Town Plan Update

Town Plan Update 2023-2025

The Town of Bennington is in the process of updating its Town Plan as required by State statute.

Building on Bennington's recent diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives the Planning Commission and Selectboard decided that the updated plan should better integrate values of equity and inclusion across the topics it addresses. The plan update has been divided into two phases, with Phase 1 focused on reaching the broadest number of community members to provide input for the plan. 

The Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC) has been engaged by the town to assist the Planning Commission in doing this work. Initial funding to pay for this work was obtained through a municipal planning grant and additional funding is being sought to cover phase 2, which will focus on drafting the new plan based on community input gathered in phase 1.

Phase 1: Community Engagement
We are excited to share what we learned from YOU during our community outreach earlier this year. A meeting was held by the  Bennington Planning Commission on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6 PM at the Firehouse (130 River Street, Bennington) to present the results of the community outreach.

We are grateful to you for your participation throughout this process and we are excited to share what we learned! As we move into Phase 2 of this Town Plan update, starting this summer, there will be more opportunities for community feedback and engagement. Stay tuned!  

Materials Related to the Town Plan Update
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