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2016 Bakersfield Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Update the current bylaw to complete the following tasks: ensure compliance with recent changes to state statute, ensure compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program requirements; and consider adoption of River Corridors as mapped.
$7,930.00 $7,930.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget This bylaw overhaul includes well-organized charts and updates the dimensional and density requirements for the village and rural areas.
2016 Bennington Trail Mapping
Develop web-based and print trail map of hiking and biking trails in Bennington for broad distribution online and in print, establish ongoing relationship with property owners, and develop trail improvement and extension recommendations.
$7,749.00 $7,749.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Broad public engagement resulted in an online trail map - a useful recreational and economic development tool.
2016 Bolton Municipal Plan
Develop a concise, user-friendly town plan using DHCD’s new planning manual. A community profile and community-defined priorities will be used to establish clear goals, policies and actions. The plan will be formatted for print/web publication.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bolton applied the processes recommended in the Planning Manual to actively engage citizens in creating a new town plan.
2016 Brighton Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Brighton seeks to retain architect Black River Design (BRD) to continue planning for Phase II of renovations to the Town Hall. BRD would develop options for placement of the stage, incorporating an elevator and using the now-vacant third floor.
$13,707.00 $11,805.00 $1,902.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Town made progress towards addressing access and reuse of a prominent 3-story historic building in the village.
2016 Canaan Municipal Plan
The Town will hire a consultant to update the Plan to ensure that it conforms to current state laws and regulations, to organize the document to be more user-friendly, to update maps and references, and to incorporate needed updates.
$7,948.00 $7,948.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Canaan's new town plan identifies village revitalization as an economic development approach.
2016 Duxbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Hire a consultant to review Duxbury’s town plan and zoning bylaws, evaluate whether the bylaws align with the plan's provisions, and provide specific recommendations for needed zoning changes so the bylaws conform to the plan.
$16,000.00 $13,333.00 $2,667.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Duxbury's bylaw update involved measuring the actual and proposed dimensional requirements for the village to determine what works.
2016 East Montpelier Planning for Desigated Area
We will develop a Master Plan for East Montpelier Village. The plan will: allow us to develop village zoning for the Designated Village Center and surrounding neighborhoods; and, guide us in making capital investments in the village zoning district.
$22,435.00 $17,623.00 $4,812.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The village master planning project included a successful public outreach component that involved school children and set the town up for zoning changes in and outside the village.
2016 Enosburg Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The goal with a public involvement program is to revise the Village Land Use Regulations to promote business development, encourage responsible community growth and incorporate contemporary issues such as clean energy and flood resiliency measures.
$7,995.00 $7,995.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw update addresses river corridor protection and updates village uses and requirements.
2016 Fairfax Planning for Desigated Area
Build on earlier studies to envision, evaluate, & prioritize possible projects to modify the gateways to the Fairfax Village Center and identify options for cost effective traffic-calming enhancements.
$12,505.00 $11,003.00 $1,502.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Used drones and other means to engage community in addressing village gateways, traffic calming and placemaking.
2016 Fairlee Planning for Desigated Area
The project will provide planning guidance and public education through a build-out study of the proposed Unified Development Bylaw for the designated Village Center. It will also initiate a sustainable carrying capacity of that area.
$10,400.00 $9,600.00 $800.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Created a build-out method to determine if existing zoning regulations constrained village growth. While it was found to limit the form of development, lack of sewage treatment facilities were found to be a much greater constraint.
2016 Greensboro Municipal Plan
Hire NVDA personnel to coordinate public outreach for a comprehensive community assessment which will serve as the foundation of the 2018 Greensboro Town Plan update.  Focus in this assessment will be on the housing, energy, and land use elements.
$7,872.00 $7,872.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Produced a town plan survey that is useful for towns where a majority of residents are seasonal. Partnership with UVM Geography Department resulted in student study of housing and commuting that may be relevant to other rural towns.
2016 Groton Municipal Plan
The Town of Groton will hire assistance to help them develop a new town plan to replace the expired 2009 plan.
$7,629.00 $7,629.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Notable survey and format for inplementation strategies. Plan identifies need for wastewater solutions in the village.
2016 Hancock Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
This project will provide a draft 5-year capital improvement plan for the town, consistent with the town plan, and with public input.
