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HARTFORD MASTER PLAN
THE LAND USE CHAPTER
The Hartford Planning Commission is proposing a re-adoption/ amendment to the Town’s Municipal Plan, known as the "Hartford Master Plan". The Master Plan was last updated in May, 2012. The proposed update includes amendments to the Land Use Chapter required to gain approval of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission. TRORC had issues regarding the designation of the Quechee Interstate Interchange as a growth center and allowing retail as a primary use in the district. The TRORC also requested additional information to meet the requirements of Section 4382 of the Vermont Planning, Development and Land Use Laws. The proposed changes address these issues and include some updates.
Monday, March 31st - 6:30 PM
Hartford Municipal Building
171 Bridge Street, White River Jct.
Copies of the Draft Master Plan are available at the Hartford Municipal Building in the Dept. of Planning and Development Services, 8-5, M-F, on the town website (www.hartford-vt.org) and at village libraries. For more information, call Matt Osborn at 802-295-3075 or email at email@example.com
To access the Hartford Code/Zoning Regulations and District Zoning Maps on the web, click on the Hartford Code/Zoning Regulations and Hartford Zoning Maps located in the Quick Links side text.
The Town of Hartford is a unique and wonderful place in the great State of Vermont. It is located on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91 as well as US Routes 4 & 5. This is also the site of the confluence of the White and Connecticut Rivers. Hartford is thus a crossroad, the Gateway to Vermont for recreation and commerce alike. With excellent highway, rail, and air services, the Hartford area has long served as a hub for transportation and travel throughout New England, the Northeast, and Canada.
Hartford is in the heart of the beautiful and prosperous "Upper Valley," a region that is home to several renowned educational and medical facilities including the US Veterans Administration Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth College and Medical School, Franklin Pierce College, Granite State College and the Community College of Vermont.
Perhaps more important is the exceptional quality of life enjoyed by area residents. The Upper Valley is comprised of numerous small towns and villages whose residents hold to community-centered, family values, enjoy freedom from crime and violence, and have ready access to excellent schools. They benefit from living in a clean environment with a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, with some of the best skiing in New England only a short drive away.
In keeping with Vermont tradition, Hartford is composed of five distinct, historic villages, with a combined population totaling 10,200. Each village has its own history and unique character. Select from the menu below for brief descriptions of these special places.