Planning Commissions are created under the authority enabled under Vermont State Statute 24 VSA Chapter 117 § 4325, which outlines their roles and responsibilities. This commission of citizen volunteers has the responsibility of developing, and recommending to the City Council, overall land use and development policy for the City. This typically takes two forms - first, the development of land use plans and capacity studies, and second, the development of land use regulations (subdivision bylaws, zoning regulations, etc). Final action on any plans, policies, and regulation developed by the Commission is taken by the City Council. The Planning Commission has no direct regulatory authority and does not review development proposals or issue permits.
The Burlington Planning Commission is comprised of seven Burlington residents appointed by the City Council for a term of four consecutive years. The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month: Schedule for current year.
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The Planning Commission's next meeting on the zoning amendment, a work session, is set for 6 p.m. on June 9th at the police department conference room on North Avenue.
Burlington Planning Commission meeting on Proposed CDO Amendment-...
National and local speakers come together to answer the big questions about Form Based Codes: what are they, where are they being used, and why are they being considered in Burlington? The panel provides a range of information and perspectives on...
The Burlington Planning Commission hears presentations and discusses three zoning requests on the UVM Campus that were referred by the Joint Institutional Development Committee (JIDC). Watch the second part here.
On June 20th, Governor Phil Scott signed the Broadband Bill - now Act 79 of 2019 - in Dover, Vermont. This new law aims to expand access to broadband services and also includes a Study Committee that will consider issues related to the future availability and funding of Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access television.