Thank you to those who have participated in the ETC|NEXT Town Center Master Plan update!
ETC|NEXT was the Town of Essex’s process to re-imagine Essex Town Center, updating the 1991 Master Plan.
The ETC|NEXT project included a substantial effort to engage the Essex Community, including a Focus Group Workshop, two Community Surveys, a Community Workshop and coordination by a community-based Steering Committee. With the ongoing input from the community, staff and consultants have completed the ETC|NEXT Master Plan: a vision for a future Essex Town Center that is better connected and more cohesive.
The ETC|NEXT plan was reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission on November 12, 2020 and the Selectboard on March 13, 2021, giving the green light to implement the vision. Next steps will involve changes to zoning ordinances and construction standards, planning for capital investments in infrastructure and cultivating the individual identities of the neighborhoods that comprise the ETC.
Questions or Comments?
Please look out for future discussions on zoning changes and attend upcoming Planning Commission meetings (find agendas here) to learn more and provide your input. If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can submit comments and questions in writing to Town Planner Darren Schibler, or call the Community Development Office at (802) 878-1343.