Development Review Board

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The DRB meets on the second & fourth

WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm, normally

in the Town Hall


The DRB has been meeting virtually. The next DRB meeting will be held on October 28.

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



The DRB meets on the second & fourth

WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm, normally

in the Town Hall


The DRB has been meeting virtually. The next DRB meeting will be held on October 28.

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 and the Town Plan 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.


  • 359 Browns Trace Subdivision

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    15 Oct 2020
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    The DRB will hold a Sketch plan review on October 28 at 7:00 pm 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.

    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.

    This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Details on how to participate in the meeting can be found on the DRB webpage as well as the Virtual Board Meeting webpage.

    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:

  • 135 Governor Peck Road

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    08 Sep 2020
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    The DRB held a hearing on September 23 for a Conditional Use review for an application for Wesley Grove and Mari Leme parcel located at 135 Governor Peck Road.

    The applicant proposed a new three bedroom single family home and driveway on Governor Peck Road. The driveway’s access will be located on the northwest side of Governor Peck Road near the driveway for the residence at 135 Governor Peck Road. The purpose of this Conditional use request is for the impact of greater than 10,000 SF of slopes that are between 15-25%. The primary impact to the slopes will occur along the proposed driveway route, through which there is an existing logging road.

    The following items are associated with this application:

  • 422 Brown Trace Subdivision

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    08 Sep 2020
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    The DRB held a preliminary/final plan review on September 23 for an application for Edward Minicozzi for Preliminary/Final Plan review located at 422 Browns Trace.

    The proposed project involves the re-subdivision of an existing 2 Lot residential subdivision completed in 1989 to a total of 4 residential lots totaling 13.36 Acres. The current Lot 1 is 3.36 Acres and contains an existing single-family home. While the existing Lot 2 is 10.00 Acres and contains an existing garage with a second story living space. The two residential dwellings are bisected by the previously approved subdivision and share an existing access to Brown’s Trace Road. The existing lots are located fully within the Low-Density Residential Zoning District (LDR) with a minimum lot size of 3 acres.

    There are two overly zoning districts on the property including wetlands and river overlay, as the property is bisected by an existing stream at the rear of the property. The stream is noted to be a first order stream with a 35’ setback. The wetlands on the site plans are shown approximately and are anticipated to be delineated on August 26th, 2020. It is expected the wetlands along the stream will be classified as a Class 2 wetland with a 50’ buffer and potentially Class 3 wetlands in two low areas of the property on new lots 3 and 4.

    The following items are associated with this application:

  • 261 and 327 VT RT 15 Appeal

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    15 Jul 2020
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    On July 22 the DRB heard an application from David Villeneuve, and continued it until September 23. Mr. Villeneuve appealed a notice of violation issued by the Zoning Administrator to the DRB for two properties located at 261 VT RT 15 and 327 RT 16. The appeal is based on Mr. Villeneuve's denial that any violation exists. He requests the dismissal of the appeal. The Notice of Violation issued by the Zoning Administrator is issued for the same violation on both parcels. The DRB continued this application until September in order for Mr. Villeneuve to meet with the state regarding his storage containers as possible agricultural uses. If determined to be agricultural uses, the Town would have no jurisdiction over them being located on the parcels.

    The following materials are associated with the submission:

  • 134 Plains Road Subdivision

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    19 Jun 2020
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    On July 22, 2020 the DRB heard an application for Michael and Pamela Mallow for Preliminary/Final Plan review. This meeting was held via Zoom.

    The applicant is proposing to amend a previously approved residential subdivision by creating an additional lot. The property is located at 134 Plains Road within the Rural Agricultural Residential Zoning District. They are proposing to take an existing 78 acre parcel and subdivide it and create one additional residential lot of 10.83 acres.

    The following items are associated wit this application:

    On June 24, 2020 the DRB held a Sketch Plan review for an application for Michael & Pamela Mallow. The applicant is proposing to amend a previously approved residential subdivision by creating an additional lot. The property is located at 134 Plains Road within the Rural Agricultural Residential Zoning District.

    The applicant is proposing to take an existing 78 acre parcel and subdivide it and create one additional residential lot of 10.83 acres.

    The following items are associated with this application:

  • 315 VT Route PUD Sketch Plan

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    15 Jul 2020
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    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 parcel is located in the Town zoned 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 submission:

  • 275 Browns Trace Subdivision

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    15 Jul 2020
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    On July 22 the DRB heard an Sketch Plan application for a 2-lot subdivision located at 275 Browns Trace.

    The applicant, the Underhill Jericho Fire Department is proposing to subdivide the existing house from the larger parcel. The House lot, Lot #2 will contain 6 acres and the remaining land, Lot #2 will contain 64 acres. This subdivision includes only the lands owned by the Fire Department on the east side of Browns Trace.

    The following materials are associated with the submission:

  • 22 Park Street Subdivision Review

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    04 Feb 2020
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    On June 24, the DRB heard an application for Preliminary/Final Plan review for an application from Bob and Mary Martelle for their property located at 22 Park Street.

    The property is located in the CD3 Character Zone of the Riverside Character Based Zoning District.

    The parcel is approximately 1.35 acres in size and is currently occupied by their single family home and detached Print Shop and outbuildings. The proposal is to subdivide the property into 4 lots.

    The following application items have been submitted:

    On Wednesday February 26, 2020 the DRB heard an application from Bob and Mary Martelle for a Sketch Plan review for their property located at 22 Park Street. The property is also located in the CD3 Character Zone of the Riverside Character Based Zoning District.

    The parcel is approximately 1.35 acres in size and is currently occupied by their single family home and detached Print Shop and outbuildings. The proposal is to subdivide the property into 4 lots, enfronted by a new Alley.


    • Lot 1 will consist of the existing single family home and the existing front portion of the print shop that will disconnected from the print shop and be converted to an accessory apartment.
    • Lot 2 will consist of the existing print shop that will be converted into 2, two bedroom apartments and 1, one bedroom apartment. This will require a conditional use review, which will occur later in the review process.
    • Lot 3 will consist of the on-site septic system.
    • Lot 4 will consist of a new single family home for the Martelle's.

    The following items have been submitted by the applicant for the DRB review