Land Use, Regional Planning, Transportation
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) worked with the five Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) of Northwest Vermont on the Northwest Vermont Project (NVP). The NVP was a series of interconnected studies: 1. To assist municipalities in planning for possible transportation impacts of future growth associated with improvements to the Northwest Vermont’s transportation system and 2. To develop model tools to be used by municipalities to plan for future growth in a manner that reflects local land use and transportation goals. The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) undertook an individual component of the NVP in close cooperation with the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) and a Corridor Advisory Committee (CAC). The purpose of the project was to provide each of the municipalities with the tools and information necessary to make informed decisions regarding future transportation functionality and land-use change along US 7 and VT 116 under current and alternative policies.