Welcome to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

The mission of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission is to assist member municipalities in providing effective local government and to work cooperatively with them to address regional issues.

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CVRPC Services

List of services provided by CVRPC

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Regional Plan

CVRPC’s 2016 Regional Plan with the latest amendments was adopted on October 13, 2020.

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Agendas & Minutes

Commission and Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing.

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Calendar of Events

CVRPC has a calendar of events that is kept updated with date, time, location and additional event information

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News

CVRPC publishes weekly news updates as well as a quarterly newsletter that includes articles on location and regional planning information of importance.

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Notice of Public Hearing

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday February 6, 2023 at 4pm. The purpose of this hearing is to consider approval of the Worcester Town Plan, adopted January 3, 2023 and to confirm the Town of Worcester’s planning process under 24 VSA Section §4350.

This hearing can be accessed via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89445843400?pwd=WHZ3K1EvaENyOGJwVzhyclJEbW5Udz09&from=addon Meeting ID: 894 4584 3400, Passcode: 726739. Dial in via phone: +1(309) 205-3325.
For in-person participation the physical location shall be 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier. Facial coverings are required for in-person participation.

A copy of the plan can be viewed at the Town Office or on the municipality’s website. Copies may also be viewed at the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVPRC), 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier, VT. if you wish to schedule a time to view the plan or would like to be sent the Zoom meeting link please email rock@cvregion.com or call CVRPC ahead of time @ 802-229-0389.


Regional Project Priority List Announced

CVEDC recently announced – “Each year, CVEDC with its regional partner Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission asks businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities in our region to submit the projects they are working on that contribute to economic development in our region.

A committee made up of board members from both organizations rank and score the projects based on criteria described to us by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. We provide back a list of the top ten ranked projects for ACCD to review and keep in mind as funding decisions are made throughout 2023.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the diligence and work by the committee, the top 10 projects have been determined and submitted to the State. Here’s a look at the projects that will impact our region in 2023:

1. VCFA Buildings Purchase by New School

2. Neck of the Woods Vermont Childcare and Early Education Center

3. Town of Berlin – Scott Hill Loop

4. Cabot Waterbury Store Demo & Test Kitchen

5. Prospect Height Project – City of Barre

6. Stone Arts School Infrastructure Project

7. Habitat for Humanity Carbon Negative Affordable Housing Development

8. Curtis Pond Dam Repair

9. VCFA – Condo Association and Parking for new business

10. Montessori School of Central Vermont (MSCVT) Expansion Project

And we additionally support these applicants:

11. Confluence River Park

12. Northfield Sewer Line

13. Cabot Childcare”

Special thanks to the CVRPC Board members who participated on this committee.


Technical Assistance Opportunities

Through the TA Pilot, communities can access community designers, landscape architects, planners, community engagement specialists, community artists, outreach and marketing specialists, disability consultants, language translators, and public health and health equity experts to develop community-driven neighborhood/village health equity and placemaking ideas, designs, and project plans focused on improving public spaces to make communities more inclusive, healthy, welcoming, and connected.

More information at https://healthycommunitiesvt.com/technical-assistance-opportunities/

 


 

Regional Elders and Persons with Disabilities Committee (REDPAC)

The Central Vermont Elders & Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Program supports community members through affordable transportation to medical appointments, access to fresh food at the grocery store, and social visits with friends and family. In our region, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) contracts with the Central Vermont Agency on Aging and Vermont Center for Independent Living to provide the service. The E&D Transportation Program is specifically designed to serve individuals who live more than 3/4 of a mile away from a bus route. The program uses a combination of lift-equipped vans, sedans and minivans, along with volunteer drivers who use personal vehicles to give rides to E&D users. Learn more here.


Amendment Adopted to the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan

On October 13, 2020, the CVRPC Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan.  The amendment includes a revision is to the Regional Center boundary around the City of Montpelier as it appears on the Future Land Use Map. The Regional Center boundary will be extended to include a portion of Northfield Street from the intersection of Route 2 southward to Derby Drive. This area is also within the City’s designated Growth Center.  The amendment also approved the removal the Housing Distribution Plan from the Housing Chapter; and a technical correction to the Regional Center boundary around the City of Montpelier as it appears on the Future Land Use Map. The remainder of the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan, last amended in 2018 will remain unchanged. The amendment can be viewed here.


Transportation Resilience in the Steven’s Branch

CVRPC, in cooperation with communities in the Steven’s Branch watershed, has been awarded a grant to add the watershed to the Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (TRPT).

The Tool is a web-based application that identifies bridges, culverts, and road embankments that are vulnerable to damage from flood inundation, erosion, and deposition. It estimates risk based on the vulnerability and criticality of roadway segments and identifies potential mitigation measures based on the factors driving the vulnerability. The Tool combines river science, hydraulics, and transportation planning methods.

This Tool will assist communities to be proactive in how they approach infrastructure improvement projects and flood damage resilience.

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Link to TRPT Tool


Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies (VAPDA).

CVRPC is a member of VAPDA, an umbrella organization that includes all eleven regional planning commissions in Vermont. VAPDA’s annual brochure and work map details regional planning commission accomplishments during the past year. Link to VAPDA’s latest Brochure and Map.