Shelburne Built Environment

LandWorks was retained by Shelburne Historic Preservation & Design Review Committee and Town of Shelburne to prepare “Landscape and Views Maps” that identify areas of the built environment in Shelburne that are visually sensitive to change and development. Based on research, field work, and extensive analysis, two sets of maps were produced. Visual Analysis Maps graphically represent a number of key criteria that affect visual sensitivity, along with key views and view corridors. The analysis maps were then used as the basis for Visual Sensitivity Maps, which represent numerical ratings of visual sensitivity on a parcel-by-parcel basis. These maps provide a systematic, defensible and objective means to promote the protection of valuable resources in the built environment from negative aesthetic impacts. The written report accompanying the maps explain how these documents can be used in the local and state regulatory review process to ensure that future development does not visually undermine the qualities of the built environment that make Shelburne a desirable place to live and visit.

This project was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Vermont Public Space Awards by the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (VT ASLA).