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zoning http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/253/all en Zoning issue on New Haven warning http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502zoning-issue-new-haven-warning <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; A proposal on the New Haven town meeting warning asks residents to back a special meeting or vote to decide whether to rezone a parcel of privately-owned land in town. The landowner says he has no immediate plans to develop the land, but some residents are opposed to rezoning the parcel.</p> <p> Residents will weigh in on the article by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.</p> <p> The land in question, a 20-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Belden Falls Road and Route 7, is owned by Steve Dupoise Sr.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28813">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502zoning-issue-new-haven-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Dupoise town meeting zoning Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:54:24 +0000 Zach Despart 28813 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: New Haven land mustn't be rezoned http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-land-mustnt-be-rezoned <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jono Chapin et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Article 13 on the New Haven Town Meeting Warning asks the voters whether they want the 20-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 7, which bisects River Road and Belden Falls Road, to be changed from its present zoning of agricultural/rural residential to highway commercial.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28690">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-new-haven-land-mustnt-be-rezoned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven zoning Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:08:52 +0000 Zach Despart 28690 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City denies permit for new Boys & Girls Club home http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412city-denies-permit-new-boys-girls-club-home <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; A Monday decision by the Vergennes Development Review Board means the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Greater Vergennes&rsquo; longtime search for a new home will continue.</p> <p> At its Monday meeting, the DRB unanimously denied a joint permit application by the Boys &amp; Girls Club and homeowners Maurice and Jane Hebert to convert a house at 75 Main St. into club headquarters.&nbsp;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27244">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412city-denies-permit-new-boys-girls-club-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Boys & Girls Club Development Review Board zoning Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:13:32 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 27244 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New Haven resident pitches solar park idea http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; As New Haven sorts through more than a dozen solar projects proposed in town, a resident has an idea that he says would mollify the siting concerns of neighbors and also allow solar firms to make the best use of the town&rsquo;s abundance of flat, open farmland.</p> <p> Residents have raised concerns about the Public Service Board approving one-acre, 150-kilowatt solar arrays to be built in residential areas, often a stone&rsquo;s throw from their homes. Some say they&rsquo;re ugly, while others are concerned that nearby arrays will devalue their property.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26939">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411new-haven-resident-pitches-solar-park-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven New Haven Public Service Board solar solar parks Walsh zoning Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:21:02 +0000 Zach Despart 26939 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Denecker's Rt. 22A plan eyed as possible sprawl http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411deneckers-rt-22a-plan-eyed-possible-sprawl <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; Issues of scenic impact and traffic came to the forefront at an Oct. 23 Act 250 hearing in the Ferrisburgh town office building that was devoted to Chevrolet dealer Tom Denecker&rsquo;s plan to consolidate his two existing locations at a new site, the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26739">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411deneckers-rt-22a-plan-eyed-possible-sprawl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Act 250 Denecker zoning Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:48:16 +0000 Zach Despart 26739 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Addison official denies claims in harassment, discrimination suit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403addison-official-denies-claims-harassment-discrimination-suit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; The chairman of Addison&rsquo;s selectboard denied allegations leveled against the town of Addison, himself and his wife contained in a civil suit that was filed on March 5 in Addison Superior Court by two town residents.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22272">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403addison-official-denies-claims-harassment-discrimination-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison discrimination graffiti Lesbians selectboard zoning Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:30:17 +0000 Zach Despart 22272 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Addison board OKs updated zoning rules http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309addison-board-oks-updated-zoning-rules <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON &mdash; The Addison Planning Commission on Sept. 16 formally adopted its new proposed update to zoning regulations and agreed to forward the laws to the town selectboard.</span></p> <p> Chairman Frank Galgano said planners opted to make only minor changes to the document after the formal public hearing they held the week before. &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Essentially it&rsquo;s the same proposal we presented on that evening,&rdquo; Galgano said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19138">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309addison-board-oks-updated-zoning-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison zoning Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:51:44 +0000 Zach Despart 19138 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Addison unveils draft of zoning; tweaks expected http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309addison-unveils-draft-zoning-tweaks-expected <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON &mdash; On Sept. 9 the Addison Planning Commission unveiled a draft update to town zoning that includes a rewritten section on waivers that would allow residents flexibility from lot-line setback requirements, a new section regulating fences, and the addition of an already approved section on &ldquo;personal landing strips&rdquo; for private airplanes.