VT116-Kimball-Tilley Land Use and Transportation Plan
South Burlington and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission are developing a comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan for the vicinity of VT 116, Kimball Avenue, Tilley Drive, Kennedy Drive, and Community Drive in South Burlington, Vermont. This Land Use and Transportation Plan will evaluate existing land uses and potential transportation alternatives to address the long-term, multi‐modal transportation system requirements to accommodate a potentially significant level of development within and adjacent to the Project area. The Plan will also develop a framework for developing a Transportation Improvement District (TID) for all or a portion of the Project area to help share the overall financial burden of public transportation infrastructure improvements.
The primary goal of this Plan is to find the most cost effective transportation solutions to coordinate with and support planned development in the area in a compact, pedestrian‐friendly, and mixed-use manner. The Plan will also provide input to the developers regarding site designs to achieve the most walking, biking, and transit use.
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Public Meeting # 1: February 7, 2017
South Burlington Police Dept., 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington
Public Meeting # 2: August 8, 2017
The Plan will be conducted in two phases:
PHASE 1: Existing Conditions and Transportation Needs Assessment
Phase I of the study collects existing and future land use conditions in the study area and develops a traffic model to evaluate the impacts of the proposed traffic on the network. This phase also identifies environmental and cultural resources in the study area. Phase I includes outreach to adjacent property owners and concludes with a public meeting to present findings. A report will be prepared summarizing issues and potential solutions and a meeting will be held with VTrans to present the results of this study.
PHASE 2: Land Use and Transportation Plan
Phase 2 of this study will develop future land use and transportation options to address the needs identified in Phase I. These alternatives will include a combination of infrastructure elements (e.g. enhanced interstate access, east-west connector between VT 116 and Dorset Street, and internal connectors between Tilley Drive, Old Farm Road, Kennedy Drive, Kimball Avenue, and Community Drive) and transportation demand management measures (e.g. transit supportive infrastructure and increased service, employer-based TDM requirements, etc.). Alternative land use designs will also be evaluated to increase the ability of residents and employees to use transit, bike, or walk.
Continued outreach to adjacent property owners and the public will be undertaken to help define a broad set of objective land-use, environmental, and multi-modal criteria to aid in selecting a preferred alternative. Alternatives developed will be presented to the public for comment and approval at two public meetings. The Final Plan will be presented to the South Burlington City Council for endorsement.