Rutland City

Bylaw Modernization

The Rutland Planning Commission has been working to revise the city’s Zoning Bylaws. The work has focused on two important issues for the city:

  • the character and vitality of the gateways and downtown
  • the availability and quality of housing and livablity of neighborhoods

This project seeks to implement the policies of the city’s Master Plan, align the bylaws with recent changes to state statute, and position the community to take full advantage of state programs and funding to support future revitalization and housing projects.

Join the Rutland Planning Commission as we walk and talk about our city’s neighborhoods, housing needs and proposed zoning changes. Topic for discussion include:

  • How did the neighborhood originally develop? How has it evolved?
  • What types and densities of housing are found in the neighborhood?
  • What do residents like about the neighborhood? What would residents like improved about the neighborhood?
  • How will the neighborhood be affected by changes in state law related housing? What zoning changes are being considered for the neighborhood?

Walks are scheduled for:


Wednesday, September 6, 6 p.m.
Meeting at the Vermont Achievement Center at 88 Park Street
Route includes Granger St, Gibson Ave, Forest St, Griswold Ave and Hickory St


Monday, September 11, 6 p.m.
Meeting at the Northeast Elementary School at 117 Temple St
Route includes Temple St, Tremont St, Templewood Ct, Belmont Ave Ext, Park Ct, Jefferson St & Thrall Ave


Tuesday, September 12, 6 p.m.
Meeting at the Allen Street School at 101 Allen St
Route includes Allen St, Mahoney Ave, Regency Mnr, Haywood Ave & Mussey St


Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.
Meeting at the Intermediate School at 65 Library Ave
Route includes Library Ave, Church St, Roberts Ave, Lincoln Ave & Williams St


Saturday, September 16, 1 p.m.
Meeting at the Giorgetti Athletic Complex at 2 Oak St Ext
Route includes Oak St Ext, Preville Ave, Crescent St, Baxter St, Park Ave, Pine St, Library Ave Harrison Ave & Cleveland Ave

We anticipate walking for about an hour and then convening for a 30-minute wrap-up discussion at the starting venue. Wear suitable walking shoes and please be aware that some portions of the walk may be along streets without sidewalks. You are welcome to join for the entire walk, a portion of the walk or just the wrap-up meeting. In the event of heavy rain, we will simply hold the entire meeting indoors at the starting venue.


Ask a Question or Make a Comment

You can ask questions or make comments about the bylaw modernization project via this form.

Project Funding

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