2022 Middlebury Zoning & Subdivision Regulations Update

The Planning Commission has completed a draft bylaw amendment, which modifies the zoning map and the zoning and subdivision regulations.  The primary purpose of these changes is to allow a greater variety of housing types and mixed-uses in the Downtown Area, with the objective of creating additional housing opportunities close to Downtown and promoting Downtown vitality.  The inspiration for these changes were the recommendations and future vision expressed during the 2019 public participation process for the 2020 Middlebury Downtown Master Plan.  Many of these changes are required to qualify for a Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) designation.  This state designation would provide a variety of State-incentives targeted at encouraging the creation of new housing within a +0.5-mile radius of our Downtown.

2022 Zoning Bylaw Amendment (Revised 6.8.22)

The draft bylaw amendment will be discussed at three upcoming hearings, which the public is invited to attend:

Public Hearing #1 (hosted by Planning Commission) - 

May 26th at 5pm, Town Offices Large Conference Room

Public Hearing #2 (hosted by Selectboard) - 

Tuesday, July 12th at 7:15pm, Town Offices Large Conference Room

Public Hearing #3 (hosted by Selectboard) - TBD, 7pm July/August  

The public is always invited to attend any of our Planning Commission meetings, information available here.

Please contact Jennifer Murray, Director of Planning and Zoning, with any questions or comments at jmurray@townofmiddlebury.org