Open Space Update
Joint City Council Meeting with Planning Commission
Planning & Zoning Director Paul Conner recently provided the City Council with an update on development trends in the community. This included an analysis of recent and more long-term housing construction and population trends; an assessment of where development has taken place over the past several years, broken out by planning & land use areas in the City’s Comprehensive Plan; historic usage and current capacity of the City’s wastewater treatment facilities; development approved and underway in the City Center area; and a map showing areas that are currently developed, approved or under review for development, conserved or restricted from significant development, or potential future development areas in the southeastern portion of the City.
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?
City Center Park opened this summer. This is the first completed TIF District financed project – visit the park from the Barrett Street access path to see what the excitement is about! While you’re there, you will notice many new plants – most of which are strengthening their roots underground so they can pop up next spring. “Let it Grow” and help support them by staying on the paths and within play areas.
Market Street is under construction and closed to traffic between August 23 and late November between the entrance to the Central School then entrance to apartments near Hinesburg Road. This project will last two construction seasons (through 2019) and includes a full depth reconstruction of Market Street.
Allard Square is scheduled to be completed this year with 39 units of affordable senior housing. Snyder-Braverman has submitted applications to start an additional building this year for Champlain Housing Trust.
Renovations are in full swing at the University Mall (Note: they are open for business while preparations are underway!) for the opening of Target and H&M stores in October. The Library has a new Children’s Librarian - stop by to say hi in their University Mall location across from the I-Hop!
SoBu Spaces 2020: ENGAGE! to develop a concept for a new Library + Senior Center + City Hall on Market Street is nearly complete. Option D is the preferred Concept and is being refined to work out details (such as cost) prior to presentation to the City Council.
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.
Planned City Development
There are many projects throughout South Burlington in various stages or planning or construction. Each project passes through the Planning & Zoning office—including permits, development review, and planned growth. Regulations govern the development within the City, including land development regulations.
The most recent version is now available.
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.
EARLY VOTING OPEN
You can vote now at City Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. There are articles on the proposed Community Center.