Our Work

Community Planning Partnership Update

A standing-room-only crowd of Burke residents attended a community meeting on October 16 led by Smart Growth Vermont and our partners (the Burke Planning Commission and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association). The meeting focused on a “community character inventory” that summarizes how residents feel about Burke’s rural character, shows what is actually happening to rural character on the ground, and assesses what Burke’s town plan and bylaws are doing to protect rural character. To learn more, visit the Burke page on our website or download the community character inventory.
Danville residents helped Smart Growth Vermont set priorities for new village zoning districts at a community meeting on September 25. Participants learned what their neighbors feel is important for the village’s future, heard about smart growth strategies for guiding new development, and helped to prioritize development standards based on what was most appropriate for Danville. The information from the meeting is being used to develop strategies to ensure that new development fits with the character of the village. To learn more, visit the Danville Project Materials page on our website and download maps of the proposed village districts.