Month: June 2015

Updates from Kelly Devine’s Monthly Meetings with the Mayor

From the Desk of BBA’s Executive Director, Kelly Devine: Housing is a hot topic in Burlington. The Mayor’s office, PlanBTV South End, social services agencies and healthcare organizations are all talking about the high cost of housing in Burlington and our low vacancy rate. The numbers make it clear: Burlington has added only 18 market rate […]

Committee Report: South End Action Group

An update from Russ Scully, Committee Chair on the work of the South End Action Group: The South End Action Group (SEAG) has been focusing its recent meetings on the Plan BTV South End Draft Plan, which was released online last Tuesday and can be viewed and commented on here.   The group met with […]

BBA Reveals New Waterfront Map

The BBA has revealed a new and improved Waterfront Map! A huge thanks to Chris Reck at Direct Design for helping us put this together. The big debut took place at this year’s “FAM”iliarization Tour aboard the Northern Lights. Now in color, the map stays true to its design roots, but also offers a fun new feel. On […]

Committee Report: Downtown Action Group

  An update from Kara Alnasrawi, Committee Chair on the work of the Downtown Action Group: The recently revitalized Downtown Action Group (DAG) has held three lively and well attended meetings. Our focus for these meetings has been primarily on discussing ways to handle and dissipate troubling negative behavior on Church St. and its side streets. The group […]

Committee Report: Waterfront Action Group

An update from Afi Ahmadi, Committee Chair of the Waterfront Action Group: “The Waterfront Action Group has been very active as it gears up for waterfront weather!  Over the past several months the WAG has been keeping an eye on the Waterfront Access North Project, being updated regularly by representatives of CEDO. The Group has […]

BBA Members Advocate for Housing in Burlington

The Results of our 2015 Advocacy survey are in, and BBA Members have made it clear that they are feeling the negative effects of low vacancy rates and the lack of market rate housing in Burlington. Here are some of the things we heard from you: “My employees have to buy outside of Chittenden county, which […]