City Planning

Joint Committee Process & Feedback Opportunities

Burlington City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss recommendations from the Committee during its meeting on February 26th before it considers adopting the Neighborhood Code. The proposed BTV Neighborhood Code was presented to the Burlington City Council on January 29th, following a four-month review process by a Joint Committee of the Planning Commission and the City Council’s Ordinance Committee. 
Want to learn more about the Neighborhood Code? More information about the proposed amendment is available online, including a video series outlining the proposal.


The BTV Neighborhood Code, which is one of our 2021 Housing Action Plan goals, is all about how we build on the strength of the city's neighborhoods, evaluate the zoning tools that regulate new homes in these areas today, and identify opportunities for new neighborhood-scale housing citywide. Keep reading for more information about upcoming public engagement events.

About the Joint Committee Process

The Neighborhood Code has been reviewed through a Joint Committee process between the city’s Planning Commission and City Council Ordinance Committee. These Joint Committee meetings are open to the public both online and in person and will include opportunities to give feedback at each of the following meetings. To access the each meeting's agenda, presentation materials, or recording, click "View on CivicClerk" below:

Joint Committee meetings may be attended in person at City Hall, or remotely via Zoom. 

Committee meetings are open to the public with both hybrid and in-person attendance options and include opportunities to submit comments during Public Forum. To submit comments or feedback to the Committee, please email Office of City Planning staff, members of the Planning Commission, or members of the City Council Ordinance Committee. You can sign up for email updates or submit comments and questions to staff using this online form. You can also click here for more information about the public engagement opportunities that have taken place over the last year.

Questions or Comments about the Neighborhood Code?

To submit comments or feedback to the Committee, please email Office of City Planning staff, members of the Planning Commission, or members of the City Council Ordinance Committee. You can sign up for email updates or submit comments and questions to staff using the online form below:

Click Here to Submit Questions or Comments

BTV Neighborhood Code

More information about the BTV Neighborhood Code's purpose and next steps.

Neighborhood Code Proposed Changes

Learn more about the proposed residential zoning standards & where those changes should apply.

More Information about the Neighborhood Code

Watch the video series about the proposal and read in-depth responses to frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about this project? Contact, Sarah Morgan at
BTV Neighborhood Code is supported by a Bylaw Modernization Grant from the VT Dept of Housing & Community Development, and in collaboration with and in-kind support from AARP-Vermont's Livable Communities program.