Matt Kelly speaks with Charlie Baker, Executive Director of CCRPC, Penrose Jackson, Director, Community Health Improvement, Fletcher Allen Health Care / Co-Chair ECOS Steering Committee and Frank Cioffi, President GBIC~Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and Cynosure, Inc., on an update to the ECOS Project. The ECOS Project – a 2 year regional sustainability initiative funded with a $1 million grant from the HUD Sustainable Communities Project is nearing its completion. Find out what has been done and the outcomes.
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is the primary agency providing the staff support for this endeavor. The project represents a once in a generation opportunity for the Chittenden County region to address long-term sustainability by developing a vision, goals and strategies that promote appropriate governance and development while ensuring social equity for the region’s population.
The results of the effort will be used in updating the Burlington Legacy Plan, the County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Chittenden County Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Chittenden County Regional Plan. This initial meeting will introduce the project Steering Committee, review the partnership agreement and project work plan including proposed public engagement activities.
Since the Governor's May 20, 2011 announcement that the Circumferential Highway - as originally conceived - would not be built, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff has been coordinating with VTrans, the "CIRC Communities" (Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, and Williston), and other stakeholders to examine alternatives. The Governor asked the MPO to coordinate a process to identify projects and planning activities to address mobility, congestion, transportation demand, safety, livability, and economic development in the region.
Jan Riordan speaks with Jon Kuypers, Director of the Y Camp Abenaki, a day and residential boys camp along the shores of Lake Champlain. Greater Burlington YMCA. www.gbymca.org
The goal of WENTS is to develop a multimodal transportation improvement plan for major roadways in the study area, to address mobility, connectivity, and safety. The Plan will include a comprehensive and coordinated list of highway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and land use recommendations.
This second public meeting, at Williston Town Hall, includes study results and next steps to improve travel.
The Study is sponsored by the Town of Williston, Town of Essex, Village of Essex Junction, and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC).
Matt Kelly hosts Alan Matson and Don Schramm, members of the Burlington Broadband Cooperative, a membership organization looking to purchase the current Burlington Telecom.
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