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Views to the Mountain: A Scenic Protection Manual

5 MB
Year:
2011
Theme:
Environment, Land Use, Transportation
Description:
This manual encompasses the joint effort of the towns of Jericho and Essex to assess each town’s scenic roadscapes and find ways to protect world-class views through individual and joint regulatory and non-regulatory means.
Consultant:
CCMPO, PlaceSense, Smart Growth Vermont
Geography:
Essex, Jericho

Essex Town Bike Path Fee Analysis

99 kB
Year:
2011
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Economic/Finance, Transportation
Description:
This short report contains the general base information needed by the Town to develop a bike path fee for new development. This will then be used to calculate a path impact fee that can be adopted by the Selectboard/Planning Commission.
Consultant:
Michael J. Munson PhD FAICP, Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Inc.
Geography:
Essex

Gravel Road Hook-On Fees Town of Essex

387 kB
Year:
2011
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Transportation
Description:
This short report provides the Town with recommendations for an alternative method to assessing gravel road impact fees for new development.
Consultant:
Inc., Michael J. Munson PhD FAICP, Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin
Geography:
Essex

Susie Wilson Road Corridor Improvement Plan and Financing Option

5 MB
Year:
2010
Theme:
Infrastructure, Lighting, Transportation
Description:
The studies provided very useful information on which to base future policy and fees and greatly helped to provide the basis for installation of the LED lighting under the ARRA Energy Grant.
Consultant:
Dunn Associates Landscape Architects, Michael J. Munson PhD FAICP, Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Inc.
Geography:
Essex

Susie Wilson Road Corridor Lighting Plan

18.3 MB
Year:
2010
Theme:
Infrastructure, Lighting, Transportation
Description:
The Town of Essex commissioned this lighting study to create an action plan for improving lighting levels, consistency, and energy efficiency performance in the Susie Wilson Road corridor. The Town is particularly interested in the potential operational savings, energy efficiency improvements, and capital costs that would be involved in changing streetlights and signals to (LED) fixtures; and in making improvements to the overall quality and safety effects of the ambient and street lighting in this corridor.
Consultant:
Inc., Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin
Geography:
Essex

VT 15 Corridor Study

35.8 MB
Year:
2008
Theme:
Corridor, Transportation
Description:
The Route 15 Corridor is the stretch of land 8 miles long and several miles wide between Essex Junction and Burlington that runs along Route 15 in Chittenden County. In this historic area are Fanny Allen Hospital, now part of the Fletcher Allen Health Care System, St. Michaels College, and the picturesque Fort Ethan Allen (now a vibrant mixed-use area with housing and commercial development), The Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Camp Johnson, Vermonts richest farmlands in the Intervale, and the protected land of the Winooski Valley Park District. At either end, the corridor connects two major economic centers, the IBM Essex Junction facility and the City of Burlington. The following corridorwide and local reports delve into the many aspects of the corridor future, from rail implementation, TOD, Market, and Alternatives analysis, Modelling, et al.
Consultant:
Buckhurst Fish & Jacquemart Inc., Resource Systems Group Inc., TranSystems / E.H. Pechan & Associates
Geography:
Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Underhill, Winooski

VT Route 15 & Sand Hill Road

11.9 MB
Year:
2008
Theme:
Transportation
Description:
The purpose of this scoping report is to develop and evaluate alternative improvements of the VT Route 15 / Sand Hill Road intersection in Essex, Vermont. The scoping process includes soliciting public input and seeking endorsement of a preferred alternative. Through working with the project committee and soliciting input at the local concerns meetings it was determined the project address to; 1. Improve operations and safety for intersection traffic, 2. Reduce delays and blocking queues on Sand Hill Road, 3. Consider school and recreation facility operations and pedestrian crossings, 4. Maintain / Improve mobility on VT 15.
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Essex

Route 15 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Feasibility Study: Colchester to Essex Junction

62.6 MB
Year:
2007
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Corridor, Transportation
Description:
In 1996, the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization began work on a scoping study for an alternate Transportation Path in the Route 15 corridor between Essex Junction and Colchester. To assist in the work, the CCMPO hired Lamoureux & Dickinson Consulting Engineers (L&D) of Essex, Vermont. L&D held several public work sessions, circulated an informal survey to bicyclists and residents, met with the municipal boards, conducted field survey and did extensive work to prepare the Scoping Study. After L&D prepared a draft report, numerous outside factors lead to the CCMPO halting work on the project. This Study is an update of the previous work prepared by L&D as part of the original Study.
Consultant:
Wilbur Smith Associates
Geography:
Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction

Transit-Oriented Design Master Plan For the Susie Wilson Road Corridor

13.9 MB
Year:
2006
Theme:
Transit-Oriented Development, Transportation
Description:
This report is the result of a cooperative planning effort on behalf of the Town of Essex and the CCMPO to explore the potential for a new transit-oriented development in the Route 15/Susie Wilson Road corridor in Essex, Vermont. The plan as presented provides a new vision for an approximately 259-acre area which is beginning to experience changes related to it’s growing role as a prominent center within the Chittenden County region.
Consultant:
ORW Landscape Architects and Planners, Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Essex