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New Resources Added to the Community Planning Toolbox

We have added two new resources to our Community Planning Toolbox!
The first is a case study that highlights Montpelier’s One More Home program, which promoted accessory, or as they are sometimes called, “mother-in-law” apartments as a way of increasing density without constructing new buildings. The program also offered a handbook for individuals interested in adding an accessory apartment to their home. Check it out.
We also added a Land Use law section on The Vested Rights Doctrine, which refers to the rules governing when a development permit application must be reviewed under the bylaws in place when it was filed. This new section includes a description of the law, examples of how it can be used, and references to pertinent Vermont Supreme Court cases.
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