Keeping Track of Vermont's Birds - May 15th
SoBu's Dog Recreation Etiquette PSA
South Burlington Art Hunt - In May!
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?
After a brief shutdown in the spring of 2020, construction on the new South Burlington Public Library and City Hall at 180 Market Street has continued at full speed. By late summer, the underground stormwater treatments and storage (required for permitting) had been completed to address the paved areas on the Central School site and the Central School parking lots have reopened. With school in session children may be seen with their parents walking and biking on Market Street and using the new connection up to the front door of the school.
Inside the new building is all drywall, wiring, and metal, while the exterior siding provides a sustainable, protective shell – zinc, granite, brick, and trespa (a compressed wood fiber and resin product), decorate the front and sides. Fixed horizontal and vertical louvers on the south face of the building both shade the building from direct sun in the summer (when the sun’s light rays come from almost overhead) and bounce light into the space in the winter (when the sun’s rays are the lowest).
Market Street has now been open over a year and is more than just a road. Shared use paths provide a great walking and biking route, and the ponds create a new view every season. City Center Park is well into it’s third (!) winter of being open for walking and playing and in natural setting.
In the private sector development, a section of Garden Street was completed, with approximately 60 families of the Champlain Housing Trust Garden Apartments in their second year of residence. Dover Place, a 40-unit affordable housing project is going into construction, while Prospect Place, a mixed-use project, has completed site plan review.
Phase I of Garden Street (segment A and C on the map) is now ready for public funding through Tax Increment Financing. This includes a shared use path, curb work, and lighting on the west end (A), and full construction between the South Burlington City Center, LLC property and Midas Drive. On Midas Drive some improvements include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, utility and curb work (B).
The City has other public projects ongoing in the planning and engineering stages: Williston Road Streetscape and the Pedestrian Bicycle and Bridge over I-89.
Get updates, announcements and progress photos from time to time on the City Center Facebook page.
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.