The Barre City Planning Commission has contracted with PlaceSense to update our current zoning bylaws and included Zoning district Map. PlaceSense assisted the Planning Commission to re-write the current Municipal Plan, and the zoning updates were one of the items identified needing to be updated. PlaceSense has completed a Technical Review of the Municipal Plan to identify the land use needs of the City. Feel free to review this comprehensive table.
Through the work done by the Commission over the last 8 months, we have proposed going from 8 zoning districts to 13 zoning districts. Proposed are more residential and mixed use districts that reflect how areas of our City currently function.
As of March 20, 2017, Draft Zoning Map and Draft Unified Development Ordinance Part 1 and Part 2 are here for public inspection. We welcome comments any time – in writing, via email to the Planning Director, or feel free to attend a Planning Commission meeting any time.
The Second Public Informational Meeting is being held Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers.
Thank you for your time and help as we update our Ordinance.
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 6:30PM in Council Chambers.
Current members include:
- Jackie Calder, Chair
- David Sichel
- James Hart, III
- Michael Hellien
- Ken Lunde
Correspondence to the Commission should be directed to:
c/o Planning, Permitting, & Assessing Services
6 North Main St. Ste 7
Barre, VT 05641