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Public Hearings

Proposed Amendments to the South Burlington Land Development Regulations
Public Hearing Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00 pm

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM to consider amendments to the Land Development Regulations. The amendments affect all parts of the City unless otherwise specified below. The hearing will be held in person and remotely via Zoom. Participation options:

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the following:

  • LDR-24-01 EV Charging. Require parking spaces required to be electric vehicle-capable under the 2024 Vermont Commercial Building Standards and 2024 Residential Building Energy Standards to be electric vehicle-Ready as defined therein and apply to all such buildings regardless of size; limit Level 3 charging substitutions (Sections 2.02, 3.18)
  • LDR-24-02 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Transportation Level of Service (LOS). Update transportation LOS standards and review thresholds in two geographic tiers; establish TDM standards for medium and large development projects; eliminate Traffic Overlay District (Sections 3.01, 10.01, 13.01, 13.18, 15.A.14, Appendix B, Overlay Districts Map 2)
  • LDR-24-03 Low-Scale Residential Infill and Thriving Communities. Replaces Residential 1, Residential 1 with Planned Unit Development, Residential 1 Lakeshore, Residential 2, Residential 4, Lakeshore Neighborhood, Southeast Quadrant-Neighborhood Residential, Southeast Quadrant-Neighborhood Residential Transition, Southeast Quadrant-Neighborhood Residential North, Southeast Quadrant-Village Residential, and Southeast Quadrant-Village Commercial zoning districts with new Low-Scale Neighborhood District. Establish allowed low-scale building types; set minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards by building type; eliminates density as an independent standard. Modify lot frontage, existing small lot, and accessory structure standards. Exclude 3-4 unit residential buildings from site plan review. Allow multiple principal buildings on a lot if lot standards per building are met. Allows neighborhood-scale commercial uses along collector and arterial roads (Sections 3.01, 3.03, 3.05, 3.06, 3.09, 3.10, 3.15, 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.07, 14.03, 14.11, Article 9, Appendix C, Zoning Districts Map)
  • LDR-24-04 Medium-Scale Residential Infill and Thriving Communities. Replace Residential 7, Residential 7 with Neighborhood Commercial, and Residential 12 with new Medium-Scale Neighborhood District. Establish allowed low- and medium-scale building types; establishes minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards by building type; eliminate density as an independent standard. Modifies lot frontage, existing small lot, and accessory structure standards. Allow multiple principal buildings on a lot if lot standards per building are met. Remove height waiver allowances; replace with Inclusionary Zoning / TDR allowances to maximum. Allow neighborhood-scale commercial uses along collector and arterial roads (Sections 3.01, 3.05, 3.09, 3.10, 3.15, 4.04, 4.05, 06, Appendix C, Zoning Districts Map)
  • LDR-24-05 Higher-Scale Mixed Use area. Replaces Commercial 1-Residential 12, Commercial 1-Residential 15, Allen Road, and Swift Street districts with new Higher-Scale Mixed Use District. Update Commercial 1 – Auto, Commercial 1- AIR, Commerical 1-Limited Retail districts to have residential building types and dimensional standards match Higher-Scale Mixed Use District. Establish allowed medium- and higher-scale building types; establishes minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards for medium-scale building types; remove minimum lot sizes for large residential building types; eliminates density as an independent standard. Remove height waiver allowances; replace with Inclusionary Zoning / TDR allowances to maximum and compatibility standards for bordering Low-Scale Neighborhood District. Allow multiple principal buildings on a lot if lot standards per building are met. (Section 3.01, 3.07, Article 5, Article 6, Section 19.03, Zoning District Map)
  • LDR- 24-06 Reorganizes Subdivision, Master Plan, and PUD Standards. Streamline and clarify processes, phasing, and applicable standards of review. Grant authority to Administrative Officer for approval of minor subdivisions. Consolidate context analysis, alternative compliance, and modification and waiver review into Subdivision standards. (Articles 15.A, 15.B, 15.C)
  • LDR-24-07 Consolidate similar commercial uses, consolidate Airport and Airport-Industrial Zoning Districts, and general update to Table of Uses. (Section 2.02, 3.01, 6.01, 6.02, Appendix C, Zoning Districts Map)
  • LDR-24-08 Conservation Land Use Updates and Transferable Development Rights. Includes the following related subjects: (a) Remove Conservation Planned Unit Development (PUD) tool and adjust boundaries of Southeast Quadrant Zoning Districts to include additional land in Natural Resources Protection Zoning (NRP) District in instances of contiguous NRP land; (b) Define location of development area on lots with more than 70% Habitat Block / Habitat Connector coverage and Hazards; (c) Update the Transferable Development Rights program to have “receiving” areas be allowed within all higher-scale mixed use and commercial/industrial zoning districts and removed from the Southeast Quadrant District, and define density increases for building height, lot coverage, and building coverage; (d) Change the zoning district for City-owned properties purchased or offered to the City for park spaces to the Park District, adjust the boundaries of the Natural Resources Protection (NRP) district to reflect actual conservation / development restrictions and areas outside the water and sewer service areas. (Sections 3.01, 12.04, 12.05, Article 19, Zoning Districts Map, Habitat Block & Habitat Connector Overlay District Map)
  • LDR-24-09 Inclusionary Zoning Updates. Rework inclusionary zoning standards for compatibility and alignment with statutory incentive thresholds. Set requirements for inclusion of permanently-affordable homes for projects of ten (10) or more dwelling units, incorporate density and height bonuses granted for state-defined Affordable Housing Developments, and provide incentives for mandatory inclusionary units. Coordinate maximums of building height, building coverage, and lot coverage with those in the TDR program (LDR-24-08). Updates reporting requirements. (Sections 2.02, 18.01, 19.03, Appendix C)
  • LDR-24-10 Minor and Technical Amendments. Includes the following:
    • Updates to definitions (Section 2.20)
    • Removes redundant Satellite Dish standard (Section 3.06)
    • Updates to Accessory Dwelling Unit Standards to align with Statutes (Sections 3.11, 14.11)
    • Updates to non-conformities to match other amendments (Section 3.15)
    • Clarification to Institutional & Agricultural District Purpose and Standards (Section 7.01)
    • Rename Southeast Quadrant-Natural Resource Protection District to “Natural Resource Protection District” and update allowed housing to comply with Statutes (Sections 9.01, 9.12)
    • Update parking standards to comply with Statutes and provide waiver authority to DRB for multi-family housing (Section 13.02)
    • Update Fence heigh standards resulting from zoning district consolidation (Section 13.11)
    • Updates / consolidates alternative compliance and waiver authority for site plan review to align with subdivision authority (Section 14.04)
    • Update notice & procedures (Section 17.08)
    • Update terminology to refer to City Plan and for gender neutrality (throughout)
    • Relocates standards to different parts of LDRs for clarity (throughout)

