Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a tool that municipalities use to finance improvements for public infrastructure like streets, sidewalks and storm water management systems. The improvements serve a specified area known as a TIF District.
The following list provides links to data and information useful in creating community assessments for municipal plans.
Montpelier: Strategic Plan to Implementation
Learn how Montpelier developed a strategic plan, to bring new businesses, housing, and amenities to help downtown Montpelier become more welcoming, walkable, and vibrant.
Vermont Business for Social Responsibility Conference – Burlington – May 15, 2019
VT Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference – Montpelier – June 5, 2019
New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Communities Exchange – Montpelier – June 6-7, 2019
Strong communities are built and maintained through partnerships. Partners share responsibilities, bring resources to the table and contribute to better outcomes. The partners listed below represent key interests likely to be involved in any community development effort and can help you or your community in your land use planning and community development efforts.
Proposed Amendments to the Rules for the Allocation and Distribution of Regional Planning Funds.
Planning Statutes and Rules
State statutes outline how municipalities can govern land use. In addition to Chapter 117, the Planning and Development Act, a number of other, sometimes hard-to-find statutes, are listed.
Department publications, data and historical planning documents to support land use planning in Vermont.
Municipalities and the developer of the qualified project may jointly apply to the Downtown Board for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials. Qualified projects must be located within a designated downtown district and may be eligible for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials.
The Downtown Transportation Fund supports revitalization efforts in designated downtowns each year with over $300,000 in funding. Investment in the infrastructure of public spaces stimulates public investment and creates a sense of identity and pride in Downtowns across Vermont.