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Planning & Community Development

Mission Statement: To serve the community by facilitating the creation and preservation of a healthy, safe, sustainable, and high quality living environment through the management of an effective and on-going planning and implementation process.

Each word of this mission has very specific meaning. In carrying it out, the department has several areas of responsibility:
  • To protect and improve Montpelier's natural and built environment;
  • To strengthen the local economy and tax base;
  • To meet housing needs of low moderate income residents;
  • To engage community in short and long term planning; and
  • To provide information service public.
These are implemented through our planning, zoning, and community development programs and through the stewardship of public records. Most of our housing, loan, and economic development activities are carried out through an arm of our department referred to as the Community Development Agency (CDA), a moniker that remained long after the City's planning and zoning functions were added to it in the late 1980s.

We administer Montpelier's land development regulatory process, which includes zoning, subdivision, and design review. The department staffs the Planning Commission, Design Review Committee, Development Review Board, and the recently formed Historic Preservation Commission.

Right now, we're rewriting the zoning.  Please click here to go to the zoning revision documents.

We are also very involved in many on-going activities relating to downtown promotion, economic development, tourism, and business promotion (including the development and on-going maintenance of this Web site). We also administer several housing programs for low and moderate income residents. All of these program areas have benefitted from the successful application for and administration of state and federal grants.



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July 01, 2015

JULY 3rd CELEBRATION IN MONTPELIER!!

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June 19, 2015

Supreme Court Decision – Hallsmith

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June 18, 2015

Run/Walk to Celebrate Newton Baker

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Events View All

Jul 07, 2015 5:30 pm

Design Review Committee meeting

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Jul 09, 2015 8:00 am

Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee walking meeting

Committee members will conduct a walk around town to look at possible bike rack placement locations. More

Jul 13, 2015 5:30 pm

Planning Commission Meeting

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Notices View All

1 Taylor St Committee & City Council Meeting

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Looking for Payroll and Benefits Specialist

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD VACANCIES

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