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"Town Plan" - 2016-2024 Williston Comprehensive Plan
Approval and amendment history of the Town Plan, as follows: 
  • August 22, 2017: The Selectboard held a public hearing and adopted the plan. 
  • November 5, 2018: The Selectboard adopted 1) updated language regarding forest fragmentation and archaeological resources to Chapter 13 and 2) the Village Master Plan 
  • September 1, 2020: The Selectboard adopted 2) changes to Chapters 1-13 related to public health and 2) the Energy Plan 
  • January 16, 2024: The Selectboard adopted the Glaser Specific Plan and recognized the open space substantial benefit in Section 13.2 Scenic Views

 

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Table of Contents

     ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1   50 YEARS OF CHANGE
     Authority
     Required Elements
     The Planning Process


2   50+ YEARS OF PLANNING: WILLISTON’S EVOLVING VISION
     An Aging Population
     And More to Come
     Purpose of This Plan
     Organization of This Plan
     Williston’s Vision for the Future

3       LAND USE
          3.1   Taft Corners and Growth Center
          3.2   Rural Williston
          3.3   Industrial Lands
          3.4   Residential Neighborhoods
          3.5   Open Space
          3.6   Williston Village
          3.7   Explore the Creation, Definition, or Modification of other Land Use Areas
 
4       COMMUNITY DESIGN
          4.1   Village Design and Historic Preservation (See Also: Village Master Plan
          4.2   Commercial Design
          4.3   Mixed Use Design
          4.4   Urban Parks
          4.5   Neighborhood Parks
          4.6   Signs and Outdoor Lighting
          4.7   Urban Forestry
          4.8   Williston-in-Bloom
          4.9   Gateways to Williston
 
5       GROWTH MANAGEMENT & HOUSING
          5.1   Residential Growth Management
          5.2   Housing Opportunities


6       TRANSPORTATION
          6.1   Master Transportation Plan
          6.2   Access Management
          6.3   Transportation Improvements:State
          6.4   Transportation Improvements:Town
          6.5   Freight
          6.6   Transportation Funding
          6.7   Regional Transportation Planning

7       ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
         Businesses and Employment 
         Commuting Patterns 
         Educational Attainment 
 
8       PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES
          8.1   Administration
          8.2   Cemeteries
          8.3   Fire and Rescue
          8.4   Law Enforcement
          8.5   Library
          8.6   Sewerage
          8.7   Solid Waste
          8.8   Water
          8.9   Capital Budget
          8.10  Public Works Specifications
 
9       RECREATION AND PARKS
          9.1   Recreation
          9.2   Indoor Recreation
          9.3   Community Parks
          9.4   Country Parks
          9.5   Trails
          9.6   Lake Iroquois Natural Area
 
10      EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE
          10.1   Schools
          10.2   Child Care
          10.3   Higher Education
 
11      ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
          11.1   Renewable Energy
          11.2   Future Utilities Siting
          11.3   Municipal Energy Efficiency and Conservation
          11.4   Energy Conservation and Efficiency Through Land Use
          11.5   Municipal Energy Plan
          11.6   Sustainable Foods Systems
          11.7   Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Composting

12      WATERSHED HEALTH
          12.1  Stormwater Management
          12.2  Stream Restoration
          12.3  Water Quality Monitoring
          12.4  Lake Iroquois
          12.5  Source Water Protection
          12.6  Groundwater
          12.7  Stewardship
          12.8  Flood Resilience

13      NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
          13.1   Conservation Areas
          13.2   Scenic Viewsheds
          13.3   Working Landscapes
          13.4   Cultural Resources

 

14      IMPLEMENTATION: REALIZING WILLISTON’S VISION
          14.1   Bylaws
          14.2   Budgets
          14.3   Costs of Growth
          14.4   Economic Development
          14.5   Maps
          14.6   Coordination
          14.7  Growth Centers
          A Return to the Vision
          Implementation Table

 

MAPS

  1. 2016 Current Land Use
  2. 2011-2016 Future Land Use Plan
  3. 2016-2024 Future Land Use Plan
  4. Growth Center Zoning Districts and Proposed Grid Streets
  5. Suitability for On-Site Sewage Disposal
  6. Williston Village Historic District
    Williston Village Historic District Table
  7. Design Review District
  8. Sewer Service Area
  9. Existing Transportation Network
  10. Proposed Transportation Improvements
  11. Sidewalks and Paths
  12. Public Transportation
  13. Public Facilities
  14. Watershed and Source Protection
  15. Topographic Constraints
  16. LESA Farmland
  17. Existing Parkland and Primitive Trails
  18. Conservation Areas
  19. Visual Assessment
  20. Protected Open Space
  21. Potential Preferred Sites (2020)
    Energy (original 2016 map; superseded by Maps 21-26 below) 
  22. Existing Renewable Energy Generation Sites
  23. State and Local Known Constraints
  24. a) State Possible Constraints
    b) Local Possible Constraints

    c) Forest Blocks Possible Constraints
  25. Potential Solar Energy Resource Areas
  26. Potential Wind Energy Resource Areas

APPENDICES
     Appendix A – Williston Town Comprehensive Plan Update Kickoff Event,May 2015- Summary of Results
     Appendix B – Williston Build-out Analysis
     Appendix C – Williston Community Forestry Plan
     Appendix D – Affordable Housing Task Force Report 
     Appendix E – Energy Consumption and Distribution in Williston
     Appendix F – Village Master Plan  
     Appendix G - Energy Plan

 

 
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