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The Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative recently gave a Housing Endorsement to the Shelburne Woods project, a proposed compact, mixed-income development adjacent to historic Shelburne Village. The project received a high score from the review committee because its location, layout, and design embody a number of smart growth principles, among them walkability, proximity to schools, public transportation access, and affordability. Smart Growth Vermont is a member of the Collaborative, a group of Vermont nonprofits that work together to promote smart growth.
Green Woods Village – a development in the Village of Shoreham – has just received a Housing Endorsement from the Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative. The endorsement is for an old farmhouse, donated by the National Bank of Orwell, that will be divided into two individual residences. The homes will be renovated to retain their historic character, but with many upgrades, including new insulation, plumbing, electrical and heating systems. The addition of these homes will compliment the existing development. The Addison County Community Trust is selling the homes to qualified buyers as permanently affordable housing stock.