Bristol explores zoning changes to boost housing

Bristol’s planning commission has spent the past several months exploring potential changes to the town’s zoning regulations that would help expand housing opportunities in and around Bristol’s village area.

Vergennes fixes zoning miscue

In an abbreviated April 25 meeting, the Vergennes City Council approved a zoning amendment officials said was intended to correct a mistake in the update to the Vergennes zoning laws the city adopted in January. 

Council OKs historic district zone change

A Vergennes zoning change finally won city council approval last week, and the committee charged with advising Vergennes officials on the hire of a new police chief is set to interview two finalists this week. 

Lincoln lands bylaw modernization grant

The Lincoln Planning Commission, in conjunction with Addison County Regional Planning, is using this grant to update portions of Lincoln’s Zoning Bylaws to help mitigate obstacles to growth in Lincoln’s four Village Districts, in accordance with Vermont’s … (read more)

City council backs new zoning

After two years of mostly favorable public feedback and a long delay for a rewrite, the Vergennes City Council on May 24 approved, 6-1, new zoning and subdivision laws that, among other items, would ease density and parking requirements in downtown neighb … (read more)

City council will make minor tweaks to zoning regs, not big changes

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include more information on what could happen if the council makes substantial changes. VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council has agreed to make small changes to the zoning and subdivision regulations update await … (read more)

City council to make small zoning changes, not big ones

Councilors want to make the zoning regs “as close to perfect as we can get them,” but don’t want to delay implementation.

Middlebury zoning law revisions would enable affordable housing

The Middlebury Planning Commission continues to work on revisions to the community’s zoning rules that in part incentivize development in the village area while preserving the history and character of Addison County’s shire town.

City council sets second hearing on zoning laws

After hearing testimony at an April 12 public hearing from two residents in favor of new zoning and subdivision regulations, the Vergennes City Council scheduled a second, and most likely final, hearing for 5:30 p.m. on May 10.

Editorial: Two notes of importance

Here’s the deal about Green Up Day: it works best if you coordinate your efforts with your town.

Hearing set on city zoning regulations

The Vergennes Planning Commission has set a public hearing for Monday, Feb. 7, on a revised update of its proposed new set of city zoning regulations.

New Haven to seek new zoning/town administrator

NEW HAVEN — New Haven will soon be in the market for a new zoning/town administrator.Aaron Brown, the town’s current ZA/TA informed the selectboard last month that he’s planning to resign in the near future in order to pursue other opportunities.Brown is … (read more)

More review for Vergennes zoning laws after questions

VERGENNES — After a few citizens and one councilor raised questions at last week’s Vergennes City Council public hearing on proposed new zoning and subdivision regulations, the city’s planning commission will take another look at them before moving forwar … (read more)

Update to Vergennes zoning on tap

VERGENNES — Vergennes residents and the city council will be considering new zoning and subdivision regulations this spring and early summer, Vergennes Planning Commission Chair Shannon Haggett told councilors at their Feb. 9 meeting. Haggett said planner … (read more)

Ferrisburgh voters to rule on land use regulations

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will be asked on Town Meeting Day to approve an update of the town’s zoning bylaws and subdivision regulations that will create two new zoning districts. One new district is in the developed area on and near Route 7 tha … (read more)