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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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 Tuesday October 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm. This hearing can be accessed via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751907943?pwd=eXpIaU9JZFptVm9sYlVsUGVkNWh5Zz09&from=addon

Meeting ID: 817 5190 7943, Passcode: 185622. Dial in via phone: 1 (312) 626-6799, Passcode: 185622. For in-person participation the physical location shall be 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier. Facial coverings are required for in-person participation.

The purpose of this hearing is to consider approval of the Worcester Town Plan 2022 and to confirm the Town of Worcester’s planning process under 24 VSA Section §4350.

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. Please call CVRPC ahead of time @ 802-229-0389 if you wish to schedule a time to view the plan or email rock@cvregion.com.

West Central Vermont Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for West Central Vermont

A CEDS – or a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy – is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. A CEDS is the result of a regionally-led planning process designed to build capacity, support local initiatives, and develop economic resiliency.

Our CEDS will strengthen local economic partnerships within West Central Vermont (Addison County, Chittenden County, Rutland County, Washington County and part of Orange County) and enable our region to meet current and anticipated economic challenges. Click here to see the defining characteristics and maps of West Central Vermont.

Provide Feedback on Draft CEDS – The draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for West Central Vermont is available for public comments until August 26, 2022. Learn more and view the draft CEDS at https://westcentralvt.org.

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.