$7,950.00 $7,950.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Example of a small town Capital Budget and Program that focusses on managing the expenses for public building maintenance.
2016 Hartford Planning for Desigated Area
Hire a consultant to conduct a parking management study for Downtown White River Jct. (DWRJ) that includes a Transportation Demand Manage. component. The project will help ensure continued revitalization of DWRJ while avoiding a parking shortage.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Study resulted in analysis and dowtown parking solutions.
2016 Holland Municipal Plan
Grant funding will cover: inventory and mapping for review and analysis by the PC & Town in preparation of a new draft plan; final mapping including a revised use map/plan, development constraints and flood resilience map/plan; printing costs/notices.
$2,810.00 $2,810.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The updated town plan effectively addresses issues that a small town can influence.
2016 Hubbardton Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Town of Hubbardton will hire a consultant to: 1. revise the Municipal Plan so that it includes a Flood Resiliency chapter and energy siting standards.   2. Revise the zoning regulations so that they incorporate the 2004 Legislative updates.
$10,985.00 $9,990.00 $995.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Town plan process used as a way to build community in rural town. Used door to door invitations as way to bring people together to discuss common issues and form a vision.
2016 Johnson Natural Resource Inventory
Hire a consultant to create a baseline of natural resources data to facilitate the direction of efforts to preserve and protect natural features, and to provide a basis for future natural resource definition and quantification.
$16,971.00 $13,981.00 $2,990.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Johnson's Natural Resources Inventory will be used to implement the town plan through measures that protect critical land and water resources.
2016 Manchester Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Town of Manchester will plan and conduct a public involvement program to develop a new land use and development ordinance to more effectively implement smart growth, housing, economic development and conservation goals set forth in the town plan.
$20,150.00 $16,100.00 $4,050.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Overhaul of the land use regulations resulted in well-organized use and dimensional tables, redistricting and changes to density that reinforce the village and rural character.
2016 Newbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project seeks to implement the newly adopted Newbury Town Plan by bringing their land use regulations into conformance with it.
$15,000.00 $12,667.00 $2,333.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Created simple unified land use regulations for a small town.
2016 Panton Municipal Plan
The project will hire a consultant (ACRPC) to accomplish the updating and rewriting of sections of the Town Plan to conform to statutory requirements and our current town planning needs and issues.
$11,130.00 $10,087.00 $1,043.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Well-organized small town plan with clear and informative maps.
2016 Rutland Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Work with consultants to develop stormwater and stream corridor standards and procedures, review the municipal code for opportunities to streamline or improve efficiency, incorporate stormwater and stream regulations, and conduct landowner outreach.
$25,684.00 $19,789.00 $5,895.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Example of a town without zoning adopting a stormwater ordinance controlling development along rivers and streams. Public engagement involved direct outreach to landowners.
2016 Shaftsbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The project will produce bylaws that are coherent, without contradiction, easily navigated, and reflective of the Town’s land use history and citizen expectations.
$12,525.00 $11,017.00 $1,508.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated village zoning regulations.
2016 South Hero Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
South Hero will hire expert guidance to develop draft, updated Zoning & Sub-Division Regulations to conform to the newly adopted Town Plan. Community involvement will help determine if form-based code should be included in the draft regulations.
$17,700.00 $14,467.00 $3,233.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated bylaw includes charts and diagrams that help explain zoning and subdivision review and establishes clear standards for village and rural areas.
2016 St. Johnsbury Planning for Desigated AreaConsultants will prepare a concept plan for public access to the Passumpsic River from the designated downtown, focusing on parcels in the area between the Portland St. Bridge to a point just south of its confluence with the Sleepers River.... $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The St. Johnsbury Riverfront Conceptual Access Study identified ways to connect the downtown to the river and networks of local and regional trails.
2016 Stockbridge Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project seeks to implement the newly adopted Stockbridge Town Plan by bringing their land use regulations into conformance with it.
$9,504.00 $9,003.00 $501.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw updates included fine-tuning requirements for commercial establishments.
2016 Weathersfield Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project involves a zoning bylaw update project that engages in a public outreach effort to inform the amendments that are needed to conform with new policies in the Town Plan and implement the new Flood Resilience Chapter.
