The Town of
Colchester is located along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, the crown jewel of the northeastern United States. More than 118 miles long, Lake Champlain is a natural treasure that is full of history as well as opportunities for today’s adventurers. Colchester boasts 27 miles of Lake Champlain shoreline; the lake is the focal point for the community. At the heart of this lake access is Malletts Bay, Vermont’s Hidden Treasure, the most picturesque formation of the Lake Champlain Basin. It provides outdoor enthusiasts with year-round recreation opportunities. A natural harbor that is larger than most lakes in Vermont, Malletts Bay provides visitors with stunning views, wildlife habitat and great fishing. Colchester offers a unique combination of suburban and rural living. Lovely residential neighborhoods mingle with prime agricultural properties, with essential services and amenities scattered throughout the town.
Malletts bay initiative stormwater & transportation project
The Malletts Bay Initiative Stormwater & Transportation Project is being advanced by the Town of Colchester with assistance from the CCRPC. It will include the development of a comprehensive stormwater management system for Malletts Bay and its upland watersheds, along with scoping studies for pedestrian/bike improvements on West Lakeshore Drive between Prim Road and Blakely Road and capacity improvements at the signalized intersection of East/West Lakeshore Drive and Blakely Road. This project will enhance the surrounding area by identifying mobility and safety enhancements for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, while at the same time addressing the stormwater pollutant loading from the project area and surrounding watersheds.
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COLCHESTER/ESSEX NETWORK TRANSPORTATION STUDY (CENTS)
The Colchester-Essex Network Transportation Study was undertaken to evaluate the impact of partial Circ construction (segments C-F from VT117 to VT2A) on east-west travel along VT2A and Severance Road/Kellogg Road in Colchester and Essex and the impact of not constructing the remaining Circ segment. The study evaluated the VT2A, Severance/Kellogg Road and Susie Wilson Road corridors.
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EXIT 17 SCOPING STUDY
The Exit 17 Scoping Study was initiated in the spring of 2013 through its inclusion in the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s (CCRPC) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The focus of this scoping study was to develop and evaluate build alternatives for relieving congestion, increasing safety, and improving bicycle conditions at the I-89 Exit 17 interchange and adjacent intersection of US 2 and US 7—locally known as Chimney Corners—near the Colchester/Milton town line in Chittenden County, Vermont.
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- Blakely Road / Laker Lane Scoping Study »
- Vermont Route 15 Bicycle & Pedestrian Scoping Report »
- VT 15 Corridor Study »
- West Lakeshore Drive Shared Use Path Scoping Study »
- Estimating Tourism Expenditures for the Burlington Waterfront Path and the Island Line Trail »
- All of our past Colchester planning studies can be found here »
Municipal Plan Review:
- Resolution approving municipal plan, confirming the planning process and granting a determination of energy compliance (CCRPC Board, 2019) »
- Review of the municipal plan (CCRPC Planning Advisory Committee, 2019) »