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ECOS Plan Review: Regional Plan Assessments

5.6 MB
Year:
2013
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Environment, Land Use
Description:
The Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies (VAPDA) requested this outside assessment of the 11 regional plans. This project is a continuation of VAPDA’s efforts to evaluate and improve upon the effectiveness of regional planning initiated by the 2010 Challenges for Change. In 2011, VAPDA hired the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) to conduct a statewide strategic assessment to evaluate the capacity and potential of the RPCs to serve as a resource for state government and their communities. One of the findings of the NADO report identified a need to “establish a higher level of consistency and performance across the entire statewide network of RPCs.”  This assessment is intended to examine the consistency, completeness and effectiveness of the regional plans in regard to meeting statutory requirements, implementing the state’s planning goals, and fulfilling their prescribed roles.
Consultant:
PlaceSense
Geography:
State

ECOS Strategic Industry Sector Analysis

237 kB
Year:
2013
Theme:
Economic/Finance
Description:
Based on an Economic Base Analysis and Competitive Assessment of Chittenden County provided in separate reports, this Strategic Industry Sector Analysis identifies industry sectors, clusters and types of operations that hold the greatest promise for improving the County’s future economy and economic opportunities.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

ECOS Economic Competitive Assessment

2.4 MB
Year:
2013
Theme:
Economic/Finance
Description:
This document provides an assessment of the competitiveness of Chittenden County as an economic development “product” using the evaluation topics and methodology frequently used by businesses in evaluating potential locations. It provides a foundation for a sustainable regional economic base and employment opportunities for Chittenden County’s residents and communities.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

ECOS Economic Base Analysis

858.8 kB
Year:
2013
Theme:
Economic/Finance
Description:
This document provides an analysis of the current economic base of Chittenden County and the trends that have been shaping the County’s economy.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

Report on the Plan for Merger and Timeline: Chittenden County MPO & RPC (A Report to the 2011 Vermont General Assembly)

64.1 kB
Year:
2011
Theme:
Economic/Finance
Description:
Act 146, An act relating to implementation of challenges for change was enacted by the 2010 General Assembly of the State of Vermont and signed into law by the Governor of the State. Section G11(a)(b) requires the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) to develop a plan for action steps and a timeline for the merger of the two organizations.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County, State

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

Estimating Tourism Expenditures for the Burlington Waterfront Path & the Island Line Trail

1.8 MB
Year:
2010
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Economic/Finance, Infrastructure, Recreation, Transportation
Description:
The objective of this project is to estimate the economic activity associated with non-resident users of the Waterfront and Island Land Trail. In this study, the economic activity is estimated, which is associated with visitors using the Waterfront Trail in Burlington and also on the Island Line in Colchester where the trail follows a causeway into Lake Champlain to a cut where ferry service is provided at limited times during the summer season by Local Motion. Some of the data used in this project were provided by Local Motion who conducted an observational study at four locations on the trail in August 2008.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Burlington, Colchester

2013 Chittenden County ECOS Regional Plan

10.8 MB
Year:
2010
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Land Use, Population
Description:
In October 2010, CCRPC was awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the Partnership of Sustainable Communities (US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the major deliverables of the grant is an updated and enhanced Chittenden County Regional Plan. With these new resources, The Plan will be enhanced and improved to address economic development, housing choice and affordability, energy and climate change impacts, healthy communities and food systems. The enhanced Plan will involve a greater focus on sustainable development performance measures and outcomes and active engagement with many important regional and local partners to identify and implement strategies to improve Chittenden County’s long-term sustainability. CCRPC will consider the Regional Plan for adoption in Spring 2013.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County