$9,410.00 $8,940.00 $470.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated the flood regulations and village development standards.
2016 West Windsor Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project will result in creating Unified Development Bylaws as well as strategic amendments that are needed in order to conform with elements of the new Town Plan and implement the new flood resilience recommendations from the Town Plan.
$9,360.00 $8,907.00 $453.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Reorganized to create unified development bylaws.
2016 Westford Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Hire consultants/engineers to confirm wastewater disposal capacity and assist in developing financing options for final design, construction, and operation/maintenance in order to develop a community wastewater system to serve the Town Center Area.
$15,866.00 $13,244.00 $2,622.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Studied capacity for wastewater disposal on a town-acquired parcel in the village and prepared scenarios for financing a village wastewater system to promote village revitalization and housing options.
2016 Wolcott Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Hire a consultant to conduct a Solar Feasibility Study for the Wolcott Town Landfill to support municipal building operations in the designated village center, and explore opportunities for village/town residents to purchase local, renewable energy.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Investigated the potential of the town landfill for a solar power generation. Worked with the Fish and Wildlife department on deer wintering areas in regards to removing trees that could shade the solar arrays.
2015 Addison Municipal Plan
This project seeks to evaluate constraints and opportunities for rural smart growth in the Town of Addison, with the end product of a revised land use plan and other updated mandatory elements, such as a flood resiliency element.
$17,099.50 $14,067.00 $3,032.50 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural town plan, Density Based Zoning, Involved Selectboard and public in decision-making
2015 Bennington Special Projects for Designated Areas
The project combines two successful program models - VT Area Wide Planning and VDAT - to create a market study, site analyses, feasibility analyses, marketing plans and GIS-based inventory for key redevelopment properties in downtown Bennington.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Brownfield Area Wide Plan, Downtown redevelopment, MPG leveraged other funds, Story Map, alternatives analysis with pro formas, 300 involved in planning
2015 Berlin Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Town will be assisted by a professional consultant to develop unified bylaws that will align future growth in keeping with the 2012 Town plan, with particular focus to update the Town's subdivision regulations with input from public outreach.
$12,500.00 $11,000.00 $1,500.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Unified Land Use and Development Regulations with zoning district changes making rural/center distinctions. Simple center design standards. Graphics depicting rural zoning including Density Based Zoning
2015 Bethel Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Bethel Planning Commission is seeking the funds to completely revise the Bethel Zoning Bylaw (which includes Flood Hazard Regulations).
$14,999.50 $12,667.00 $2,332.50 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget River corridor regulations and restricting development in flood plain qualifying for maximum reimbursement under ERAF. User-friendly explanations in side-bars
2015 Cambridge Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
A Site-Level Master Plan for the intersection of South Main St., Mansfield Ave, and Rte15 that outlines a variety of options, including stripping, curbing, landscaping, or similar treatments, to implement “complete streets” in a rural setting.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Analysis of improving pedestrian safety on state highway and side-streets in village. MPG combined with TPI support through RPC.
2015 Chittenden Municipal Plan
The Chittenden Planning Commission will hire a consultant to assist with the update of the municipal plan. The update will focus on flood resilience, infrastructure and capital improvement, earth extraction, and non-water resource protection.
$7,955.00 $7,955.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural Town Plan update (first plan adopted 2010). 30% of 1,250 population responded to survey, outreach included well-attended forum, focus on flood resilience and telecom
2015 Clarendon Municipal Plan
This project will evaluate and update the entire plan by hiring consultants to identify the weaknesses and strengths of the plan while conducting a public outreach program in the 5 separate hamlets to educate and engage residents for their feedback.
$7,955.00 $7,955.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural Town Plan addressing flood resilience, solar energy development business districts, ridgeline protection. 3 public forums and public information. Will seek VC designation
2015 Colchester Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The project will draw from the 2007 Conceptual Development Plan for West Lakeshore Drive (previous MPG award) to create a new zoning district and development standards for the West Lakeshore Drive neighborhood area.
$20,450.00 $16,300.00 $4,150.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw update for Mallets Bay area, part of town's Mallet's Bay Initiative addressing walkable lakefront development and water quality including Green Stormwater Infrastructure and design standards. Visual preference survey and variety of outreach (LINK i
2015 Craftsbury Municipal Plan
Hire NVDA personnel to assist in the drafting of new housing and flood resilience elements and coordinate public outreach for the update of the Craftsbury Town Plan. This project will also include assistance in the final write up of the town plan.
