2020 Draft TRORC Regional Plan

For the latest changes to the June 2019 draft, refer to the September 25, 2019 and October 30, 2019 memos.  Questions or comments may be emailed to [email protected] or by phone at 802-457-3188. 

July 1, 2020 Public Hearing

October 30, 2019 Public Hearing

September 25, 2019 Public Hearing

July 10 and July 11 Regional Plan Public Hearings

June 6, 2019 Draft Regional Plan Mailing 

2019 Draft Regional Plan Maps (optimized for “11X17” printing)

What is the TRORC Regional Plan?

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Plan is a policy statement on appropriate development, improvement and conservation of the Region’s physical and human resources, consistent with the elements and goals of V.S.A. Title 24, Chapter 117. Its purpose is to give guidance to TRORC itself, as well as developers, non-profits, municipalities and other political subdivisions in the Region, and the State of Vermont.

This Plan is an expression of values and a vision for growth and management for the next eight years. It is not a static or inflexible document. TRORC, with the involvement and participation of the public, has and will continue to periodically review and update this Plan to reflect new conditions and needs. The Regional Plan was adopted July 26, 2017 and became effective August 31, 2017. The 2017 Regional Plan revisions updated the chapters on History and Development, Energy, Implementation, Agriculture and Forestry, with an added chapter on Healthy Communities. 

Adoption of the Plan does not change the structure or role of local or State government. The Plan has no regulatory authority of its own, but it is used by the District Environmental Commission in Act 250 development review and by the Public Utility Commission in Section 248 reviews of energy projects, as well as by us during regional review of town plans, upon request of a municipality. The Plan strengthens local planning by providing detailed information on growth and its impacts; facilitates cooperation among local governments on issues that transcend town boundaries such as flooding, energy, and transportation; and provides a regional voice on State and federal initiatives. Adoption of the Plan commits TRORC’s staff and program resources to achieving its goals and documents the support of the Region’s towns for the principles contained within its chapters.

Land Use Area Designation Procedure

Download 2017 Adopted Regional Plan

The Regional Plan and associated maps are available for download below.  Please be aware that the files are large and can take a long time to download over a slow connection.  The whole Regional Plan file is 53.5 MB, individual chapters are 16 MB or smaller, and most of the maps are 5 MB or smaller.

Regional Plan Maps (optimized for “11X17” printing)

Map Viewer of Regional Future Land Use areas
Focused maps of the Regional Plan’s Future Land Use areas for towns, villages, and hamlet settlements are available under each Member Towns page.

Ordering Information

If you would like to order a hard copy of the plan (which includes the Regional Transportation Plan), or a USB Drive with the files below, please call us at 802-457-3188. Prices include postage.

* Hard Copy $100.00
* USB Drive $5