Neighborhoods

Downtown Housing Strategy Report Public Forum 06/12/2014

Mayor Weinberger and CEDO host this public forum to solicit feedback and comment on the Downtown Housing Strategy Report prepared by HR&A Advisors. The feedback will be used to develop a strategic housing plan in consultation with stakeholders, including the affordable housing community, the active transportation community, local employers, AARP, our major institutions, the development community, Preservation Burlington, and environmental groups. CEDO staff will incorporate the report findings and public comments into a Housing Action Plan. A draft of the plan will be presented for public comment at a second public meeting in early September, with the goal of having the plan adopted by full City Council in fall 2014.

Burlington Ward 1 NPA Meeting 06/11/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 1 meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 06/05/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Burlington School Commissioners: BHS Innovative Programs 06/05/2014

 Ward 1 School Board member Keith Pillsbury is joined by BHS Principal Amy Mellencamp and others to discuss the innovative ongoing work at the high school (Year End Studies (YES) Program, Patnership for Change, etc...)  For more information visit the district web site:  www.bsdvt.org

Vermont Affordable Housing Show: June is Home Ownership Month 06/04/2014

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition hosts Barbara Geries, Home Educatoin Manager with Champlain Housing Trust's Homeownership Center, to talk about what their program and their network of affiliated agencies around the state do to help get first time homebuyers into ownership. Also includes announcements of upcoming events and a breif legislative wrap-up on bills and budget items the Legislature passed that affect housing.   www.vtaffordablehousing.org   www.getahome.org  www.vthomeownership.org

Burlington Development Review Board 06/03/2014

Information on the Burlington Development Review Board is under the City's Planning and Zoning Office.

Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases Downtown Housing Strategy Report 05/22/2014

Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases the Downtown Housing Strategy Report. Joining the Mayor are Jane Knodell, City Councilor, Ward 2; Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, AARP-VT; Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter; Emily Boedecker, Executive Director, Local Motion; Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council; and Brian Pine, Assistant Director, Community Economic and Development Office.
 

Preservation Burlington: Preservation Burlington Homes Tour 05/22/2014

Host Ron Wanamaker speaks with Rebecca Reese, Preservation Burlington board member, about the Preservation Burlington Homes Tour. Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington.

Burlington Development Review Board 05/20/2014

Information on the Burlington Development Review Board is under the City's Planning and Zoning Office.

Opening of Trader Joe's Grocery Store in South Burlington 05/16/2014

Trader Joes's ribbon cutting on South Burlington's Dorset Street, includes interviews on the evolution of South Burligton's City Center district.  www.sburl.com

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