Neighborhoods

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

Burlington Ward 1 NPA Meeting 05/14/2014

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 Parks and Recreation: Burlington Parks & Rec. Commission Meeting - Burlington Bike Path Part 2 05/13/2014

Burlington Board of Parks & Recreation Commission takes public comment on Burlington Bike path rehabilitation, Perkins Pier to North Beach improvements. The project team shares proposed bike path concepts and improvements, answers questions, and solicits input, comments, and concerns at this public meeting. The team will be seeking input from the community, abutting property owners, regulatory/resource agencies, and municipal officials – specifically in regard to the proposed path improvements from Perkins Pier to North Beach – to incorporate into the final design.  http://www.btvbikepath.com/

Burlington Parks and Recreation: Burlington Parks & Rec. Commission Meeting - Burlington Bike Path Part 1 05/13/2014

Burlington Board of Parks & Recreation Commission takes public comment on Burlington Bike path rehabilitation, Perkins Pier to North Beach improvements. The project team shares proposed bike path concepts and improvements, answers questions, and solicits input, comments, and concerns at this public meeting. The team will be seeking input from the community, abutting property owners, regulatory/resource agencies, and municipal officials – specifically in regard to the proposed path improvements from Perkins Pier to North Beach – to incorporate into the final design.  http://www.btvbikepath.com/

Williston Development Review Board 05/13/2014

The Williston DRB consists of a seven member Board appointed by the Selectboard for staggered three year terms. This Board is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed development projects. This includes conditional use, variance, site plan, and subdivision approvals. The Board also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness as recommended by the Historical Preservation Committee.  Agenda can be found here:
http://www.town.williston.vt.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3508DCAC-7F3F-49D8-AC54-2DE9C6080E6C}

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 05/12/2014

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

3rd Annual Mayor's Multi-Modal Tour: Mayor Weinberger Promotes Active Transportation Options 05/09/2014

Mayor Miro Weinberger promoted active transportation options by leading the 3rd annual Mayor’s Multi-Modal Tour around the City by foot, bike, bus, electric vehicle, and vanpool. The tour concluded with a news conference at the ArtsRiot restaurant and events space, Mayor Weinberger highlighted the completion of the City’s short-term pedestrian safety improvements on Pine Street, the new partnership with AARP Vermont, Local Motion, and others to achieve recognition as a national leader in active transportation and recreation as part of the “Go for Gold” initiative, and plans to engage in a planBTV process for Burlington’s South End.

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Action Alert: Burlington City Council to Finalize BT Sale on 11/17

The City Council is scheduled to finalize the “sale-leaseback” of Burlington Telecom to Bluewater Holdings. This agreement was approved by the Vermont Public Service Board in late October. The sale of BT to Bluewater Holdings enables Burlington to generate $6 million of the $10 million settlement agreement reached with Citibank to resolve the City's $33 million loan default of 2009. 

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