Burlington Planning and Zoning Department Announces The Launch of Public Engagement for PlanBTV
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The Planning & Zoning Department is happy to announce that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Grant Officer for PlanBTV – Downtown & Waterfront, Dwayne Marsh, was in Burlington Tuesday, December 6. at Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street in the Community Room downstairs.
•Mr. Marsh talks about the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities formed back in 2009 to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide.
•Get up-to-date on PlanBTV activities.
Back in February 2011, our department began the preparation of a master land use and development plan for Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront area. The overall objective of this project is to provide a comprehensive guide for Downtown and Waterfront development that fosters sustainable economic growth over the next 10-20 years. We hope to develop focused, actionable, area-specific strategies to ensure the vitality of the central core of our community and enable us to achieve our community vision. While many other planning efforts involving the downtown or waterfront have taken place over the years, none have been as comprehensive in scope and strategic in design. The planning process will place an emphasis on ways to promote and improve mixed uses and quality urban design, affordable and workforce housing, transportation and parking management, and the quality and capacity of public infrastructure. In order to achieve a future sustainable economic growth, we will all need to make the hard decisions necessary to facilitate the continued evolution of our downtown. The success of this process and its future implementation rests on your participation, input and engagement. There are many ways for you to get into the action and you can learn about all of them by going to our website: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/PlanBTV/