Planning Services is responsible for a diversity of major functions that all relate to land use and space use on- and off-campus. Vermont is a unique environment that treats UVM as a "municipality" and a "developer," requiring a University adopted campus master plan that complies with local and regional master plans and extensive "land use" environmental regulatory processes. Planning's major functions include:
Development and implementation of land use planning policies
Land Use Regulatory Processes
Assessment and advocacy with local, regional, and state regulatory agencies as zoning ordinances are revised, and all zoning permit acquisition and compliance
Space Management Planning
Including development and implementation of policies and guidelines to maximize the use of existing facilities, future uses and needs of new facilities, management of the space inventory database and associated AutoCAD building diagrams in the Facilities Administration and Maintenance Information System (FAMIS)
As related to land use and regulatory functions with city representatives, community leaders, and neighbors from the surrounding community.
Planning Services prides itself in promoting collaborative processes to ensure diverse perspectives are considered in all of its planning efforts to ultimately meet the needs and be in the best interests of the University.