as called for by the market. It will utilize the phased subdivision provision in Section 10.12.8.3 of the Code. The Concept Plan shows a proposed Phase 1 area which includes the existing Mill Building and Sawdust Building. There is interest from potential tenants to move into the Mill Building, making it the focus of Phase 1.

    The Concept Plan included in this submittal provides a guide for how the property should develop. It meets the requirements for a Concept Plan showing proposed rights-of-way, futures use for each of the blocks, shared parking locations, open space, and phasing. It doesn’t delineate individual lots, but shows how future lot layout will facilitate efficient circulation and the purpose of the districts. The Plan indicates future uses which are for reference only and don’t obligate the DRB to approve a specific use or category of uses when more detailed, formal plans are submitted in the future. The Concept Plan includes general information related to vehicular pedestrian circulation in future phases, including connections to neighboring properties that may be built out over time. The street cross section meets the requirements of the Character-Based Code. The Village Green indicated on the plan will serve as open space for the neighborhood and be reserved for purposes of sewage disposal and stormwater treatment. There is shared parking located in the center of blocks screened from the street by buildings and parallel parking located on all streets.

    The Illustrative Plan included in the submittal provides one example for how the property may develop over time following the zoning and the intentions of the owner at this time.

    A Development Plan will subsequently be submitted for Phase 1 that provides more detail and meets all the requirements of the regulations.

    The following documents below are included with the application:

  • 35 Varney Road Sketch Plan

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    07 Oct 2020
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    The DRB held a Sketch plan review on October 14 for an application for Darrell and Belva Meulemans for a 2-lot subdivision for a 114.6 acre parcel located at 35 Varney Road. The site currently is developed with a cell tower and a single family home. The site is located in the Rural/Agricultural Residential and Low Density Residential zoning districts.

    Lot #1, which will house the single family home, will be 114.5 acres and is in current uses for agricultural purposes.

    Lot #2 is proposed as 10,000 sq. ft. and will be access via a 30' access/utility easement from Varney Road and through Lot #1. No new structures are being proposed on Lot #2 and will only house the cell tower. A waiver will be requested for the creation of non-conforming Lot #2 and will include deed language that will reflect the exclusive purpose of the cell tower on the lot.

    The following documents are associated with this application: