Growth and preservation are two goals of community planning – and sometimes they’re at odds. As part of our Vermont in Transition series we’ll explore how Vermont towns are trying to guide development and maintain quality of life.
A lot of new development has gone up on Route 7 in Rutland Town, south of Rutland City. There’s a Bed Bath and Beyond, a larger Hannaford’s, a
Dick’s Sporting Goods and a Taco Bell. Regulation of that development has fallen to the state,
under Act 250, because Rutland Town has no zoning.
As VPR’s Nina Keck reports, planning officials in Rutland Town want to change that.