Governor Scott Announces $525,000 Grant to Support City Center Senior Housing

Governor Scott Announces $525,000 Grant to Support City Center Senior Housing

Today from South Burlington’s City Hall, Governor Phil Scott announced a $525,000 community development grant to the City. The federal Community Development Block Grant will help build City Center Senior Housing—39 units of affordable senior housing located in the City’s Tax Increment Finance District (TIF). Private developers Chris Snyder and Kevin Braverman will join forces with Cathedral Square, a non-profit affordable housing provider, to build new senior housing on Market Street. This is the first of many proposed projects located in South Burlington’s new City Center. South Burlington voters approved…

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Public Art Proposal: Herb Ferris

Public Art Proposal: Herb Ferris

HERB FERRIS herbferris.com Herb Ferris is a sculptor who describes his work as “the feeling of a hockey player’s gesture when he scores a goal; a batter celebrating a home run; the raised arms of the referee in football signaling a successful field goal.” He states that some of his work creates an entrance into the landscape, calling your attention to that space. In Japan those structures are called toriis, or gates, marking the entrances to special places. Walking through them becomes a reminder to stop and look. Other work…

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Public Art Proposal: Geese by Sculptor Tyler Vendituoli

Public Art Proposal: Geese by Sculptor Tyler Vendituoli

TYLER VENDITUOLI vendituoli.com Tyler Vendituoli is a metal sculptor and works at Conant Metal & Light. A UVM graduate with a concentration in fine metals and sculpture, Tyler creates unique pieces using a wide variety of materials. Clients have included the Vermont Comedy Club, The Archives, Echo Center, SEABA, Pingala Cafe, Spike Advertising, Burlington International Airport, Washington Park Hotel (FL), and private collectors. “My work is from my innate curiosities, observations of the world, and my compulsion to explore the capacities of materials, filtered through the lens of my client, so…

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Public Art Proposal: Echo by Billings & Wasserman

Public Art Proposal: Echo by Billings & Wasserman

ELIZABETH BILLINGS & ANDREA WASSERMAN elizabethbillings.com andreawasserman.com Working together, Elizabeth and Andrea have been producing public art for more than 20 years—designing, fabricating, and installing site-specific public art projects of all sizes and budgets.  Both alumni of Cranbrook Academy of Art, their work celebrates the history, the community, and biodiversity of a geographical area, connecting community with nature. Bold, as well as contemplative, respectful of the environment and a focal point, the artwork anchors the viewer to a location. The dynamically patterned artwork, integral with landscape, creates a quiet strength that…

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