Greensboro was recently awarded a Municipal Planning Grant from the State of Vermont. Since 1988, the program has supported local community revitalization and planning initiatives by granting over $11 million to 232 cities and towns across Vermont to “help breathe new life into communities, plan for future growth and development and improve Vermont’s quality of life.” This year the state awarded grants totaling $478,000 to 45 cities and towns to “support local leaders as they create a vision and build consensus on how to make the places they call home stronger.”
Greensboro will use the grant monies to conduct a comprehensive community assessment, which will be the foundation of the updated Town Plan and, ultimately, will dictate any future updates to the Zoning Bylaw. Working with the Northeastern Vermont Development Association, the Greensboro Planning Commission will create a survey and conduct focus groups and interviews in the assessment process. We will keep you updated as the process gets underway.