Community Development

Responsibilities

This is the location of a number of key services offered by the City of Burlington including the following:

  • One-stop Permit Center for all land use, construction, and infrastructure permits
  • Public Information on zoning, subdivisions, environmental review, critical areas, and a variety of related topics ranging from new commercial and residential construction to neighborhood questions about fences, garages, and pets
  • Long range planning including updating Burlington's Comprehensive Plans and Capital Improvement Plan
    • Special areas of emphasis include downtown planning and coordination with the Downtown Burlington Association and implementing the Community Connections Plan
  • Burlington's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, base flood elevation information, and coordination of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Rating System program for Burlington

Comprehensive Plan Update

March 27, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m. - Planning Commission public hearing on the comprehensive plan update for consideration, and possible adoption, of the following items:

AGENDA - March 27, 2019
Planning Department Memo (PDF)

1) PUBLIC COMMENTS

Continued Public Hearing (2 of 2). The Planning Commission will consider these comments and will provide direction to Planning Department staff on how to incorporate these comments into the Comprehensive Plan update:

2) NATURAL RESOURCES ELEMENT

Public Hearing. A draft of the Natural Resources Element will be presented to the Planning Commission for discussion and possible adoption. The Natural Resources Element will contain goals and policies to implement the recommendations previously adopted by the Planning Commission on August 6, 2018.

3) PUBLIC FACILITIES and SERVICES ELEMENT

Staff will present an outline of the draft Public Facilities and Services, discuss Growth Management Act requirement and present options for completing the required work.