Nine Towns Apply for Municipal Planning and Bylaw Modernization Grants

A number of Windham region towns worked long and hard to develop and submit applications for Municipal Planning Grants (MPGs) by a November 1 deadline and for Bylaw Modernization Grants (BMGs) by a November 15 deadline. The MPG applicants included:

  • Brattleboro for a Walk/Bike Master Plan to evaluate the pedestrian and bicycle system and create a prioritized action plan;
  • Putney for a Town Plan update including an Enhanced Energy Plan, mapping and evaluation of Act 171 forest blocks and habitat connectors, and agricultural uses and their supporting lands;
  • Rockingham for identifying three alternatives for 37 Main Street and producing a street plan for the west end of the Designated Village Center in Saxtons River;
  • Vernon for creating an Outdoor Recreation Master Plan to assess and prioritize how to innovatively use current recreation assets, develop underutilized assets and identify potential areas to create new diverse recreation opportunities;
  • Westminster for a Town Plan update addressing climate resiliency, Act 171 forest blocks and habitat connectors, and agricultural sustainability;
  • Weston for an update of zoning bylaws to keep up with the changing real estate market, to promote affordable housing and environmental protection, and to make the bylaws more user friendly; and
  • Whitingham for continued services of a project manager to oversee all management an administration aspects of numerous flood resiliency projects in Jacksonville.

Two towns, Rockingham and Wilmington, applied for BMGs to update zoning bylaws specifically to facilitate creation of affordable housing. The WRC provided significant assistance to most of the towns with developing and submitting their applications.

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Last Updated: 10 February 2022
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