Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces Downtown Parking Changes

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington will implement several changes to the downtown parking system to both improve the customer experience and to ensure the City has a sustainable plan for maintaining the parking system and infrastructure in the downtown.

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Waterfront Development Moves Forward

In the next twelve months you’ll see new parking, improvements to the Bike Path, and fewer power lines on the Burlington Waterfront. The Burlington Business Association checked in with Assistant Director of the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), Nate Wildfire, to learn the latest.

Meeting with the Mayor June 2014: Talking Taxes

Taxes –we call them a certainty. In Burlington the city’s nearly $63million municipal budget is funded 24% by the nearly 650 commercial/industrial properties for a total of over $19 million. In effect, 6% of the properties cover nearly a quarter of the budget.

What’s Up With the Champ Heads?

In an effort to curb panhandling, the Church Street Marketplace has teamed up with the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) on a new program entitled, Have a Heart, Give Smart.

From bribing with brownies to Beijing, Burton looks to the future

From bribing with brownies to Beijing, the Carpenters spoke to the Burlington Free Press about Burton's history and it's future. With 20% of Burton's sales coming from bags, backpacks, luggage and apparel, the Burlington-based business is transitioning from a strictly snowboard maker to a lifestyle brand.  

The Burlington Business Association awarded Burton with our Business of the Year award at our Annual Dinner in April.  Read more about what makes Burton one of Burlington's best in this BFP Innovative article.

Member of the Month: Spirit of Ethan Allen

Did you know that the Spirit of Ethan Allen is the largest cruise ship on Lake Champlain? It's also one of the largest banquet facilities in Vermont! Last week the BBA and 75+ members kicked off the summer season with a morning cruise aboard the SOEA. But their cruises encompass so much more - lunch, brunch, dinner, murder mysteries, dancing...if you're looking for something to do this summer, don't say we didn't inform you!

 

Burlington Considers It’s Parking Options

Parking has been the primary concern of many downtown business owners, and considered "frustrating" in the eye of the public, but there is a new emotion around parking in Burlington, and that is one of excitement.

5/22 Press Conference, Photo - BFP

Mayor Reveals New Housing Strategy for BTV

Burlington Free Press - Burlington's quest for economic vitality must include a "foundational" commitment to more (and more affordable) housing for its middle classes, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced today.

Speaking at a media conference at Fletcher Free Library with other advocates of urban life, Weinberger's comments followed the release of a yearlong study that outlines strategies for residential development.

Photo - City of Burlington

WTF: What’s Going on in Burlington’s Urban Reserve?

Seven Days - Up until a few days ago, a weather-stained lighthouse sat offshore from Burlington's Oakledge Park. It never had any luminary ability; it was, in other words, a fake. And now it's gone.

If you've traveled a few miles farther north up the Burlington Bike Path, you've likely noticed that the Urban Reserve — the 40-acre stretch of land between the Moran Plant and North Beach also known as the North 40 — resembles a construction site right now, with the requisite Porta-Potties, gravel piles and large equipment.

News, Updates and More on BTV’s Parking Program

Burlington's parking team - Burlington Business Association (BBA), Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), and Public Works (DPW) - has started work on the city-wide parking initiative approved by Burlington City Council in early 2014.

Our team’s goal is to develop a new parking management system for all of Burlington - improving the experience for businesses, residents and visitors.
 

      

BBA E.D. Joins 3rd Annual Mayor’s Multi-Modal Tour

Pine Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements, Partnership to Achieve National Recognition for Walking and Biking, and planBTV Process for South End

BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine found herself enjoying a morning with Mayor Miro Weinberger while he promoted active transportation options during his 3rd annual Mayor’s Multi-Modal Tour around the City. Folks joined the Mayor to travel around town by foot, bike, bus, electric vehicle, and vanpool. 

Hill Institutions key drivers in Burlington economy

Over 15% of Fletcher Allen’s 7,000 employees live in Burlington. - according to Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. John Brumsted who spoke at the 12th annual BBA Business Summit on May 6. Their total payroll: $90 million.

“These are healthcare experts who could work anywhere they want, but choose to come here because of the quality of life….Burlington and the state of Vermont have become synonymous with quality of life and healthcare," Brumsted said.

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