What's New in the Toolbox
Resolving Disputes without the Courts
Court challenges to land use planning and regulations can be combative, divide a community and cost money for all parties. Increasingly, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods have been successfully used to reach agreement through a process than can be more attractive, and less costly, to all involved. Thanks to our partners at VLS’s Land Use Institute, you can learn more about ADR as the newest tool featured in our Community Planning Toolbox.
Check our Toolbox later this month for new tools and case studies for the issue, “Housing for All.” Information on Traditional Vermont Neighborhoods featuring case studies that analyze the average density, lot width and depth and actual living space for neighborhood blocks in Bristol, Burlington, Orwell and Vergennes will help communities visual their current zoning regulations. Mixed Use Zoning and Increasing Density will also be tools featured this month. Thanks to Chittenden Bank and TD Bank for their support of the Toolbox and creating tools that help create affordable housing options in Vermont communities.