For the past several years, the Burlington Business Association has been working in partnership with the City of Burlington to determine how Downtown Improvement District (DID) funds can best serve the needs of our downtown businesses and now we need your input.
To help the business community explore the best ways to use these DID funds, we’ve hired a consulting firm, Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA). Representatives from PUMA will visit Burlington on May 1st & 2nd and will be hosting focus groups to hear from key stakeholders in the downtown.
We also ask that you take a brief survey on your experience in downtown Burlington. This is open to both residents and visitors to help us get a better idea of what people enjoy about our downtown and what needs improvement. At the end of the survey you can enter to win gift certificate to Burlington restaurant.
The goal of these meetings is for our consultant to hear directly from Burlington business people to learn about what services a Burlington DID could offer that would be most beneficial to our local business community. These services could cover a wide range of areas including tourism promotion, waste management, events, and security. Downtown stakeholder input is crucial to planning the future of Burlington’s DID.
In an attempt to help as many people take part as possible, we have scheduled five separate meeting times. We have created a Google Form and ask that you check off all the potential times that you could attend. All meetings will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn on Main Street in downtown.
The Meeting Times Are:
- Tuesday May 1, 1:30-3:00PM
- Tuesday May 1, 5:00-6:30PM
- Wednesday May 2, 8:00-9:30AM
- Wednesday May 2, 10:00-11:30AM
- Wednesday May 2, 5:00-6:30PM
We need your help! It’s important PUMA has the opportunity to hear from as many stakeholders as they can while they complete their research here in Burlington.