Housing

Burlington City Place Receives Final Approval

The final development agreement for Burlington City Place (formerly Burlington Town Center) was approved by the City Council last Monday night. Demolition will begin on the Cherry Street garage (slated to begin Dec. 6th.) signaling the beginning of this transformative project for our downtown.  The agreement, which includes an encumbrance plan to minimize construction disturbances, is the […]

BTC Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Individuals who were unable to attend the July 20th meeting hosted by City officials regarding the Burlington Town Center redevelopment, can now access that meeting’s notes and presentation online. The purpose of the event was to have the developer’s project consultants, PC Construction, share the proposed Encumbrance Plan, which details the plans for managing the […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Downtown Transit Center Opens

Decades of planning finally came to fruition Thursday, as BBA member Green Mountain Transit opened their new Downtown Transit Center in Burlington. The facility will provide riders with indoor seating, bathrooms, wifi as well as a roof covered outdoor waiting area. The transit center’s central location on St. Paul Street will provide an ideal transportation […]

Dollar Store Boom Worrisome for Local Communities

A sharp rise in the number of dollar stores has residents in communities across Vermont wondering about the future of local businesses. Vermont has the largest number of Dollar Stores in New England and the same number as Colorado, a state with eight times as many people. So far, Burlington’s downtown has avoided having a […]