Land Development Regulation & Official Map Draft Amendments

The Planning Commission and City Council are in the process of reviewing several proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations. See the chart below for the status of each.
For More Information about the Draft Environmental Protection Standards [LDR-20-01] visit the project website

  LDR #  Description   Status For Council Hearing (Approved by PC) 
For Planning Commission Hearing  Summary Report   
OM-21-01 & 21-02 Proposed changes to the Official Map to: Replace planned  roadway connecting Swift Street Extension to Hinesburg Road with a planned 20’ wide right-of-way and extending the planned multi-use path to connect to Hinesburg Road at two (2) locations, and Remove planned roadway connecting IDX Drive and Sebring Road to Overlook Drive / Deerfield Drive. PC Public Hearing Notice for July 13, 2021   Draft Official Map For PC Public Hearing Report on proposed changes  
LDR-20-01 Proposed overhaul of Environmental Protection Standards, including Floodplains, River Corridors, Wetlands, Habitat Blocks, Habitat Connectors, and Steep Slopes PC Hearing May 20, 2021   Draft For PC Public Hearing Report  
LDR-17-13A Allow for increase in maximum lot coverage on properties with land in the Urban Design Overlay District via installation of an on-site civic space Adopted 12/7/2020        
LDR-17-13B Allow for increase in maximum lot coverage on properties with land in the Urban Design Overlay District via use of Transferable Development Rights from designated Sending Areas Adopted 12/7/2020        
LDR-19-06 Modify Table of Open Space Types (Appendix F) and Applicability in the City Center Form Based Code District Adopted 12/7/2020        
LDR-20-18A Eliminate requirement for submission of paper copies of applications under the Land Development Regulations Adopted 12/7/20        
LDR-19-14 Expand allowances for Cultural Facilities, Indoor Theaters, Artist Production Studios, and Community Centers within C1-R15, C1-R12, and C1-Auto Zoning Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08        
 LDR-19-13B  LDR-19-13B: Modify Affordable Housing Density Bonus standards as follows: (1) reduce applicable area to only those areas not subject to proposed Inclusionary Zoning standards [LDR-19-13A], and; (2) adjust requirements for income eligibility and continued affordability for all remaining parts of the City. Adopted 2020-07-06        
 LDR-19-13A   Modify existing Inclusionary Zoning requirements and extend applicability to include all lands that underline the Transit Overlay District, all lands within the City Center Form Based Code District, and all lands in the vicinity of Hinesburg Road and Old Farm Road that are north of I-89 and are outside the Transit Overlay District. Adopted 2020-07-06        
 LDR-19-12   Modify Upper Story Glazing Standards in FBC T4 and T5 Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08        
 LDR-19-11   Reduce size of reserved width for future buildings in FBC T4 and T5 Districts  Adopted 2019-11-08        
 LDR-19-10   Allow greater proportion of Landscaping Budget to be used off-site and to be used for hardscapes in FBC district  Adopted 2019-11-08        
  LDR-19-09   Modify City Center Open Space locational criteria and options  Adopted 2019-11-08         
 LDR-19-08  Reduce first story minimum window heights and establish privacy standards in FBC T4 District  Adopted 2019-11-08        
 LDR-19-07  Modify landscaping requirements for parking areas with solar canopies citywide  Under review by Planning Commission        
 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  Adopted  2019-09-16         
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 Adopted  2019-09-16         
LDR-19-03  Establish Citywide River Corridor Overlay District and make minor modifications to the Flood Plain Overlay District 
Adopted  2019-09-16 
 LDR-19-02  Amend transfer of development rights requirements to be consistent with enabling statutes Adopted  2019-09-16        
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 Adopted 2019-10-07        

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 Paul Conner, Director of Planning & Zoning at 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