Shelburne

The Town of
Shelburne

Shelburne was established in 1763 and is located on beautiful Lake Champlain in Chittenden County, the most populated county in the State of Vermont. It is home to many popular tourist attractions and special events, which draw thousands of visitors each year. The most popular local attractions are the Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum and Vermont Teddy Bear Factory. Other special events include concerts, biathlons, triathlons, fireworks, parades and various year round festivals.

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CURRENT PROJECTS:

southern gateway scoping study

Shelburne’s US Route 7 Southern Gateway, between the intersection of Marsett/Bostwick and Ridgefield Road, is an area of growing economic activity. It is also an area of long-standing and growing use by pedestrians. For many years, certain seasonal employees of Vermont Teddy Bear Company unable to access transit have walked along US 7, which has no sidewalks. More recently, customers of new businesses located along either side of US 7 have begun to cross the highway in a zone with relatively high speed vehicle traffic and no marked crossing. Residents also travel the area on foot. This study will examine pedestrian patterns, identify problems, and propose viable solutions.

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SHELBURNE FORM-BASED CODE

The CCRPC is assisting the Town of Shelburne with form-based zoning. Shelburne is moving forward with implementation of certain recommendations contained in the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) report completed in late 2011 and the Shelburne Road Pilot Project report completed in mid-2012. According to the SDAT report, a form-based code approach, based on a community plan or vision, could serve to produce a better physical environment in the corridor with each incremental development over time.

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COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE OF 2000 SHELBURNE VILLAGE TRANSPORTATION STUDY – INCLUDING SOUTHERN GATEWAY

This project would take the approach of the 2000 transportation study and critically examine topics such as land use, traffic patterns, parking, multimodal linkages, and conflict areas. It would consider technical issues as well as public opinion and recommend conceptual improvements. Shelburne’s southern gateway is an area of growing economic activity and an area of long-standing and growing use by pedestrians. This study would examine pedestrian patterns, identify problems, and propose viable solutions.

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US ROUTE 7 / HARBOR ROAD / FALLS ROAD SCOPING STUDY

The Town of Shelburne obtained transportation planning assistance from the CCRPC to complete a scoping process for alternatives to improve the area around the intersection of US Route 7 / Harbor Road / Falls Road.

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