Immediate Volunteer Opportunities!
The City of South Burlington is seeking volunteers. Looking to serve your community? Have an interest in helping to shape our future? We are looking for volunteers to serve on the following Boards and Committees. Deadline is Wednesday November 1, 2023.
South Burlington Energy Festival Comes to Market St.
On September 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the South Burlington Energy Committee is hosting a festival in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan and dedicated to engaging the community on ways to reduce our energy costs and carbon footprint.
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.
What's happening in City Center?
The South Burlington Public Art Gallery is pleased to exhibit artwork by Liz Hawkes deNiord, Joy Huckins-Noss, Jill Madden, and Julia Purinton, which has been curated by Xandra Ford, who is a student at Essex High School (Class of 2024) and was the South Burlington Public Art Gallery intern in the spring of 2023.
“Let The Light In” explores the effect of light in art. Some of these artists utilize the absence of light, through its shadow or obscurity, to showcase complex emotional themes, while others use the presence of light, through its colors or patterns, to show similar complexity from a different perspective. In these paintings, light may reflect feelings of joy, nostalgia, or comfort, or it may show how darkness can be despair, fear, or melancholia, making us see the world through a more oppressive lens. This collection of four Vermont artists invites the viewer to question how light changes our perception of emotion and the world around us. A Closing Reception will be held in October at a date to be announced. The Gallery is accessible during building open hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Closed Sunday) 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. This property will
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.
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