New South Burlington Bike Routes
In partnership with the Bike and Ped Committee, the Recreation and Parks department has created three new family friendly bike rides around town. These rides can vary in distance and come attached with both a visual map and a write-up to help you navigate the routes. Be sure to take pictures along the routes and share with the Recreation department @SBrecdept on Instagram and Facebook. We would like to thank Outdoor Gear Exchange who has agreed to take $10 off a Town Bike Rental if you bring in a copy of the maps.
A special shout out to Amanda Holland, Cathy Frank, and Bob Britt! This project would not be possible without their dedication to improving biking in South Burlington!
Dog Park Public Forum
Accepting Applications for City Committees
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?
The City Center construction season is already in full swing!
Underway is the complete reconstruction of Market Street, including new utilities, shared use paths, landscaping, and street lights. Expect Market Street to be closed to through traffic until November of this year. Black Bay Ventures is completing 12 additional townhouse apartments next to their first development at the Hinesburg Road end of Market Street. Lots is going on – see pictures from time to time on the City Center Facebook page.
In the middle of Market Street, Champlain Housing Trust has 60 units of affordable and market rate housing under construction. When the project opens this year, the first leg of Garden Street will also be completed.
Blackbay Ventures is developing another 12 townhouse apartment units next to their earlier development. These will be very similar units with front porches and parking in the rear.
Next to Allard Square, a 39 unit senior housing development occupied in 2018, and south of the Central School, the City is permitting 180 Market Street – a Library, City Hall, and Senior Center in order to begin construction this year.
Last summer of 2018, City Center Park opened but this year will see some finishing touches. This is the first completed TIF District financed project. This park may be accessed from the Barrett Street path, where we will be adding some interpretive signage. While you’re there, you will notice many new plants (more coming this year) most of which are busy strengthening their roots underground. “Let it Grow” and help support them by staying on the paths and within play areas.
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.
Allard Square, located on Market Street is one of the new projects that was complete in 2018. This is an affordable housing community for seniors. There are 39 apartments located at Allard Square and 25 of the apartments are subsidized so renters only pay approximately 30% of their income.
To learn more about new projects please contact the Planning and Zoning office.
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.