Hartford Growth Center

Town of Hartford, VT - 2010
Brandy Saxton assisted the Town of Hartford planning staff with preparation of their successfully 2010 application for state Growth Center designation. The project included detailed build-out analysis of future development potential and projections of future housing and job growth over the 20-year planning period.

Colchester Growth Center

Town of Colchester, VT - 2009
Brandy Saxton, in partnership with Crane Associates, assisted the Town of Colchester in seeking state Growth Center designation for Severance Corners Brandy Saxton was responsible for many components of the application including preparing the required build-out analysis, GIS mapping, and summarizing relevant passages of the town plan and regulations, in addition to editing the narrative and preparing application documents.

West Lakeshore Drive Plan

Town of Colchester, VT - 2008
Brandy Saxton collaborated with Edge Effects Design during 2007-08 on a visioning and redevelopment plan for the West Lakeshore Drive corridor along Lake Champlain’s Malletts Bay. The resulting West Lakeshore Drive Conceptual Development Plan illustrates a potential village-style development pattern for the study area including a proposed bypass and enhanced recreation amenities along the shoreline.

Waitsfield Growth Center

Town of Waitsfield, VT - 2008
Brandy Saxton worked with town staff and officials to prepare a growth center application for Irasville and Waitsfield Village. A build-out analysis of the proposed growth center was completed and growth projections were updated. Submission of the final application was put on hold while the town worked on issues related to providing infrastructure within the proposed growth center.

Vermont Growth Center Manual

VT Department of Housing and Community Affairs - 2006
Brandy Saxton, in partnership with Kathleen Ryan - Landscape Architect, prepared the Vermont Growth Center Planning Manual, along with other materials to assist start-up of the New Town Center and Growth Center programs. The consultant developed the application materials for Growth Center designation, and outlined the structure and criteria for reviewing applications. The manual illustrates best planning and development practices that meet the program’s smart growth goals.

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