RFQ Bylaw Modernization Planning Services


Planning Services to Modernize Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws

July 1, 2022 (Reposted August 19, 2022)

The Town of Waitsfield (“Town”) seeks a qualified consultant(s) to assist its Planning Commission and Planning and Zoning Administrator in drafting amendments to the Town’s zoning and subdivision regulations to promote housing and walkable development in and adjacent to the Town’s villages.  The objective of this project is to identify and remove unnecessary or outdated regulations that restrict such development and propose new, context-sensitive regulations that better enable the Town to meet local housing needs and sustain vibrant village centers.  The project will build on a feasibility study of wastewater and water supply services currently underway and draw from a recently completed village wetlands evaluation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s Enabling Better Places: A Zoning Guide for Vermont Neighborhoods (2020). 

There is $27,500 available for this project from a Vermont Bylaw Modernization Grant administered by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. All work covered by this funding must be completed by January 31, 2024. The project is expected to start in September and run through the fall of 2023 leaving sufficient time for the public hearing process. 

The complete Request for Qualifications can be found here: http://www.waitsfieldvt.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Waitsfield-RFQ-Final-with-extended-deadline.docx.pdf  or by contacting the Waitsfield Planning & Zoning Administrator at [email protected].  A SOQ in pdf format must be submitted via email by 12 noon Friday September 23, 2022 to [email protected]