Members of the Warren Select Board held a second hearing Tuesday, March 22, to gather public comment on proposed changes to the Town Plan; the existing plan expired in May 2010, and the Warren Planning Commission recommended re-adoption with minor statistical changes.
The planning commission has been working to update the plan for the past year. The current plan was originally adopted in 2005 and then amended in 2007.
Town officials accepted changes Tuesday evening pertaining to historical data, affordable housing, and the Ruby Blair barn located behind the town offices. The first hearing was held on February 22.
Language about the Ruby Blair barn and the historical society’s plan to use grant funding to designate it as a historical site was also added to the updated Town Plan.
The town plan provides information and data concerning existing conditions and trends related to natural resources, municipal facilities and growth development. Language concerning the encouragement of affordable housing under the existing land use regulations, density and lot size restrictions was also updated.
A final public hearing on the proposed changes to the Town Plan will be held on April 26 at the Warren municipal building. Following select board approval, the plan will be submitted to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) for final approval.
For more information or to view the revised plan, visit www.warrenvt.org or call 496-2709.