Welcome to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

The mission of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission is to assist member municipalities in providing effective local government and to work cooperatively with them to address regional issues.

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CVRPC Services

List of services provided by CVRPC

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Regional Plan

CVRPC’s Regional Plan with the latest amendments was adopted on July 17, 2018.

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LEPC #5 is a regional body that has statutory foundations in hazardous materials planning but plans around all hazards.

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Minutes, Agendas & Staff Reports

Commission and Committee meeting minutes, agendas, and staff reports are available for viewing.

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Calendar of Events

CVRPC has a calendar of events that is kept updated with date, time, location and additional event information

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CVRPC publishes weekly news updates as well as a quarterly newsletter that includes articles on location and regional planning information of importance.

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CVRPC employees are working remotely and the office is closed to visitors. Please call or email and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.


COVID Outreach Information

Link to multiple resources related to COVID-19

Washington County COVID-19 Recovery Forum: Response and Recovery to Renewal

On September 10th from 6:30-8:30pm, the Local Solutions and Community Action Team established by Governor Phil Scott invites you to join a virtual COVID-19 recovery discussion to connect with others in Washington County to:

  • Share challenges and ideas for community recovery and resilience as we look ahead to the coming fall/winter months
  • Connect to others working to build long-term community and economic resilience
  • Meet with a “visiting team” of state, federal, business, and non-profit leaders who will share recovery strategies from across the state and ideas for resources and support

To Register Visit: www.vtrural.org/recovery/washington 


6:30pm – Opening Session

6:40pm – Breakouts

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Community Unity & Health
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Rethinking Employment & Supporting Business Recovery

8:10pm – Closing Session

All ARE WELCOME. Coming together to discuss recovery strategies and build ongoing resilience is vital and your voice is critical. Registration is required: www.vtrural.org/recovery/washington Once you are registered, you will receive instructions to join via computer, mobile device, or phone. 

For assistance with registration contact info@vtrural.org or 802-223-6091. 

Recovery Visits  are hosted by the Local Support and Community Action Team of the Governor’s Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force, in partnership with the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, and produced by the Vermont Council on Rural Development

Notice of Public Hearings

 The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission will hold two public hearings as required under 24 VSA Section §4348 to consider amendments to the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan, Amended 2018.

The first public hearing on the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan, 2020 Draft Amendment shall take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:35 pm and the second public hearing shall take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:50 pm. Both hearings shall be held virtually via GoToMeeting to join from your computer, tablet or smartphone visit:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/552444045 Dial in via phone: (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 552-444-045. Please download the app at least 5 minutes prior to the meeting start: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/552444045

The hearings will be held to consider public comments on the proposed amendments to the 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan, 2020 Draft Amendment.  The amendments will result in the removal the Housing Distribution Plan from the Housing Chapter and a technical correction to the Future Land Use Map by modifying the Regional Center boundary around the City of Montpelier.

The 2016 Central Vermont Regional Plan, 2020 Draft Amendment can be reviewed https://centralvtplanning.org. To request a paper copy of the plan please contacting Clare Rock, Senior Planner at rock@cvregion.com.

Notice of Public Hearing – Municipal Plan Review

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission will hold an electronic public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 beginning at 4:30 pm via GoToMeeting software. This hearing can be joined by computer at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/143259637 or by phone at +1 (786) 535-3211, access code: 143-259-637.

The purpose of this hearing is to consider approval of the Northfield Town Plan 2020-2028, as adopted by the Selectboard on August 11, 2020; to confirm the Town of Northfield’s planning process under 24 VSA Section §4350; and to review and consider the plan for an affirmative determination of energy compliance under 24 V.S.A §4352.

Copies of the Plan can be reviewed online, at the Northfield Municipal Building, or at the offices of Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier, during normal business hours. Phone: 802-229-0389.

Transportation Resilience in the Steven’s Branch

CVRPC, in cooperation with communities in the Steven’s Branch watershed, has been awarded a grant to add the watershed to the Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool.

The Tool is a web-based application that identifies bridges, culverts, and road embankments that are vulnerable to damage from flood inundation, erosion, and deposition. It estimates risk based on the vulnerability and criticality of roadway segments and identifies potential mitigation measures based on the factors driving the vulnerability. The Tool combines river science, hydraulics, and transportation planning methods.

This Tool will assist communities to be proactive in how they approach infrastructure improvement projects and flood damage resilience.

Download our planning tool

CVRPC is a member of the Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies (VAPDA).

Read the 2019 VAPDA brochure