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Changes Introduced to Growth Center Program

Concerned about how the Growth Center Program is being implemented, Senator Ginny Lyons (chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee) and Senator Bob Hartwell, have introduced Senate Bill 64 to clarify designation requirements as applied by the Vermont Downtown Development Board and to allow for decisions of the Board to be appealed to the Environmental Court. Smart Growth Vermont has been working on these clarifications with Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.