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802-865-7144 /
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Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)

Room 32 City Hall / 149 Church Street / Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-7144 /
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The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. We work with the community to foster economic vitality; preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment; and promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Burlington.

What's New:

Get Ready for Green Up Day 2015! Saturday May 2nd!

The City of Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation has released a request for proposals for food and beverage concessions in City Hall Park this summer.  The concession agreement runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.  Please see the attached RFP for more information.  The deadline for proposals is May 7, 2015.

The City of Burlington is soliciting input on housing and community development needs in connection with the development of its 2015 One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development and on activities to be undertaken as part of that Plan, as part of its federal requirements under 24 CFR Part 91.105 for consolidated planning and allocation of federal funds from CDBG, HOME and other HUD administered programs.  The City anticipates receiving $732,146 in CDBG dollars and $351,855 in HOME dollars to support housing, community and economic development activities. The City will also allocate $28,596 in Entitlement 14 funds. 
On Monday, April 27, 2015, at 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on housing and community development needs, on the draft One-Year Action Plan and on the funding recommendations of the CDBG Advisory Board, which serve as the basis for the One-Year Action Plan. Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on May 8, 2015, at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401or
For more information, or information on alternative access, contact Marcy Esbjerg, Community & Economic Development Office, at 865-7171

Join us at our second Public Forum on Downtown and Residential Parking!

Come learn about the next phases of the downtown and residential parking studies, check out the data we’ve gathered since the last forum, offer your feedback on next steps for downtown parking, and engage in facilitated group discussions about residential parking.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Ave.

Parking in the church lot is prohibited.  Please park on-street or in the Church Street Marketplace garage.  The first two hours in the garage are free.

Can’t make it to the forum?  Visit to check out the online comment tool.  Here you can answer questions related to next steps for the downtown and residential parking initiatives.

Job Openings at CEDO: 

Revised Housing Action Plan:  The most recent revision to the Draft Housing Action Plan is available here.  This version incorporates comment from the City Council's Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee on March 24. Previous versions are available here and here for reference.  The plan was under discussion by the CDNR from November to January, and the revised version reflects comments received and provided by that Committee. You can view public comments received on the earlier and revised versions here.

Social Justice AmeriCorps Positions Now Available:  The We All Belong Program is currently hiring individuals who are committed to social justice to serve as AmeriCorps members starting in September 2014.  We are seeking individuals who are excellent communicators and can work across cultures to support the diversity and equity work in Burlington area non-profits, schools and city departments.  [Read More]

Burlington Town Center Public Input Tool Live!  Please visit our new web page for public engagement and the latest news on the Burlington Town Center Redevelopment process.

Burlington Lead Program Awarded $3.4 Million Grant:  On September 30, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced grant awards under the federal fiscal year 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Burlington was awarded a $3.4 million grant as one of 20 communities under the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. We understand that HUD received 16 applications from among the 6 New England states and only 6 were selected for funding. These funds will allow the Burlington Lead Program to address lead-based paint hazards and other substandard housing conditions in 160 units over the next 3 years. For more information or to enroll your property in the program, please call 865-LEAD or go to  [Press Release] [HUD Press Release]


CEDO's programs are available to all people regardless of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, HIV positive status or genetic information. For information on the accessibility of CEDO's programs, contact us at 802-865-7144 /

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