City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

Department of Planning & Zoning
City Hall, Ā Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-865-7188 Fax: 802-865-7195


Proposed Amendments Before the City Council

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Proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO) that are currently before the City Council are listed below.

Proposed amendments are first considered by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission then votes whether to send the proposed amendment as is, or in revised form, to the City Council. The City Council then votes whether to adopt the Planning Commission's proposed amendment, or a revised form.

Final adopted versions are shown in Recently Adopted Amendments until they are incorporated into the text of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance itself.

ZA-17-17 Retaining Walls: The purpose of this proposed amendment is to add requirements to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance regarding retaining walls which encroach into a required property setback, design review standards for retaining walls, and definitions to distinguish between retaining walls and seawalls.Ā This amendment will be warned for public hearing for adoption at the City Council's March 26, 2018 meeting.