Planning Commission

The Jericho Planning Commission (PC) is made up of seven volunteer-members appointed by the Select Board. We do our work through a lens which attempts to balance the public good with private rights and interests by listening to public input, researching issues and solutions, and following state and regional laws and guidelines.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the PC include:

  • Prepare the Comprehensive Plan, for consideration by the Selectboard. The Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Town Plan or Municipal Plan, describes the future visions and goals of the community, and it sets forth how the Town intends to achieve its goals.

  • Propose by-laws, for consideration by the Selectboard. The by-laws, also known as Land Use and Development regulations or zoning regulations, implement the growth and development goals of the community, and they must conform with the Town Plan.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Public participation and comment is welcomed and encouraged. Click Here For PC Meeting Procedures

Other roles of the PC:

  • Advises the Selectboard and other Town committees (e.g. Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, Affordable Housing Committee) on planning topics, projects, and the capital program.

  • Assists town committees and staff with actions that will implement the visions and goals of the adopted Town Plan. Each town committee has a liaison on the Planning Commission so we remain apprised of each others' work.

The PC is assisted and guided by the Town Planner, who is a town employee. Through this collaboration the PC and Planner:

  • Collect information and recommend town policies related to land use and development, housing, public spaces, transportation, economic and social development, historic and scenic preservation, recreation, energy use and conservation, and natural resources protection.
  • Identify grants from government and nonprofits to fund projects.
  • Ensure Jericho complies with state planning goals and smart growth principles.

  • Work with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, our neighboring towns, and state agencies like the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources.




Click on any of the buttons below to read the documents:

Click this link to view more planning documents on the Town Documents Page. You can also find all old versions of the Town Plan and Land Use Regulations Here. You can also find more Planning Documents on the sidebar of this page.



Here are some of our current projects - click on each image for more information.






Connecting Jericho Corners and Riverside - Multimodal Path










The Jericho Planning Commission (PC) is made up of seven volunteer-members appointed by the Select Board. We do our work through a lens which attempts to balance the public good with private rights and interests by listening to public input, researching issues and solutions, and following state and regional laws and guidelines.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the PC include:

  • Prepare the Comprehensive Plan, for consideration by the Selectboard. The Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Town Plan or Municipal Plan, describes the future visions and goals of the community, and it sets forth how the Town intends to achieve its goals.

  • Propose by-laws, for consideration by the Selectboard. The by-laws, also known as Land Use and Development regulations or zoning regulations, implement the growth and development goals of the community, and they must conform with the Town Plan.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Public participation and comment is welcomed and encouraged. Click Here For PC Meeting Procedures

Other roles of the PC:

  • Advises the Selectboard and other Town committees (e.g. Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, Affordable Housing Committee) on planning topics, projects, and the capital program.

  • Assists town committees and staff with actions that will implement the visions and goals of the adopted Town Plan. Each town committee has a liaison on the Planning Commission so we remain apprised of each others' work.

The PC is assisted and guided by the Town Planner, who is a town employee. Through this collaboration the PC and Planner:

  • Collect information and recommend town policies related to land use and development, housing, public spaces, transportation, economic and social development, historic and scenic preservation, recreation, energy use and conservation, and natural resources protection.
  • Identify grants from government and nonprofits to fund projects.
  • Ensure Jericho complies with state planning goals and smart growth principles.

  • Work with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, our neighboring towns, and state agencies like the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources.




Click on any of the buttons below to read the documents:

Click this link to view more planning documents on the Town Documents Page. You can also find all old versions of the Town Plan and Land Use Regulations Here. You can also find more Planning Documents on the sidebar of this page.



Here are some of our current projects - click on each image for more information.






Connecting Jericho Corners and Riverside - Multimodal Path










  • May 4, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission Meets next on Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    The PC will talk with MMU Student Council members about potential changes to the MMU school sign, hear from Lynette Claudon from DEC to discuss the Vermont Village Wastewater Initiative program, and they will also discuss walks around the three village centers.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • April 20 Planning Commission Meeting

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met April 20, 2021.

    The PC talked with the Affordable housing Committee about inclusive zoning, discussed a walk around Jericho Corners, and continued to discuss PUDS.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - April 6

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday April 6, 2021 via Zoom.

    The PC continued to discuss PUDS.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting March 16

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday March 16, 2021 via Zoom.

    The PC continued to talk about the next steps for updating the Public Works Specs, looked at next steps for enhanced energy planning, discuss PUDS and further discussed the 2024 update of the Town Plan.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting March 2, 2021

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission Met March 2, 2021.

    The PC elected officers and readopted their Rules of Procedure, talk about the next steps for updating the Public Works Specs, looked at energy constraints related to enhanced energy planning and begin discussions about updating the Town Plan.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting February 16

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission Met on February 16 via Zoom.

    The PC continued to talk about the existing PUD regulations with the goal of future updates. They also talked about the next steps for updating the Public Works Specs.

    The full PC agenda, minutes and MMCTV video is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • PC Meeting February 2, 2021

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday February 2, 2021 via Zoom.

    The Planning Commission will discussed PUDs, Enhanced Energy Planning, revising The Public Works Specs and debriefed from a "Better Places" workshop. The minutes and MMCTV recording of the meeting may be found on the right sidebar of this webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting, January 19

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met January 19, 2021.
    (External link)

    The PC discussed the update of the Public Works Specs, the current PUD regulations, and they talked about enhanced energy planning.

  • PC Meeting January 5, 2021

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday January 5, 2021 via zoom. The meeting was recorded and may be viewed on this page.

    The PC watched a recent webinar presented by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) titled "Planning and Permitting Innovations: Expanding Administrative Review." Following the webinar they discussed what they learned. The PC then talked about the schedule of their next projects and discussed the potential funding of a PUD regulation update by the Regional Planning Commission.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on this page.

  • Planning Commission Meeting December 15

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    supporting image

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday December 15 via Zoom.

    The PC addressed amendments to the 2019 Commercial District Master Plan edited text related to Map 5 and Map 6, including removing those two maps. They voted to revise the Master Plan. Click here to view the revised Master Plan.

    The PC also discussed their next projects and discussed the potential funding of projects by the Regional Planning Commission. In the upcoming year, they will work on amending the PUD regulations, amending the public works specs, and regulations related to agriculture.


Page last updated: 14 Jun 2024, 12:18 PM