Zoning Update as of August 8, 2018:
After nearly two years at working on the zoning update, we have Draft No.2 of the Unified Development Ordinance out for circulation. This is an update from the first full draft listed below, and is the most recent version to be reviewed. We have been receiving comments on these from merchants, residents, developers, staff and other reviewing agencies. Our Comment Table, as of August 8, 2018 will be discussed at the August 9, 2018 Planning Commission meeting and those comments highlighted in yellow are topic for discussion.
The first full draft of the of the Barre City Unified Development Ordinance, has been our for review from people for the last 3 months. this was a re-write of the current zoning ordinance with a consolidation of the Subdivision Ordinance. Many changes and enhancements have been discussed, and this is the product of those long hours. The new Unified Development Ordinance is broken down by parts. They are drafted as follows:
Part 1 – legal framework, what does not require a permit; pre-existing development; non-conforming development. Read More...
Part 2 – Zoning Districts. The building form, dimensional requirements and what uses are allowed as drafted. Read More...
Part 3 – Compilation of standards that apply to different types of development. Read More...
Part 4 – Administration, processes for getting permits, development approvals, hearings and enforcement. Read More...
Part 5 – Definitions.
TO REVIEW THE PROPOSED ZONING DISTRICTS PLEASE SEE THIS TABLE.
On March 22, 2018, the Barre City Planning Commission held our 3rd community meeting to involve citizens as we consider revisions to the city’s zoning ordinance. At the workshop, our consultant did a presentation of the full draft of the ordinance that has been worked on over the last year and a half. Some changes include the new draft zoning districts and the draft map, the legal requirements, a more complete list of exemptions, the new overlay districts, of which one is new, the revised standards, site design and performance standards, specific use standards, subdivision, planned unit development, zoning goals, and the new density standard.
More information about the re-zoning project call Janet Shatney, Planning Director, at (802) 477-1465.
Our consultant is using a new website to the public for comment on the map and the text of the draft zoning ordinance. Comments are no longer able to be made at this website, but may aid you in reviewing the maps. Please visit placesense.civicomment.org.
The Planning Commission is made up of seven members appointed by the City Council. Responsibilities of the Barre City Planning Commission include:
- Municipal Plan: Prepare a Municipal plan and amendments to the Municipal plan for consideration by the legislative body, and review any amendments initiated by others;
- Land Use Regulations: Prepare and present to the legislative body proposed by-laws and amendments and make recommendations about adoption of citizen initiated amendments.
- Studies: Undertake capacity studies and make recommendations on matters of land development, urban renewal, transportation, economic and social development, urban beautification and design improvements, historic and scenic preservation, the conservation of energy and the development of renewable energy resources and wetland protection.
The Planning Commission normally meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (with sometimes a more limited schedule in July and August) at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers.
Current members include:
- Jackie Calder, Chair
- David Sichel
- James Hart, III
- Michael Hellien
- Ken Lunde
Mission: To improve our community by creating economic vitality and promoting the highest standards for development and revitalization throughout the City of Barre.
Correspondence to the Commission should be directed to:
c/o Planning, Permitting, & Assessing Services
6 North Main St. Ste 7
Barre, VT 05641