On September 7th, officials from Devonwood Investors, CEDO, DPW, PC Construction and the BBA provided an update to downtown businesses regarding Burlington City Place (formerly Burlington Town Center) construction.
The process, which is broken up in two phases, will take roughly 32 months to complete. Phase one, which is expected to span 20 months, will have an impact on Bank and Cherry streets between Saint Paul and Pine streets. Two lanes of traffic will remain on both streets, however construction fencing will temporarily prevent access to 33 parking spaces. All 33 parking spaces will become available again in phase two.
An important focus of the meeting was communicating that despite the construction downtown, Burlington is still open for business. Businesses should communicate that streets are open, that parking is available and that visitors to the downtown will not be impacted by the construction site.
Parking for both downtown workers and visitors was also a major point of discussion. The City and development team are encouraging people to check with Park Burlington on parking options, including city garages and leased parking opportunities. As always, biking is a great way of navigating downtown. Park Burlington has some resources for you on our bike parking page and Local Motion has a page dedicated to maps and routes around the area here.
The construction phase of the project is set begin with the demolition of the Mall’s Cherry Street parking garage. Construction will not begin until the City’s improvements to the College Street Garage are completed; once completed, there will be 1,200 parking spaces available between College Street and Lakeview garages. The City of Burlington, Burlington Business Association and Park Burlington will continue to keep Burlington businesses and the public notified of updates and schedules.
Anyone with questions or comments should reach out to CEDO Director, Noelle MacKay at 802-865-7174 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to information about last month’s meeting, more information about the Burlington Town Center redevelopment can be found on the city’s website. The latest updates can be found on their website here or by clicking the image on the right.
July 20-BCP Redevelopment Presentation
Sept. 7–BCP Presentation
Sept. 7–BCP Meeting Notes