In our November 2008 E-Newsletter, we featured a project in Shelburne Village that received Housing Endorsement by the Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative. The Shelburne Woods Project proposes building a mixture of single family homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, homes for seniors and an assisted living residence on 23 acres of land while preserving the remaining 21 acres along the LaPlatte River in perpetuity. The project, located north east of Shelburne Inn and north of the shopping plaza, is close to schools, public transportation access and grocery and hardware stores.
The Planning Commission and Select Board are updating their bylaws to ensure that the goals of the new town plan are met and that new growth and development can occur in a compact, mixed-use fashion in the heart of the village center. The project will take advantage of these amendments. On February 24th there will be a public hearing on the new by-law amendments; if you live in Shelburne plan on getting involved. For information on the amendments, minutes of past hearings and the public meeting go to shelburnevt.org or stop by the town offices to view the documents and project plans and for more information on the project go to shelburneneighbors.org.