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Mt. Mansfield Scenic Road Assessment in Essex and Jericho
With detailed assessments of Essex and Jericho’s scenic corridors in hand, Smart Growth Vermont is working with the two towns, supported by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization, to consider and prioritize the range of regulatory, non-regulatory and conservation options for protecting scenic views. Jericho’s Planning Commission will take the issue up at its April 20 meeting, and Essex Planning will do so at its May 13 meeting. We are developing a Scenic Roadscape Protection Manual and accompanying bylaw and town plan language for each town. For more information on the project and to see summaries of the assessment data and maps, please visit the Community Planning Partnership section of our website.