Economic Vitality

Judges Uphold Burlington Town Center Project

The Burlington community received good news on the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. The judges in two separate lawsuits ruled on behalf of moving the project forward. The BBA remains strongly in support of redevelopment our 1970’s mall and reconnecting our downtown street grid. TIF APPEAL DISMISSAL ON 3 OF 4 ACCOUNTS On Friday, Vermont Superior Court Judge Robert […]

Lead Architect Jesse Beck Repudiates False CLC Claim

Jesse Beck, AIA, NCARB, President of Freeman, French & Freeman has provided a statement to dispute recent comments made by a Coalition for Livable City supporter in regards to the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. “It is irresponsible to provide unfounded accusations of fraud and lying, and yet the harm is done when the public reads the […]

Downtown & Village Center Tax Credits Available

Applications for the next round of Downtown and Village Center tax credits and the Sales Tax Reallocation Program are due June 30, 2017.  Tax credits support general rehabilitation, code compliance, and exterior improvements.  Here are the Guidelines and Application. Federal and state rehabilitation tax credits help to stimulate private investment, create jobs, restore historic buildings and jump […]

Burlington Town Center Receives Unanimous Approval from DRB

The BBA is excited to see the Burlington Town Center redevelopment reach a critical milestone, following unanimous approval from the Development Review Board. Combined with previous approval from the City Council, Design Advisory Board and Conservation Board, we can now say that the Burlington Town Center redevelopment has received nearly all permits necessary for construction to begin […]

Together For Progress Looks to Build on Success in 2017

Founded last fall, Together For Progress (T4P) is a collaborative effort between the Burlington Business Association, Local Motion, AARP, LCRCC and CCRPC. The goal of this core group was to champion projects that would ensure Burlington’s future as one of America’s most livable small cities. Together For Progress debuted by vigorously supporting ballot items #3 & […]

BBA Summit Video Now Online

Thanks to our Media Partner, Channel 17, the BBA’s 2017 Business Summit event can now be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcDpdv9d_cw The BBA’s 2017 Business Summit is an educational and interactive event, designed to inform stakeholders about the challenges and opportunities Burlington will face moving forward as a 21st century city. Tom Murphy, former Mayor of Pittsburgh, […]

BBA Announces the Winners of 3 Prizes Courtesy of Parkmobile

In October, The Burlington Business Association (BBA) held their annual online auction, the “Best of Burlington” which featured over 70 items donated by local businesses. This year’s presenting sponsor of the BBA auction was Park Mobile, LLC, which awarded prizes to three Chittenden Co. Parkmobile users as a special promotion. Those three winners were randomly […]