The Town of Shelburne recently signed an agreement with consultants Bill and Mary Dennis (http://www.bdennis.com/Site/Welcome.html) to complete a short term “pilot project” examining a portion of Shelburne Road. The focus of the project is a roughly half mile corridor centered on the intersection of Shelburne Road, Bay Road, and Executive Drive.
Key “deliverables” of the project include images that illustrate different development opportunities in the study area. More specifically, such images will compare opportunities existing under traditional zoning with those available under “form based” zoning.
Deliverables would also include diagrams depicting possible ‘building types’ and ‘frontage types.’ Such diagrams might serve as ‘templates’ for the development of a Form based Code, in the event the Town should decide to pursue such a code.
As part of the project, the consultants will participate in public meetings on April 11 and 12. During the evening of April 11, Bill and Mary Dennis will conduct a public design workshop in the Shelburne Town Hall starting at 7 pm. This workshop will involve property owners and the public in identifying ways the study area might be redeveloped. All are invited.
Throughout the following day (Thursday, April 12), the consultants will refine ideas and designs identified the day before. Thursday night, they will present the conceptual designs they have created as part of the Planning Commission. Public reaction to the ideas will be solicited at that time.
In the weeks that follow the presentation, the Dennises will complete their work by preparing two sets of material. The first is an illustrated binder containing text and images depicting potential applicability of Form-based Code along road frontages within Pilot project study area.
The second will consist of final images illustrating recommended strategies and designs. These final images might include a plan of the study area, perspective images, and diagrams depicting building types and, separately, frontage types.
For more information about the meetings or the project, feel free to contact the Shelburne Planning and Zoning office. (http://www.shelburnevt.org/departments/36.html )