2019 Town Plan

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The Town Plan is the long-term (20+ year) plan for the community that, while primarily focusing on land use, provides guidance for the community’s goals with respect to natural and cultural resources, parks and recreation, energy, transportation and other utilities, economic development and municipal services. The plan has been updated many times over the years, most recently in 2014.

As of this time, a first hearing on the Town Plan has not been warned however is anticipated for February 5, 2019.  Please note that preferred sites scorecard is separate from the Town Plan and still subject to change.

To learn more about the Town Plan, click through the links on the left for full details. We have been drafting the Town Plan and are excited to be using a new format taken from our 2012 Heritage Plan.  In this new format, topics will be grouped into three categories: Environment, Community, and Economy.  Here is the draft plan:


The Lands of Colchester (land use)

Natural Heritage (natural & scenic resources & parks)

Our Homes

Powering Colchester (energy)


Who We Are (cultural resources, demographic, diversity & equality)

Serving Colchester (governance)

Cultivating Colchester (education, recreation, & health)

Our Place in Vermont (regional cooperation)


Our Economy

Getting There (transportation)

Systems and Connections (utilities & telecommunications)


Preferred Sites Overview & Scorecard

Report on Draft Town Plan

Combined Chapters & Maps Document