Town Commission Feedback

Staff attended a Planning Commission (PC) meeting in the Town of Waitsfield on July 1 to give a progress update on the Regional Plan and let the town know how it can be more involved throughout the update process. PC members discussed a number of trends and challenges the municipality is facing and brought light to regional priorities:

  • Increasing access to affordable housing, specifically for the workforce elderly populations;
  • Incentivizing smaller lot sizes in the town center, allowing access to water and wastewater to guide development;
  • The need for assistance with cell tower and energy project siting;
  • Increasing access to quality education and jobs to better retain youth,
  • The need for CVPRC to include climate change as a theme throughout the Regional Plan Update; and more.

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