Zoning & Subdivision Updates
Planning Commission Hearings on Zoning Bylaws
On Thursday, October 25th, the Shelburne Planning Commission held a public hearing on a proposed amendment of Shelburne’s Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendments would 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 formally received the proposal on November 27 and scheduled a public hearing on the proposal. The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, February, 12, 2019. Please find a copy of the proposal and associated bylaw change report in the “Proposed Zoning Changes- Related Documents” section of this web page.
Nonconforming Structure Proposal
At their meeting on January 10, 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 10 proposal is similar to one advanced to, and approved by, the Selectboard in 2017. Simply put, the current proposal extends some of the allowances created by the 2017 amendment. More specifically, the current 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 current proposal would also allow (again as a Conditional Use) expansion of buildings encroaching on side yard setbacks, whereas the 2017 proposal only addressed structures encroaching on front yard setbacks.
Please find a copy of the proposal and associated bylaw change report in the “Proposed Zoning Changes- Related Documents” section of this web page.
The date of a Selectboard hearing on the proposal is unknown at this time but will be posted here when the date is available.