Zoning & Subdivision Updates

Zoning & Subdivision Updates



Selectboard Adopts Two Proposals Focused on Rural District



PUD Proposal


On October 25th, 2018, the Shelburne Planning Commission held a public hearing on a proposal to amend Shelburne’s Zoning Bylaw. The proposal is intended to modify lot size and density requirements for certain subdivisions in the Rural District and in addition modify certain Residential Planned Development (PUD) requirements. Following closure of the hearing, the Planning Commission voted to advance the proposal by forwarding it to the Selectboard. The Selectboard received the proposal on November 27th and held a formal public hearing to consider it on February 12th, 2019. Following the hearing (and simultaneous with its consideration of another zoning amendment) the Selectboard voted to adopt the proposal, which will take effect at the conclusion of a statutory appeal period.

Nonconforming Structure Proposal



At their meeting on January 10th, 2019, Planning Commissioners voted to submit another set of proposed Zoning Bylaw changes to the Selectboard for its consideration and action. The vote took place following a duly warned public hearing. Planning Commissioners also approved transmittal of a related bylaw change report. The January 10th proposal is similar to one advanced to, and approved by, the Selectboard in 2017. The proposal extends some of the allowances created by the 2017 amendment. More specifically, the proposal would allow (as a Conditional Use) expansion of “nonconforming” buildings on lots without “frontage” on a public highway in the same way zoning regulations allow expansion of buildings with “frontage” on a public highway. The latest proposal would also allow (as a Conditional Use) expansion of buildings encroaching on side yard setbacks. The Selectboard received the proposal on January 15, 2019, and held a formal public hearing to consider it on Tuesday, February, 12, 2019. Following the hearing (and simultaneous with its consideration of another zoning amendment) the Selectboard voted to adopt the proposal, which will take effect at the conclusion of a statutory appeal period.


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