The Downtown Development Board within the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development approved the Village of Manchester’s application for Village Center Designation at its regular meeting November 26, 2018.

The Village Center Designation supports the revitalization efforts of medium-sized historic centers. The designation brings financial incentives, training and technical assistance needed to attract new business and vitality to Vermont’s smaller communities. Income-producing properties located in the State Designated Village Center are eligible to apply for the tax credits to help with building rehabilitation projects.

Village Center Designation website.
Village Center Designation Program Benefits.
Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits.
Village Center Funding Directory


  • Richard Amore, Planning & Project Manager, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). 802.828.5229
  • Eric Scott, Administrative Officer, Village of Manchester. 802.362.1515
  • Catherine Bryars, Regional Planner, Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC). 802.442.0713 x310