More development approved in Hinesburg

The Hinesburg Development Review Board handed residents Alan and Nancy Norris an okay recently to remove one of the conditions of approval from the site plan of their planned unit development.

The board heard plans for the project, which is located on 23.96 acres and is split between rural residential and the agricultural zoning districts on Vermont 116’s west side. The Norris’ application came under board scrutiny three times before winning approval last year. The passage that is slated to be removed concerned the restriction of the undertaking of any site work until a water source for the project is found. A new water system, with capacity dedicated to serving the planned unit development, is set to come online in July, Alan Norris said.

During an earlier meeting last year on the project, Norris informed the board that he obtained a five-year storm-water maintenance permit with annual inspections with results reported back to the state.

During the most recent meeting, DRB member Richard Jordan noted that the project’s units can’t be occupied until it’s served by water.

Norris said he won’t receive paperwork from the state of Vermont concerning the water system until fall. Norris said that a driveway, underground utility lines, fill, storm-water ponds and vegetation are the only features due for installation. The ponds and vegetation will likely be added to the site first, he said.

Hinesburg Development Review Coordinator Annie Geratowski said the project has permits in hand and that the town administrator and officials from the water department are aware of the Norris request and appear to be comfortable with it.