Month: November 2015

Burlington Celebrates the Rebuilt Northern Waterfront

This past Monday Mayor Weinberger, Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator Patrick Leahy, waterfront stakeholders, and community members gathered at Burlington’s new skatepark for a ribbon cutting event, marking the completion of the Waterfront Access North project. This project was the first major new waterfront public infrastructure investment since the creation of Waterfront Park in the early 1990s […]

BBA’s Adopt Your Sidewalk Campaign featured on WCAX

The BBA is kicking off a downtown wide initiative that asks Burlington businesses to “Adopt Your Sidewalk”. This project grew out of our Downtown Action Group’s monthly meetings, as a way to activate the sense of pride in our city and business community, and work together to ensure Burlington’s downtown is a welcoming, clean, safe place for residents and visitors. […]

BBA Members Get Ready for Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Saturday is a growing annual celebration of small, local businesses that takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This year, on November 28th, Burlington’s downtown, south end and waterfront will be abuzz with shoppers taking advantage of the many discounts, events and promotions that small businesses are planning for this exciting day.

Waterfront Access North Ribbon Cutting

After a long summer of construction, the Waterfront Access North project is nearing completion! On November 23rd at 10:00am, please join Mayor Miro Weinberger, Senator Leahy, and Governor Shumlin for a ribbon cutting event.  The event will take place at the Waterfront Action North project site, near the entrance of the skate park.

BBA November Member Highlight

Redstone is behind three new apartment buildings going up in Burlington; including two in the Old North End and one on Pearl Street. With Burlington’s rental vacancy rate at 1 to 2%, Redstone’s projects help to address the city’s housing availability crisis by adding more market-rate rental units. Redstone’s most recent proposal is for a […]

AARP Studies Burlington as a Livable Community

Livable communities are good for both people and business and are places that Americans increasingly want to live, work, and play. This definition sounds like Burlington, but then why isn’t our community growing in population? The BBA has recently partnered with AARP to address this issue and look at what makes a community livable through […]

The BBA Hosts “Meet Your New Civic Leaders”

  Last week BBA members gathered in Contois Auditorium to hear from Burlington’s new civic leaders. DPW’s Chapin Spencer, Burlington’s CIO, Beth Anderson, Chief of Police, Brandon del Pozo, and GM of Burlington Electric Dept, Neale Lunderville shared their visions and future plans for Burlington. With their hard work and collaboration these city leaders are […]