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Marble Island This is the headland extending into Malletts Bay, defining inner and outer Malletts Bay. Malletts Head has low-density residential uses with commercial recreational uses, at the Marble Island Marina and Brown Ledge Camp. Natural areas in this neighborhood include three undeveloped hills, which are prominent natural land features as seen from the water. Marble Island and Cave Island are part of the Lake Champlain Paddlers Trail, which encompasses this area. While this area is designated as suburban residential on the Future Land Use Map, R5 low-density residential zoning exists. Low-density residential uses along the shoreline assist in preserving lake views. The Marble Island Resort has transitioned to a residential community. Any additional development should be sensitive to existing uses, such as Brown Ledge Camp, sensitive to the natural features and resources of the area, and have sufficient emergency access. Alternative energy facilities shall be limited in scale and held to the same standards as other development, with particular sensitivity to scenic views of and from the lake. The existing marina is an important private recreational amenity, as is the paddlers’ trail. New development should preserve views of the lake and from the lake to the greatest extent possible and enhance access to the Lake. The natural area, with views, at the crest of Malletts Head, should be considered for acquisition by a Land Trust if private funding is available. Over the term of this plan, the zoning for this area should be reevaluated, to determine if a better zoning could be created that would preserve the rural character but maintain residential densities and setbacks.

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Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan  

The Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan is the long-term (20+ year) plan for the community that, while primarily focusing on land use, provi...

Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan  

The Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan is the long-term (20+ year) plan for the community that, while primarily focusing on land use, provi...