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DPW Briefing on Lake Champlain Water Quality

This summer has seen several instances of wastewater outflows in to Lake Champlain, including an incident this week following a strong thunderstorm. RELATED: Public Works’ Statement on July 10th Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge As part of their efforts to keep residents informed about this issue, last month, the Department of Public Works(DPW) released a briefing outlining […]

BBA Comments on Inclusionary Zoning Recommendations

As Burlington continues to struggle with a “Housing Affordability Crisis” we see reform of Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) policy as a critical action for growing the city’s housing supply and accessibility. PlanBTV Downtown/Waterfront specifically identified reform of IZ as a necessary means “to encourage more of the housing that is so badly needed.”  We have submitted […]

The E-Bike Adventure Begins

Local Motion in collaboration with VSECU, Terry Bicycles and Pomerleau Real Estate,  is offering FREE rentals of e-bikes this summer. It is a great way to try out this new way to get around. BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine will be exploring Burlington on one of these fantastic new bikes. Stay tuned as she posts […]

Air Force Reaffirms Plan to Base F-35 at Airport

  Earlier this week, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced in a press release that the Air Force had made clear their intention to base F-35’s at Burlington International Airport, and that any alternative “flying mission” is unlikely. In written response, U.S. Air Force Secretary, Dr. Heather Wilson stated, in regards to an alternative mission: “We expect […]

BBA Hosts 40th Annual Dinner & Awards

Last week’s BBA Dinner & Awards was a  ‘Night of Enchantment” at the Hilton Burlington. This year’s event celebrated 40 years of the Burlington Business Association’s contributions to our city’s economic vitality. More importantly the dinner was an opportunity to recognize a very deserving group of local businesses and people. RELATED: See the full album on […]

Forum Showcases Mayoral Candidates

On Thursday February 15, the Burlington Business Association (BBA)  in cooperation with AARP Vermont, Vermont Digger, and Local Motion hosted the 2018 Mayoral Candidate Forum at the waterfront’s Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The open-door event featuring Mayor Miro Weinberger, Carina Driscoll and Infinite Culcleasure, gave Burlington residents and the local business community the […]

Macy’s Announce Closure of Downtown Store

It was announced yesterday, that Macy’s will close their Burlington location in March, as well as around 100 others. While this is dissapointing news, it has been clear for some time that the closure of the Burlington Macy’s was a possibility. Competition from online retailers has forced Macy’s to consolidate its national footprint. “In preparation for news […]