Process Underway to Develop the 2006 Chittenden County Regional Plan

first_imgJuly 2004 begins the process for preparing Chittenden Countys nextRegional Plan. The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) will developthe advisory regional plan, which is used to guide public and private decisions affecting landdevelopment, infrastructure, public services, and natural resources. Greg Brown (CCRPCsExecutive Director) notes, The Commission will devote over two years to develop the 2006Regional Plan in order to maximize public involvement at every stage of the process.That process will be quite different from the approach used to prepare the 2001 RegionalPlan. Over the next two years, CCRPC will solicit and use public feedback to prepare a seriesof three draft plans. Each successive draft plan will build upon the previous draft to addressa wider scope of issues in greater detail than its predecessor.The initial stage in the process will be from July to December 2004. From July to September,CCRPC will solicit public feedback on needed refinements to the 2001 Chittenden CountyRegional Plan. From October to December, the Commission will use that feedback to identifythe scope of requested improvements to the 2001 Regional Plan that, when made, will allowit to serve as an initial draft of the 2006 Regional Plan. Brown added, This initial review ofthe 2001 Regional Plan will enable participants to focus their energies on improving whatwe already have, rather than asking the public to work from a blank slate.The Commission next will solicit public feedback on the Initial Draft Plan and use that feedbackto prepare a more detailed Intermediate Draft Plan. CCRPC then will solict public feedback onthe Intermediate Draft Plan and use the feedback to prepare a Public Hearing Draft Plan. Thatdraft will be used in the four-month formal public hearing process required for the Commissionto adopt the Regional Plan. Each draft will improve on the previous draft, based on feedbackprovided by the public.CCRPCs Plan Review and Update Committee (PRUC) will receive and review public feedback onbehalf of the Commission during the 2006 Regional Plan development process. Garret Mott(PRUC Chair and CCRPC Commissioner from Buels Gore) adds, The Commission is committedto working with the public for the betterment of Chittenden County and Northwest Vermont. Itsvery important to the Commission that the 2006 Regional Plan express what the public saysChittenden County should be.CCRPC has set up a special E-mailbox for questions and comment about the 2006 ChittendenCounty Regional Plan and the process that will be used to develop the Plan at2006regionalplan@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) org. Additional information and forms for providing the Commissionwith your feedback are available on line at www.ccrpcvt.org/(link is external) 2006regionalplan 2006regionalplan. If you have anyquestions regarding the development of the 2006 Regional Plan please contact:Greg Brown Ian MacDougall Tim FluckExecutive Director Land Use Planner Principal Planner846 846-4490 (Ext. 23) 846 846-4490 (ext.26) 846 846-4490 (Ext. 25)gbrown@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) imacdougall@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) tfluck@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail)last_img

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