Vermont’s Scott signs ‘HOME’ bill, legalizing duplexes statewide and tweaking Act 250

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
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Gov. Phil Scott signed a wide-ranging bill Monday that aims to ease Vermont’s housing crisis by chipping away at certain state and local regulatory barriers to residential construction. Among several municipal reforms, S.100 will effectively ban single-family zoning statewide by legalizing duplexes wherever year-round residential development is allowed. (Towns and cities will also have to allow tri- and four-plexes if the area is served by water and sewer.) The “Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone,” or HOME, law will also make smaller, temporary reforms to Act 250, Vermont’s more than 50-year-old...

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