Land Development Regulation Draft Amendments

The City Council has warned a public hearing for Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:30 pm at City Hall (575 Dorset Street). The hearing was warned following receipt of the draft amendments from the Planning Commission, which held it own public hearing on August 13th. Please see below for all materials related to the draft amendments

Amendments as Warned for City Council Public Hearing September 16, 2019. The amendments warned for hearing are unchanged from those approved and submitted by the Planning Commission

  • LDR-19-01: Eliminate minimum parking requirements for all uses citywide except multi-family housing and accessory dwelling units, for which parking requirements are to be reduced
  • LDR-19-02: Amend transfer of development rights requirements to be consistent with enabling statutes
  • LDR-19-03: Establish Citywide River Corridor Overlay District and make minor modifications to the Flood Plain Overlay District 
  • LDR-19-04: Eliminate duplicative surface water protection standards for land within 150’ of Lake Champlain and allowances for expansion of pre-existing structures within 100’ of Potash Brook within Queen City Park Zoning District
  • LDR-19-05: Administrative Amendments: Authorize Administrative Officer to approve minor field changes to site plans & allow for a joint administrative approval & zoning permit; minor technical corrections
  • Planning Commission Report on draft amendments, including a brief summary of each and their consistency with the Comprehensive Plan (updated Aug 13, 2019)
  • City Council Public Hearing Notice for September 16, 2019

Amendments as Warned for Planning Commission Public Hearing (Aug 13, 2019):

  • LDR-19-01: Eliminate minimum parking requirements for all uses citywide except multi-family housing and accessory dwelling units, for which parking requirements are to be reduced
  • LDR-19-02: Amend transfer of development rights requirements to be consistent with enabling statutes
  • LDR-19-03: Establish Citywide River Corridor Overlay District and make minor modifications to the Flood Plain Overlay District 
  • LDR-19-04: Eliminate duplicative surface water protection standards for land within 150’ of Lake Champlain and allowances for expansion of pre-existing structures within 100’ of Potash Brook within Queen City Park Zoning District
  • LDR-19-05: Administrative Amendments: Authorize Administrative Officer to approve minor field changes to site plans & allow for a joint administrative approval & zoning permit; minor technical corrections
  • LDR-19-06: Modify table of open space types (Appendix F) and applicability in the City Center Form Based Code District
  • Planning Commission Report on draft amendments, including a brief summary of each and their consistency with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice for August 13, 2019


Input on any of all of these amendments is welcome and encouraged. You can provide feedback by attending the hearing or by reaching out to Cathyann LaRose, City Planner, at clarose@sburl.com or at 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403. We're also happy to answer any questions over the phone or in person; our number is (802) 846-4106