Burlington's “Municipal Development Plan” presents a vision for land use and development over the next ten to twenty year period. This Plan is prepared every 5 years in accordance with state statute and has standing in statewide regulatory proceedings including Act 250. All City plans and programs which effect land use and development, including the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Impact Fees and Capital Improvement Plan, must be in conformance with the policies and directives found in the Municipal Development Plan.
A community’s Municipal Development Plan, or “Master Plan,” must be both visionary and strategic. The Master Plan outlines goals and objectives for the future and is the principal guide directing land use policy and decision-making. It defines the policies, programs and specific actions necessary to attain these objectives, prepares the city for growth, and provides a reliable basis for public and private investment.
Burlington's Municipal Development Plan is regularly kept up-to-date by incorporating new area or topic-specific plans. Proposed amendments currently under review are:
2011 Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
Re-Adopted by the Burlington City Council on 28 March 2011.
For a complete copy click here, otherwise individual chapters are available below:
Introduction, and Demographic Profile Our Community Vision: A "Sustainable" Burlington
Implementation Plan Relationship to Other Plans Glossary of Terms References and Resources List of Maps Note: The below maps are mostly 9 x 14 inches page size, and appear at the end of the Plan document, unless otherwise indicated. Several smaller maps are incorporated into the relevant sections of the Plan as necessary. Current Land Use (0.3 mb) Zoning Districts 1996 (29 x 42 inches; 0.9 mb) Future Land Use - Land Use Plan pg I-29 (1.5 mb) Natural Features (0.3 mb) Significant Natural Areas and Open Space - Natural Environment pg II-11 (0.7 mb) Transportation (0.3 mb) Transportation System - Transportation System Plan pg V-25 (0.3 mb) Bike Routes - Transportation System Plan pg V-24 (0.3 mb) Community Facilities and Utilities (0.2 mb) Schools and Elementary School Districts - Education Plan pg X-4 (0.3 mb) Cultural Features (0.3 mb) Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (0.3 mb)