Advocacy

Updated City Hall Park Plans Unveiled

At a presentation Monday night, city officials unveiled their updated vision for City Hall Park. The new plans for the downtown park includes a spray fountain, additional seating, a bathroom and bike parking. It eliminates a section of diagonal pathway following input from the public and historic preservationists. Plans to update City Hall Park have […]

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 […]

BTC Construction Meeting

City officials and Devonwood’s project Consultant, PC Construction will hold an information session for downtown businesses set to be impacted by Burlington Town Center Construction. Businesses within the redevelopment area are invited to meet with officials, Thursday, July 20th at noon inside Burlington City Art’s Lorraine B. Good room. The developer has provided a proposed […]

BBA Joins State Coalition to Uphold Paris Climate Accord

BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine was among many local business owners, organizations and politicians yesterday afternoon for the launch of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition. This new coalition, consisting of organizations from around Vermont will work to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, including a reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by 26-28% […]

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 […]