The Burlington Municipal Plan pasted and highlighted below is not consistent with the proposed zoning amendment. If we are a city governed by laws rather than special deals, the proposed amendment must be rejected as beyond your authority to approve.Sincerely,Caryn Long
This Plan envisions Burlington as a city where… …Burlington’s built environment reflects a legacy of
a rich architectural heritage,moderately scaled buildings, and high quality urban design. The
unique design characteristics of each neighborhood have been retained, while new construction
and public investment respect the city’s historic character and demonstrate high quality architecture
while effectively meeting the demand for continued growth. In higher density areas, buildings are
closer to the street,with parking underneath or in a nearby structure. All buildings and public
facilities are welcoming to people with disabilities. Both new construction and renovations to
older buildings illustrate a commitment to sustainable development practices with the use of
green building materials and energy efficient design. The streetscape is clean, well maintained
lighting has been eliminated.Important view corridors and scenic vistas have been retained,and lined with shade trees. Overhead utilities have been relocated underground, and excessive street
and developed areas are complimented (sic) by open spaces, parks, and natural areas.
Burlington’s natural setting.CITY POLICIES THE CITY OF BURLINGTON WILL...• Protect its scenic views and view corridors, and encourage development that compliments
• Retain its moderate scale and urban form in its most densely developed areas, while creating
opportunities for increased densities.• Conserve the existing elements and design characteristics of its neighborhoods, and maintain
• Retain and enhance Burlington’s historic buildings and architectural features.neighborhood proportions of scale and mass.
• Encourage new land uses and housing designs that serve changing demographics and benefit from new
• Protect, maintain and enhance the City’s urban forest. Built Environment Pagetechnologies where appropriate.• Enhance the City’s gateways and streetscapes.