Jericho Official Map Project

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The Town received funding from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) for the development of an official map.

The primary focus of this official map will be on increasing multi-modal connections, including prioritized paths and trail networks in Jericho. As a source of information, the project will draw from the 2015 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, which identifies the Town's desired multi-modal connections. Subsequent versions of the official map may include further multi-modal connections, future street alignments and/or land reserved for public buildings or infrastructure.

The project is kicking off this spring and will include public outreach. Tune in here for more information on the project and the process.


What is an Official Map?

An official map is a valuable planning tool available to Vermont municipalities to identify locations for future public facilities. Since it is a type of bylaw, the official map is developed by the planning commission and adopted by the selectboard following warned public hearings. To learn much more about the official map process click the links below:


What will Jericho's Official Map do?

Jericho's official map will show a few initial path and trail locations in Town. The Town already has existing trails and paths and this project will identify new trail locations, creating a network of connected trails, some of which are identified in the 2015 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.

The adoption of an official map will identify, as accurately as possible, locations of future public trails paths, and sidewalks, that the community deems appropriate. An official map is intended to guide the future physical form and design in development where growth is expected. According to Chapter 117 of Vermont Statute, mapped trails, paths and sidewalks on an official map do not constitute a taking of land. It does, however, reduce the risk of losing ideal sites to other development, while ensuring that landowners are treated fairly.

Once adopted, no zoning permit may be issued for any development proposed within the lines of any trail, path, or sidewalk designated on the official map without further municipal review and action. The Summary of Official Map provides more detail on this process.

Public participation is vitally important in this process and will be encouraged in a variety of ways – through this webpage and at the farmers market. The Planning Commission intends on hosting gatherings in neighborhood areas around Jericho and potentially other ways as well.

While we hope that all Jericho residents will be involved in this project, property owners who have proposed trails located on or near their properties will be especially encouraged to participate.


Some Examples of Official Maps in Vermont Municipalities

The Town received funding from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) for the development of an official map.

The primary focus of this official map will be on increasing multi-modal connections, including prioritized paths and trail networks in Jericho. As a source of information, the project will draw from the 2015 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, which identifies the Town's desired multi-modal connections. Subsequent versions of the official map may include further multi-modal connections, future street alignments and/or land reserved for public buildings or infrastructure.

The project is kicking off this spring and will include public outreach. Tune in here for more information on the project and the process.


What is an Official Map?

An official map is a valuable planning tool available to Vermont municipalities to identify locations for future public facilities. Since it is a type of bylaw, the official map is developed by the planning commission and adopted by the selectboard following warned public hearings. To learn much more about the official map process click the links below:


What will Jericho's Official Map do?

Jericho's official map will show a few initial path and trail locations in Town. The Town already has existing trails and paths and this project will identify new trail locations, creating a network of connected trails, some of which are identified in the 2015 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.

The adoption of an official map will identify, as accurately as possible, locations of future public trails paths, and sidewalks, that the community deems appropriate. An official map is intended to guide the future physical form and design in development where growth is expected. According to Chapter 117 of Vermont Statute, mapped trails, paths and sidewalks on an official map do not constitute a taking of land. It does, however, reduce the risk of losing ideal sites to other development, while ensuring that landowners are treated fairly.

Once adopted, no zoning permit may be issued for any development proposed within the lines of any trail, path, or sidewalk designated on the official map without further municipal review and action. The Summary of Official Map provides more detail on this process.

Public participation is vitally important in this process and will be encouraged in a variety of ways – through this webpage and at the farmers market. The Planning Commission intends on hosting gatherings in neighborhood areas around Jericho and potentially other ways as well.

While we hope that all Jericho residents will be involved in this project, property owners who have proposed trails located on or near their properties will be especially encouraged to participate.


Some Examples of Official Maps in Vermont Municipalities

Page last updated: 27 Apr 2022, 01:20 PM