Housing

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 […]

Together For Progress Advocates for Vibrant Community

The Burlington Business Association has partnered with a group of prominent local organizations to create Together For Progress, a new initiative which aims to address several key issues facing Burlington. “There are several excellent proposals being discussed by the Great Burlington community right now and we want to show our support for those projects that […]

BBA Stands Behind South End Project

Burlington Business Association Director Kelly Devine and Burton Vice President Justin Worthley spoke in favor of a proposed mixed use development on the corner of Pine Street and Flynn Avenue at Wednesday’s Development Review Board hearing. The project would address the need for workforce housing in Burlington’s South End by adding 30 apartment units; as […]

BBA Joins the Building Homes Together Coalition

The BBA joined the newly launched coalition, Building Homes Together, in support of the mission to build 3,500 new homes in Chittenden County over the next 5 years. The new coalition, called Building Homes Together, was formed by the Champlain Housing Trust, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and Housing Vermont and released an initial list […]