On November 23, 2015, the Vermont Downtown Board approved Pittsfield’s renewal request for Village Designation.  Pittsfield’s Village Center, which epitomizes the compact, cohesive core that the program seeks to benefit, has been part of the program since 2005.  The Village Center Designation program is a non-regulatory state program that provides benefits to communities for the purposes of revitalizing and sustaining villages and downtowns.  Commercial developers can receive tax credits for revitalization projects in these designated areas.  Municipalities receive priority consideration on some state grant programs as well.  TRORC was pleased to assist Pittsfield with their renewal, and as always, we continue to offer our assistance to other communities seeking to enter the program.  For more information on the Village Center Designation program, please contact Loralee Morrow ([email protected]) or Chris Sargent ([email protected]).