The Future of the Commercial District

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Next Phase - Zoning Update


The Planning Commission closed their public hearing on the draft Commercial District Zoning Regulations. They took no action on the draft zoning and will revisit the draft at a yet to be determined date.

The Planning Commission received an email from a Valleys Edge resident ahead of their October 8 meeting.


The Planning Commission received a written letter from Randy Clark at the September 8 pubic hearing for the draft zoning. Below is his letter with responses in RED from the PC chair.

They also received a letter from several Commerciale District land owners at the September 8 Hearing.


On June 16, 2020 the PC received a letter from Ned Dubois and several other Commercial district property owners. Below is that letter, a response to that letter from the PC chair as well as some associated email correspondence.

During the July 2 Selectboard meeting, the June 16 letter was discussed and Selectboard chair, Catherine McMains was read. That can be found in the Selectboard meeting beginning on line 49.

During the July 7 PC meeting an in person meeting was discussed. Below are the minutes with that conversation highlighted in yellow.

During their August 18 meeting, there was discussion with David Villenenuve about meeting on his property. Below are those minutes with the conversation highlighted in yellow. It involved scheduling a walk the of Commercial District to talk about future roads in the district. The meeting minutes are also below.


Some more background in the Project

The Planning Commission wrapped up the Commercial District Master Plan in August. We have this great document (click on the image on the right to view in its entirety) that explains What is next after the Master Plan. Click here to view the final Master Plan and supporting documents.

The Planning Commission finished their review of Town Plan amendments. The Town Plan was before the Selectboard for a public hearings on December 5 and January 2. The Selectboard approved the Town Plan changes on January 2. See more on the Town Plan amendments by clicking here.

This flow chart explains the Commercial District planning, including the CD project as well as future implementation steps moving forward.

This graphic illustrates the elements of the Master Plan vision and is what will shape changes to the Zoning Regulations as well as town policy related to the Commercial District moving forward.


Next Phase - Zoning Update


The Planning Commission closed their public hearing on the draft Commercial District Zoning Regulations. They took no action on the draft zoning and will revisit the draft at a yet to be determined date.

The Planning Commission received an email from a Valleys Edge resident ahead of their October 8 meeting.


The Planning Commission received a written letter from Randy Clark at the September 8 pubic hearing for the draft zoning. Below is his letter with responses in RED from the PC chair.

They also received a letter from several Commerciale District land owners at the September 8 Hearing.


On June 16, 2020 the PC received a letter from Ned Dubois and several other Commercial district property owners. Below is that letter, a response to that letter from the PC chair as well as some associated email correspondence.

During the July 2 Selectboard meeting, the June 16 letter was discussed and Selectboard chair, Catherine McMains was read. That can be found in the Selectboard meeting beginning on line 49.

During the July 7 PC meeting an in person meeting was discussed. Below are the minutes with that conversation highlighted in yellow.

During their August 18 meeting, there was discussion with David Villenenuve about meeting on his property. Below are those minutes with the conversation highlighted in yellow. It involved scheduling a walk the of Commercial District to talk about future roads in the district. The meeting minutes are also below.


Some more background in the Project

The Planning Commission wrapped up the Commercial District Master Plan in August. We have this great document (click on the image on the right to view in its entirety) that explains What is next after the Master Plan. Click here to view the final Master Plan and supporting documents.

The Planning Commission finished their review of Town Plan amendments. The Town Plan was before the Selectboard for a public hearings on December 5 and January 2. The Selectboard approved the Town Plan changes on January 2. See more on the Town Plan amendments by clicking here.

This flow chart explains the Commercial District planning, including the CD project as well as future implementation steps moving forward.

This graphic illustrates the elements of the Master Plan vision and is what will shape changes to the Zoning Regulations as well as town policy related to the Commercial District moving forward.


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