Montpelier, VT, Master Plan 2010
Adopted September 2015
By: City of Montpelier
This comprehensive plan from the smallest of all state capital cities offers detailed lists of recommended strategies for goals and identifies the responsible parties for each strategy action. It addresses regional context and coordination, and has a strong focus on community well-being throughout, with concerns about all aspects of the environment, residents' livelihoods, community governance, and social and human development, with a number of goal areas and strategies relating to community wellbeing not seen in other plans. Elements address the natural environment; infrastructure and the built environment; economics and livelihoods; governance; and social and human development.
Montpelier's master plan addresses food issues in several places throughout its plan. The Economics and Livelihoods chapter includes a Food goal, with three subgoals and more than 20 recommended strategies promoting and supporting sustainable food production by farmers, improved availability of affordable local food for residents, and increased local food production, processing, marketing, and distribution opportunities and facilities within the city. Other areas where food and agriculture issues are mentioned include strategies associated with the Land and Soil, Waste Management, and Health and Wellness goals.
2010 Population: 7,855
2010 Population Density: 781.20/square mile