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Planning & Zoning

Posted on: May 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Subdivision Regulation Changes

In February 2017, the Colchester Development Review Board met with the Colchester Planning Commission.  The Development Review Board requested that the Commission improve subdivision standards and planned unit development (PUD) standards to provide better guidance for applicants and the Board on the following:

  • Recreational Amenity Requirements
  • Open Space Requirements
  • PUD Buffers
  • Waiver Requests & Definitions
  •  Review Process

There are requests made of the DRB by applicants during the development review process - for waivers of standards, buffer reductions, to combine prelim/final, etc. - and more substantial guidance on how these should be considered was requested by DRB members and staff.   The Commission worked to provide guidance and create a more streamlined regulatory approach. To this end, the Commission is considering uniting the Subdivision and Zoning Regulations into one document.  Drafting of the actual regulatory language has yet to be done. The Colchester Planning Commission is seeking input on proposed changes to  at their June 6th meeting.  Please click here for a full description of the changes.  Those interested in providing input should consider attending the Commission meeting at the Town Offices at 7PM on Tuesday, June 6th.  Comments may also be sent the Commission care of shadd@colchestervt.gov.


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