Updating zoning and other local land use regulations to allow a wider range of housing types, can help improve opportunities for homes in walkable places.
Zoning for Great Neighborhoods aims to help cities and towns address the mismatch between Vermont’s available houses and the needs of Vermonters at all stages of life. Through the guidance and model regulations produced through this project, towns of any size will be able to make incremental changes to their zoning that allow for more flexible housing in a way that honors Vermont's traditional settlements.
Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $464,920 in Municipal Planning Grants
Fast Charging Vermont's Highway Corridors
The State of Vermont wishes to expand the statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations (also called Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE) in accordance with the Vermont Beneficiary Mitigation Plan of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust with a specific focus in this round of grant funding on fast charging (DCFC) stations in priority locations on highway corridors.
As required by law, the Department of Housing and Community Development annually submits a report to the Vermont Legislature on the uses of State and federal funds awarded or appropriated for housing development and housing assistance and subsidies.
A conversation about planning that achieves the results desired by the community. We introduce the updated Vermont Planning Manual and discuss ways to create an inclusive process and a plan that meets statutory requirements while providing the town with clear and strategic direction. The webinar took place on February 15, 2017. Contact your local Regional Planning Commission for information about follow up events.
Act 157 directed the Agency to develop recommendations to fill the gap in our housing and infrastructure needs. Over the summer and fall, the Steering Committee and staff reviewed existing programs and statutes, gathered stakeholder input and evaluated the housing and infrastructure needs throughout Vermont.