Note: principal sections / articles affected or modified by each amendment are listed above; however, amendments are located throughout the regulations. A complete table of contents of the proposed articles is as follows:

1 Purpose and Title; 2 Definitions; 3 General Provisions; 4 Residential Districts; 5 Commercial Districts; 6 Industrial and Airport Districts; 7 Other Districts; 8 City Center Form Based Codes District; 9 Natural Resource Protection District; 10 Selected Overlay Districts; 11.A Street Types; 11.B Civic Space Types 11.C Building Types; 12 Environmental Protection Standards; 13 Supplemental Regulations; 14 Site Plan & Conditional Use Review; 15.A Subdivisions; 15.B Master Plans; 15.C Planned Unit Developments; 16 Construction and Erosion Control Standards; 17 Administration and Enforcement; 18 Housing Standards; 19 Transferable Development Rights; Appendices; Maps

Copies of the proposed amendments are available for inspection at the Department of Planning & Zoning, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 180 Market Street, and on the city website at www.sbvt.gov.

Jessica Louisos, Planning Commission Chair
July 3, 2024

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Adoption of Proposed Amendments to South Burlington Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems Ordinance
Public Hearing Monday, August 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, August 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will hold a public hearing and second reading on possible adoption of updates to the City of South Burlington Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems Ordinance. The hearing will be held in person and remotely via GoToMeeting. Participation options:

Following the public hearing and second reading, the City Council may take action on final passage of the updates to the Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems Ordinance. The updates to the Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems Ordinance contain the following components: 1) Updates to modernize definitions, language and formatting; 2) Updates to technical standards, including requirements for pump stations; 3) Defining a sewer service area within the city, establishing boundaries where connections to the municipal sewer system are allowed, required or prohibited; 4) Updates to sewer allocation fees and the fee structure, including the addition of a base rate to the fee schedule; 5) Updates to the stormwater fee calculation to align with Act 24 Chapter 101; 6) Separating the sanitary sewer and stormwater ordinance into two separate articles; 7) Removing the Credit Manual for Stormwater Fees from the code and establishing it as a resolution; and 8) Updates to the City Center Service Area, including a map that aligns with the New Town Center designation.

The proposed updates to the Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems Ordinance are available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 180 Market Street, and on the City website at www.southburlingtonvt.gov.

Tim Barritt, City Council Chair
July 15, 2024

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Adoption of Proposed Amendments to South Burlington Water System Ordinance
Public Hearing Monday, August 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, August 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will hold a public hearing and fourth reading on possible adoption of updates to the City of South Burlington Water System Ordinance. The hearing will be held in person and remotely via GoToMeeting. Participation options:

Following the public reading and hearing, the City Council may take action on final passage of the updates to the Water System Ordinance. The updates to the Water System Ordinance contain the following components: 1) Updates to modernize definitions, language and formatting; 2) Updates to technical standards, including requirements for remote meter reading and restrictions on booster pumps; 3) Defining a water service area within the city, establishing boundaries where connections to the municipal water system are allowed, required or prohibited; 4) Updates to water allocation fees and the fee structure, including the addition of a base rate to the fee schedule; and 5) Updates to the City Center Service Area, including a map that aligns with the New Town Center designation. 6) Updates to remove a reference to sewer billing.

The proposed updates to the Water System Ordinance are available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 180 Market Street, and on the City website at www.southburlingtonvt.gov.

Tim Barritt, City Council Chair
July 15, 2024

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