Development Review Boards are quasi-judicial bodies created under Vermont Statute 24 VSA Chapter 117 § 4461, which outlines their scope of authority and administrative responsibilities. This board of citizen volunteers has the sole responsibility of reviewing and taking action on proposals for land development within the City. This responsibility includes: conducting Site Plan Review of proposed developments, the issuance of Subdivision Permits, Zoning Permits, Zoning Variances, and Certificates of Appropriateness, and hearing appeals of decisions of the City's Zoning Administrator. Appeals of decisions made by the Development Review Board are heard by the Vermont Environmental Court and the Vermont Supreme Court.
The Burlington Development Review Board is comprised of seven Burlington residents appointed by the City Council. Two alternates from the Planning Commission are also appointed in the event a member is otherwise unable to hear a case before the Board. The Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month: Schedule for current year.
Burlington Resource & Recovery Center: On Monday, March 23, we launched the Burlington COVID-19 Resource & Recovery Center, or RRC. The RRC's function is to provide relief to the economic disruption of COVID-19. If you are a renter worried about housing security, a business owner seeking access to federal assistance, a person experiencing homelessness who needs shelter, a Burlingtonian looking for information about City taxes and fees during this time or the federal aid that is coming, or someone looking to volunteer safely, you can get a 1-1 (remote) consult at the RRC and find many resources on the website. For more information, call (802) 755-7239 or go to the City website: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/Resources