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: 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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I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Workshop—Output

I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Workshop—Output

Last week, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and the City of South Burlington hosted a public workshop to explore the needs and improvements for the I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian crossing. As you might imagine for one of the busiest areas in the state, this crossing (both east and west over I-89) could use some improvement for many reasons. Attendees were engaged in identifying ideas—broad and specific—that could be useful to prepare options for improved transit for this busy area. At the end of the workshop, each participant had the…

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PRESS CONFERENCE: SUPPORT IS STRONG FOR CITY CENTER PHASE I

PRESS CONFERENCE: SUPPORT IS STRONG FOR CITY CENTER PHASE I

The City of South Burlington has been working toward the development of a downtown—City Center—for decades. Over the last few years, new development has occurred in the district including Trader Joe’s, Pier One, Black Bay Housing (at the east end of Market Street), and most recently the new CVS Pharmacy. A critical component to move forward in making further development a reality includes investment in public infrastructure. The City has state legislative approval to implement a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in a portion of City Center. Some of the…

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