Publications

We create and have access to a wide variety of historic and current studies, statistics, and plans on issues that affect our Region.  Our resource library includes reference materials, manuals, and handbooks useful to officials in small towns and is open to the public.  Materials can be reviewed by appointment, where a staff member can guide you to the right source you need.  Some materials are also digital and can be forwarded upon request.   Please call with any questions about information we may have.

Below are some of our more recent regional or multi-jurisdictional publications.  Additional publications specific to particular subjects can be found under each Program page.

Adopted 2014 Regional Plan Update (including Regional Transportation Plan)
The 2014 Regional Plan Update (Volumes 1 and 2) were adopted on November 18, 2014.  They become effective on December 23, 2014.

Every five years, we update the Regional Plan, which follows the requirements and guidelines set forth in Vermont law, and includes details concerning the land use and development policies set forth in the municipal plans adopted by each member town in the Region. The Regional Plan guides us in evaluating public and private actions affecting the Region’s communities and is the foundation for our annual work program. It also serves as the Region’s basic planning manual and can be used as a guide by member towns in the local planning process.

The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission wishes to thank all of the individuals who contributed their time and expertise to the revision of the Southern Windsor County Regional Plan.

For more information about the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission please visit our “RPC Board” page

Volume 1 of Regional Plan

Regional Transportation Plan (Volume 2 of Regional Plan)

Newsletters
2017 – February | April | June |

2016 – WinterSpring SummerSeptemberNovember

2015 – February/MarchApril/MayApril/MayJuly/AugustSeptember

2014 – WinterSpringAugustOctoberDecember

2013 – WinterSpringSummer

2012 – SpringSummer

2011 – WinterSpringSummer

2010 – WinterSpring | Fall

2009 SWCRPC Plan
Adopted June 16, 2009 Effective July 21, 2009

Every five years, we update the Regional Plan, which follows the requirements and guidelines set forth in Vermont law, and includes details concerning the land use and development policies set forth in the municipal plans adopted by each member town in the Region. The Regional Plan guides us in evaluating public and private actions affecting the Region’s communities and is the foundation for our annual work program. It also serves as the Region’s basic planning manual and can be used as a guide by member towns in the local planning process.

SWCRPC 2009 Regional Plan, Volume 1 of 2  

Southern Windsor County 2009 Regional Transportation Plan 

Technical Bulletins
VT 103 Corridor Management Plan: Chester and Rockingham
Final Broadband Plan
Throughout 2011 and 2012, Regional Planning Commissions across Vermont collaborated with local partners to identify current broadband opportunities and gaps.  Regional Planning Commission staff developed Regional Technology Teams comprised of interested stakeholders including education, business, town government, and health care.  These teams collaborated to develop an action plan of strategies for greater broadband implementation throughout the state and across economic sectors.SWCRPC staff met with representatives from seven different economic sectors to complete a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Challenges analysis for broadband adoption.  The sectors included:  business, education, energy/utilities, healthcare, human service, libraries, media, municipal government/emergency services, and non-profit/service.  These meetings not only identified current successes and gaps in broadband adoption, but also allowed for cross-sector partnerships to be formed.

The Vermont Association of Planning and Development Organizations statewide report on broadband can be found at:

North Springfield Truck Study
Completed in 2008, the North Springfield Truck Study evaluates traffic related issues for the North Springfield Industrial Park.  Click here for the Full Study
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for East Central Vermont
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an economic development plan required by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) for areas to be eligible for planning and construction funds to improve their economies.

Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard mitigation is any sustained effort to permanently reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from the effects of hazards.  Floods, winter storms, high winds, and hazardous material spills are some of the hazards experienced by the towns within Southern Windsor County.  The purpose of this plan is to identify specific hazards that are common to the Region along with those that are specific and unique to each town and to establish a framework to reduce the risks associated with these hazards.
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan is regional in scope and is accompanied by ten separate annexes that serve as town specific Hazard Mitigation Plans for each jurisdiction within the Region.

 

Since 2014 SWCRPC has been working with its Towns to develop individual All Hazard Mitigation Plans.  Some of theses plans started to be adopted and approved by FEMA in 2016.  Please refer to individual town pages on this website for the adopted plans.

Connecticut River Byway Travel Guide
FrontHalfOfCoverOnly-CTRiverBywayTravelGuide Have you visited the Cady Mausoleum in Brownsville or the Crown Point Military Road in Weathersfield and Springfield?  These are just two of 100 historic sites profiled in a new travel guide of the Connecticut River Byway, a project led by SWCRPC.  The Byway runs on major roads on both the Vermont and New Hampshire sides of the Connecticut River, and the travel guide covers over 500 miles of roadway between the Massachusetts and Quebec borders.  It’s an interesting guide with car, bicycle and kayak routes, as well as information about historic sites along the way.  The brochure was printed in November and has started to be delivered to a wide variety of locations along the Byway – including visitor centers, Chambers and historical societies.  The Byway website (www.ctriverbyway.org) has the travel guide uploaded with an interactive map.  Contact Katharine if you’d like a copy or more information about the project.