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Municipal and Regional Planning

The BCRC maintains a comprehensive regional plan that provides background information on the region and a policy framework for planning and development. The commission participates in state land use proceedings for projects of regional impact and participates in region-wide studies and initiatives in areas ranging from housing to forest resource planning. The BCRC provides support to towns and villages in the preparation of municipal plans and zoning and subdivision regulations, and with technical assistance in development review when needed. The commission also works with local planners to complete special studies in areas such as: low-impact development, capital budgeting, downtown/village center/growth center designations and plans, energy, natural and historic resources, parks and open space planning, housing, and other areas.