Winter’s Coming to Downtown BTV

If you couldn’t tell by the dreary weather, it’s now November and that means winter is coming to Burlington. Learn more about everything that is happening, including another busy holiday season downtown.

First, city parking garages will continue to operate normally throughout the season. Guest should know that College Street Garage is now at back at full capacity following the completion of some much needed repairs.

City Garages will also be vital during the inevitable snowstorm we will face at some point this winter. All city garages will be available for drivers to park their vehicles overnight to get them off the street. When parking ban lights are flashing, parking is prohibited on any street in the residential areas from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and in the downtown/Church Street Marketplace areas from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. Burlington uses Nixle as a way to alert residents to parking bans and other events. For more information visit Winter parking page on the City’s website.

This winter, construction on the Burlington City Place development will begin. This will start with the demolition of the Cherry Street garage. This construction will be significant in the downtown, but it is important to remember that businesses are still open and parking is available. CEDO is providing updates and resources for this project on their dedicated webpage.

This holiday season, Park Burlington is partnering with DPW, the Church Street Marketplace and the Burlington Business Association to offer free downtown parking from Parkmobile. On select days in November and December, Parkmobile users will be able to use promotional codes to access free parking at downtown meters. We’ll be updating our Parkmobile webpage with all relevant details shortly. 

New Year’s Eve will feature the 34th annual First Night Burlington. Buttons are on sale now and will allow guests to access a variety of family friendly events. First night attendees are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle operated by Green Mountain Transit. Downtown parking will be available and people should arrive early to ensure they find a spot. Learn more on First Night’s parking information page.

Park Burlington will continue to provide updates and articles on these and other projects throughout the winter. For more information “Like” us on Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter.