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JUNE 29 2021
This is your BBA Brief, a quick look at three issues on the horizon for Team BBA.
We'll give a quick lowdown of issues of importance to you and your business that we're watching this week.
Join the discussion or rest easy knowing we're on the case advocating for our members and a vibrant Burlington.
Happy Tuesday, all.
As the City Place project remains tied up in legal disputes, Burlington's vacancy rate drops below 1%.
CityPlace Burlington promises to provide affordable housing in downtown Burlington. Despite support from Mayor Miro Weinberger and Burlington City Council, the much needed downtown revitalization remains at a standstill.
On Friday, Mayor Weinberger announced his plan to bring the parties together for two mediation sessions in July. The BBA encouraged this action. The timeline for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars to pay for city infrastructure at the project site is running short. The BBA does not have a position as to the merits of either party’s position.
Police Transformation Plan - the Public Safety Survey preliminary results have been released. Look for a recap in next week’s Brief.
Redistricting to account for 2020 Census - Burlington City Council passed a resolution last night to create an Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of one resident from each ward. The goal is to bring a plan forward to voters in March of 2022.
Amtrak to BTV - Construction continues. Stay informed.