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Downtown-Basin Master Plan

This project is an outgrowth of the Vergennes Community Visit that took place in 2014. Three priorities for the City of Vergennes came out of the Community Visit:

• Improve Transportation & Parking
• Advance the Vergennes Economy & Expand the Community and Economic Development Capacity of the City
• Redevelop the Vergennes Falls Basin & Open a Riverwalk


This master plan will address each of these initiatives by developing design concepts to strengthen the connection between the Basin and Downtown, and by conducting a market analysis to understand how Vergennes can realize its untapped economic potential.

Input from the Community will be especially important in crafting this plan and making it as meaningful, realistic, and effective as possible. Interviews, workshops and presentations will help to inform us. There will be opportunities for public input throughout the plan development, including review of the draft plan when it is ready in Spring 2016.

Join us for Walks & Talks on Friday, September 25th at 5:30PM at the Vergennes Green. Then, look for Demonstration Projects downtown and in the basin parks on Saturday, September 26th from 10AM to noon.  More detail: Downtown-Basin Master Plan Events.

What comments and ideas would you like to share with the project committee? Email them to

The master plan is supported by the Strong Connections, Better Communities program (a partnership of VTrans and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development), the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and the City of Vergennes.