City Council and Planning Commission - Joint Meeting
Tuesday, September 27th, 7 pm to discuss the 2024 South Burlington Comprehensive Plan
Council Received Draft Climate Action Plan
The City Council received the Draft Climate Action Plan at their meeting on September 19th. This will be the first ever-Climate Action Plan for the City.
City Council to Consider Expanding TDR Program in Zoning
The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 17 at 7 pm to consider changes to the Land Development Regulations.
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?
Save the date for upcoming City Center events:
• October 13, 6 PM | Final Design Workshop for the East-West Crossing Project. Give us your thoughts on the draft design for the walk bike bridge over I-89 at Exit 14. Join us at 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT, virtual option to be posted. See website for more information and past meeting information.
The South Burlington Public Library now has a podcasting/video blogging studio open for reservation in four hour blocks. 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.
Are you an artist? Contact the Gallery Curator if you are interested in finding out more about showing in the gallery.
Market Street is in full bloom and you can now escape to City Center Park for the fifth summer of being able to meandering through the woods or play the natural structured gym area. This year the City is working on the design to connect the park to Market Street and Garden Street, this 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.
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 for UVM Medical Center employees.
Did you know that City Center includes west of I-89 and north of Williston Road? Two projects are in progress to add much needed housing – Quarry Hill, just south of Staples Plaza, and the reconstruction of the Holiday Inn site.
South Burlington also has a state grant to put on Illuminate Vermont – A winter artisan festival to celebrate VT artisans, music and light up our 2022 cold December evenings – get ready to have your heart warmed on December 16 and 17!
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.
WE ARE HIRING!
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