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18929">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309addison-unveils-draft-zoning-tweaks-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison zoning Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:34:14 +0000 Zach Despart 18929 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Zoning laws keep Addison officials busy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210zoning-laws-keep-addison-officials-busy <p> ADDISON &mdash; Addison planners continued to make headway in their major effort to update the town&rsquo;s zoning laws. They hope to have a finished draft for a public hearing by November, according to September minutes.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13815">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210zoning-laws-keep-addison-officials-busy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison zoning Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:44:16 +0000 Addison Independent 13815 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Monkton tussles over proposed 35.9-acre quarrying operation http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208monkton-tussles-over-proposed-359-acre-quarrying-operation <p> MONKTON &mdash; The Monkton Development Review Board (DRB) is nearing a decision on whether to permit a contentious application for a 30-plus acre quarry off of Monkton Road.</p> <p> According to the application filed by Brisson Stone LLC and David Shlansky&rsquo;s Burchfield Management Company LLC, &ldquo;Brisson Stone will rely on drilling and blasting rock ledge to produce unconsolidated rock and gravel that will be collected on-site.&rdquo; Burchfield Management filed the application, and the two enterprises are working together on this project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12913">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208monkton-tussles-over-proposed-359-acre-quarrying-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured rock quarry zoning Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:24:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 12913 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City Council approves revised zoning and subdivision regulations http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207city-council-approves-revised-zoning-and-subdivision-regulations <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a revised set of zoning regulations that reflect the newly created Historic Neighborhood and Northern Gateway districts, and also endorsed the first rewrite of the city&rsquo;s subdivision laws since the 1970s.</p> <p> It was in 2009, after approval of the updated city plan, that officials began revising the related zoning and subdivision regulations.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12561">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207city-council-approves-revised-zoning-and-subdivision-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Vergennes City Council zoning Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:57:24 +0000 John Flowers 12561 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Planners: Alter new zoning regs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205planners-alter-new-zoning-regs <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Planning Commission agreed on Monday to recommend that Vergennes aldermen make changes to proposed new zoning regulations based on testimony at the council&rsquo;s May 8 public hearing.</p> <p> The recommendations, according to planning chairman Shannon Haggett, will include a relaxed lot-frontage requirement in the new Historic Neighborhood District and a provision to allow multi-family housing in the Basin District.</p> <p> Each recommendation was made after careful consideration at a two-and-a-half hour meeting, Haggett said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11846">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205planners-alter-new-zoning-regs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Vergennes City Council Vergennes Planning Commission zoning Thu, 17 May 2012 17:00:32 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11846 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City officials get feedback on proposed zoning rules http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205city-officials-get-feedback-proposed-zoning-rules <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes aldermen on May 8 took testimony from a handful of citizens and one developer at a public hearing on new zoning regulations proposed by the Vergennes Planning Commission.</p> <p> Questions at the Tuesday hearing focused on building lot regulations in the new Historic Neighborhood District (HND), new requirements for rebuilding structures after catastrophic losses in the existing Central Business District, and permitted uses in the existing Otter Creek basin district.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11803">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205city-officials-get-feedback-proposed-zoning-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Vergennes City Council zoning Mon, 14 May 2012 18:26:09 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11803 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City seeks feedback on new zoning rules http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205city-seeks-feedback-new-zoning-rules <p> VERGENNES &mdash; At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, Vergennes officials and residents will take what could be one of the final steps on what has been close to a five-year journey.</p> <p> Then, in the city fire station&rsquo;s basement meeting room, aldermen will convene a public hearing on new zoning regulations proposed by the Vergennes Planning Commission. A copy of the laws is posted at vergennes.org.</p> <p> Planners have been working on those zoning laws since Vergennes adopted its award-winning city plan in October 2009.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11715">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205city-seeks-feedback-new-zoning-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured zoning Mon, 07 May 2012 14:43:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11715 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Addison zoning data posted on website http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204addison-zoning-data-posted-website <p> ADDISON &mdash; Addison officials said last week they have been a little disappointed that the town&rsquo;s still relatively new website has not drawn more traffic from town residents, but members of the development review board and planning commission hope one of the latest additions might spark more interest.</p> <p> Zoning administrator Ed Hansen, who returned to that post in February after his contract was not renewed a few years back, has begun posting monthly updates on planning and DRB activity.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11625">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204addison-zoning-data-posted-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison going digital zoning Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:46:45 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11625 at http://www.addisonindependent.com