Chamberlin Neighborhood & Burlington International Airport: Resolution, Letters, & Plans

Chamberlin Neighborhood & Burlington International Airport: Resolution, Letters, & Plans

The City of South Burlington, through its City Council, City Hall administration, and residents, has been in an ongoing conversation regarding the announced FAA Home Buyout Program announced in September 2016. The program identified 39 homes in the Chamberlin Neighborhood as eligible for participating in selling to the FAA, due to increased airport noise. Additionally, a noise abatement and home insulation program has been discussed in the City. While this is an ongoing discussion, there have been some recent actions that have been taken: Correspondence with the FAA In December…

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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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City Withdraws Offer for Central School Property

City Withdraws Offer for Central School Property

No decision on consolidation leads to retraction of property swap offer The South Burlington Steering Committee, comprised of both City Council and School Board members, met recently to discuss their current work. One of the top items discussed was the School Board’s work regarding school consolidation. At the meeting, it became clear that the School Board did not appear to be in consensus on consolidation. Based on this information, the City Council has retracted its offer to acquire the Rick Marcotte Central School property. The City Council had made an…

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Cities Settle Tax Dispute — Burlington International Airport

Cities Settle Tax Dispute — Burlington International Airport

The city councils of both South Burlington and Burlington have approved a settlement agreement that draws to a close a dispute over property taxes paid to the City of South Burlington by the City of Burlington for the Burlington International Airport (BIA) property. This ends an approximately 5 year dispute between the two communities over the assessment of the BIA property that ultimately landed in Vermont Superior Court. The Councils took this action almost simultaneously at regular meetings held the evening of August 15th. “This was an enormously complex property…

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