Camp Out In The Park!
Wheeler Dog Park Construction Underway
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
During the two-year measurement period, SBEC hosted or participated in over 50 events, laying the foundation for ongoing progress. South Burlington residents took action and are now saving over $750,000 in energy costs per year as a result – and continued savings will lead to more than $5 million in their pockets over time.
Police Chief Trevor Whipple to Retire in 2019
SOUTH BURLINGTON LANDFILL SOLAR COMMISSIONED
What's happening in City Center?
The South Burlington Public Library and City Hall is open on Market Street! Stop by the Senior Center for coffee or sign up for lunches and other events! Check out a book, movie, or study room at the library, attend a City meeting or art performance in the Auditorium. Whatever your question, the Welcome Center is here to help you navigate the City. Are you an artist? Contact the Gallery Curator [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you are interested in finding out more about showing in the gallery.
Market Street is getting ready to burst into its summer colors. Take a walk this spring to see what is coming up: Shared use paths provide a great walking and biking route, and the pond walking paths provide an ever-changing view. City Center Park is going into it’s fifth (!) full summer of being open for meandering through the woods or swinging on the natural play area sets. Engineers and surveyors are out and about just north of the park - they are gathering information to design a connection that will integrate City Center Park and the stormwater area into one continuous recreation area. City Council will be considering a ballot item on this connection this winter.
Phase I of Garden Street has been approved for funding through Tax Increment Financing. When completed, residents and visitors will be able to drive, bike or walk straight from Healthy Living to Al’s French Fries.
The big big news is that federal funding for a bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists has been approved (a ballot item for the City TIF District match will be considered by the Council this winter). This project has not been designed yet – look out for workshops and other ways to provide comments.
On the private development side, a second building on Garden Street, Dover Place, with 43-unit affordable homes opened winter 2021/2022. This brings the total new affordable units in City Center to 140! Union Place (61 market rate apartments) at the corner of Market Street and Garden Street is now in construction and will be prioritized (per the developer) for UVM Medical Center employees.
South Burlington [hrees@southBurlingtonvt.gov] has a state grant to celebrate VT artisans, music and light up our 2022 cold December evenings – so stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event!
Get updates, announcements, and progress photos from time to time on the City Center Facebook page. [https://www.facebook.com/CityCenterSouthBurlington]
Photo Credit: Penne Tompkins
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.
Closed Monday July 4th
Public Library, City Hall & Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day