Bylaw Modernization

The Newport Planning Commission is working on a comprehensive revision to the city’s Zoning and Subdivisions Bylaw, including a complete replacement of the zoning map and districts and replacement of the form-based code. The changes being considered would affect all property in the city. This holistic review and revision to the regulations is needed to implement the policies of the Newport City Plan, align the city’s regulations with recent changes to state statute and improve the city’s ability to efficiently administer its regulations.

The Newport Planning Commission is hosting a Community Meeting to present the draft zoning map and districts and invite public comments on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gateway Center (refreshments will be served).

Online Map

You can use the online map to find your property or other area in Newport that you are interested in (working draft last updated 1 May 2023). The link will show you two maps side-by-side. The currently adopted zoning map is on the left and the proposed zoning map is on the right. The zoning districts are shown if different colors.

You can enter an address in the search box (upper right) or just pan and zoom to find a specific location. If you click on a location, a box will pop up and tell you what the existing and proposed zoning districts are for that location.

Once you know the proposed zoning district(s) you are interested in learning more about, you can download the handouts for those districts (sidebar left or bottom of this page). You can also download a copy of the proposed zoning district regulations and maps.

Ask a Question or Make a Comment

You can ask questions or make comments about the proposed regulations via this form.

Project Funding

This project is funded through a Bylaw Modernization Grant awarded to the City of Newport from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development.