Illuminate Vermont | April 5 & 6, 2024
Mark your calendars for the return of Illuminate Vermont, an artistic street festival on Market Street in South Burlington. April 5 & 6 from 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Improvements at Williston Road and Dorset Street Intersection
Traffic signals and pedestrian crossing infrastructure at the intersection of Williston Road and Dorset Street have been updated.
School Zone Installed on Market Street
A school zone encompassing the Rick Marcotte Central School (RMCS) has been established on Market Street in South Burlington. All necessary lighting and signage has been installed and the school zone is in effect as of Monday, November 13, 2023.
South Burlington City Council Appoints New Councilor
Queen City Park resident Larry Kupferman will serve as South Burlington's newest City Councilor, filling the vacancy left by Tyler Barnes
What's Happening in City Center?
The South Burlington Public Art Gallery is pleased to present the Burlington, Vermont-based artist Pierrevy “Pievy” Polyte was born in the south of Haiti and grew up supporting his father’s coffee farm. He used the money he made from farming coffee to fund his education and help his friends out with expenses, like buying school uniforms. Inspired by his brother and uncle, who were artists, Polyte eventually enrolled in the Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS) in Port-au-Prince. His paintings are inspired by Haiti’s people, landscapes, shipyards, spiritual traditions, and music. Read More
The Gallery is accessible during building open hours:
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Are you an artist? Contact the Gallery Curator if you are interested in finding out more about showing in the gallery.
Check in with the Senior Center for coffee or sign up for lunches (now two per week) and see their calendar for many other activities – from games to jazzercise.
The South Burlington Public Library now has a Podcasting/Video Blogging Studio open for reservation in four-hour blocks.
Get updates, announcements, and progress photos from time to time on the City Center Facebook page.
Permitting and Construction
Construction is underway at 224 Market Street, 268 Market Street, and 339 Garden Street. These three new buildings will fill the northeast block between City Hall and Garden Street. These new properties will include 161 new homes for our neighbors and 22,675 square feet of first floor commercial space. This development includes new plaza space and a new 21-foot wide sidewalk that will enable future commercial space to activate the sidewalk. This first-story commercial space – with regularly-spaced doors along Market Street – is part of the Form Based Code Zoning that was put into place to create a designated heart of the downtown.
Construction is also underway at 112 Garden Street. This is the building you see under construction as you turn off Dorset Street toward Healthy Living and Trader Joe’s.
We Work to Keep Your Water Clean
Formed in 2005, our stormwater utility maintains and improves the City's stormwater infrastructure. This includes management of water that runs off rooftops, paved and gravel roads, driveways, parking lots, and other hard services after a rain storm. This summer, there are several projects under construction to improve the current infrastructure, ultimately improving the water quality of the streams and Lake Champlain.
Your Team Keeping You Safe
The City's Public Safety team includes the police, fire & EMS, and public works departments. These men and women work around the clock to keep our community safe—whether that be clear plowed roads, emergency medical services, traffic control, or fire prevention.
Allard Square, located on Market Street is one of the new projects that was complete in 2018. This is an affordable housing community for seniors. There are 39 apartments located at Allard Square and 25 of the apartments are subsidized so renters only pay approximately 30% of their income.
To learn more about new projects please contact the Planning and Zoning office.
Our Parks and Natural Areas
Within the City, there are city parks, community parks, and natural areas. Along with these designated public spaces, recreation trails and paths run throughout the City.