$7,938.00 $7,938.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural town plan process coincided with a VCRD Community Visit. Explores whether to adopt zoning. Addresses regulatory and non-regulatory options for furthering land use goals. Survey with opinions from both full time and seasonal residents. (Link is to
2015 Grafton Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project will produce Fluvial Erosion Hazard (FEH) mapping and associated analysis to inform revision of the Grafton Town Plan, Subdivision Regulation, Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Flood Zoning Ordinance.
$6,084.00 $6,084.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Flood hazard mapping for improved data on which to base flood hazard regulations. Conducted well attended public meetings and posted an online map tool for citizen engagement but not much was used.
2015 Manchester Economic Development Planning
The Strategy will result in a detailed ED strategy and implementation plan designed to leverage the assets of Manchester and Dorset in order to strengthen the economy in the municipalities. The Village of Manchester is also in support of the project.
$45,000.00 $35,000.00 $10,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Sub-regional economic development plan. Consortium working across town lines. Focus on removing barriers to housing options and attracting athletic events.
2015 Montgomery Municipal Plan
Develop a flood resiliency element to the town plan by identifying flood hazard areas and river corridors and developing policies and strategies to become more flood resilient. Complete other minor town plan updates.
$7,320.00 $7,320.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Flood resilience plan led to river corridor bylaws and increase in ERAF match
2015 Pawlet Municipal Plan
The Town will hire a consultant to provide assistance with new materials and community engagement exercises for an updated Pawlet Town Plan. The update will address state priorities for municipal plans, address economic development and modify maps.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural town plan update with emphasis on flood resilience. Character of town defined (slate quarries) and goals for promoting local ag and village revitalization.
2015 Plainfield Natural Resource Inventory
Hire a consultant to develop an inventory and map of the town's significant natural communities. This will provide information necessary to develop appropriate priorities for their protection, and guide zoning and development decisions.
$13,921.00 $11,947.00 $1,974.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Natural Resources inventory to provide basis for bylaws, etc. Extensive outreach. Interviewed 20 knowledgeable residents and marked resources on maps. Contacted landowners seeking access to land and used it as occasion to discuss inventory. Two well a
2015 Richmond Municipal Plan
The Town Planner will utilize assistance from contracted Consultants and a volunteer Steering Committee to implement a broad and diverse public outreach process to update the Town Plan and to develop an accompanying Action Plan.
$14,963.50 $12,643.00 $2,320.50 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Outreach component of a major Town Plan update. 400 people engaged, using a variety of techniques. Photos and graphics.
2015 South Burlington Planning for Desigated Area
The project will establish new standards for the "big picture" review of larger projects and/or larger properties. These standards would supplement or replace existing Planned Unit Development and/or Master Plan standards. May include multiple types.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget In-depth study of context-appropriate PUD standards. Nine typologies ranging from traditional neighborhood design (TND) to rural settings. Graphics for PUD typology.
2015 St. Albans City Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The project will produce stormwater regulations, tailored to the needs of St. Albans City and Town, to be incorporated into the bylaws of each municipality. The regulations will mitigate the negative effects of development on water quality.
$29,352.00 $24,568.00 $4,784.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget St. Albans Town and City worked together to produce coordinated stormwater and erosion control ordinances as well as river corridor regulations for the City (already adopted in the Town).
2015 Waterford Municipal Plan
The Town of Waterford will obtain planning assistance to update all elements of their town plan, soliciting input from residents and using current data from a variety of sources. Sections on economic development and flood resilience will be added.
$9,217.00 $8,811.00 $406.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Small town plan addressing rural density. Survey used to attract participation. Implementation table.
2015 Wolcott Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
An bylaw update to better address pressures from outside economic and natural forces by modernizing development standards in Wolcott Village and North Wolcott while reducing development pressures on river corridors and upland forest areas.
$14,999.50 $12,667.00 $2,332.50 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaws addressing flood resilience, site plan and subdivision standards, new green stormwater infrastructure standards, tiered steep slope standards, refined village districts and rural PUDs. Extensive public outreach accompanied bylaw update.