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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. Our mission is to engage our community to build a vibrant, healthy, and equitable City.


Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Class in Burlington 

The next Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th from 5-8pm at Burlington City Hall inside Contois Auditorium.  There is no fee for this class. If you would like to register or have questions about the class, please contact Lauren Pyatt at 865-5323 or Our class on Thursday, March 30th is full.

The Burlington Lead Program is compiling a list of EMP certified contractors who are willing to be contacted by persons wanting to get their properties EMP compliant. If you would like to be added to the public list, please contact the Burlington Lead Program by calling 865-5323 or email Lauren at

The Neighborhood Project

This Request for Proposals invites responses from consultants or teams of professionals with experience in housing, community development, urban planning, historic preservation, real estate development, financing, and/or other relevant disciplines to assist the City of Burlington and its partners, the University of Vermont, Champlain College and Preservation Burlington to prepare The Neighborhood Project, a strategy and toolkit for neighborhood stabilization in Burlington, VT.  Questions concerning this RFP must be made via email per the schedule outlined below. Full details can be found in the PDF below.

  • Issue date: March 20, 2017
  • Questions due: April 5, 2017, by 12:00 noon, EST
  • Proposals due: April 28, 2017, by 2:00 p.m. EST


Inquiries/submissions to:

Gillian Nanton
Assistant Director – Sustainability, Housing & Economic Development
Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
149 Church Street Burlington, VT 05401

RFP Deadline:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Document Link:  The Neighborhood Project Request For Proposals

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds

Please see the City of Burlington, Community and Economic Development Office, CDBG Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds for the Champlain Housing Trust BRHIP project here.  The full notice will be posted at the Clerk Treasurers Office and/or the Community and Economic Development Office in City Hall from March 20th, 2017 - March 31st, 2017 for public comment.    

Burlington Inclusionary Zoning Report

On January 31, 2017, a draft evaluation report on Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance was presented to the Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee. The evaluation represents the first detailed review of the City’s 26-year-old Inclusionary Zoning policy, one of the proposals contained in the 2015 Housing Action Plan.  The report includes numerous findings and recommendations and will be the subject of further debate and discussion in the weeks and months ahead. A working group is being established to review and consider the recommendations contained in the report. 

The City and CDNR Committee would like to thank all those who participated in the January meeting and invite further comment on the draft IZ evaluation report. Comments may be sent via email to Councilor Selene Colburn, Chair, CDNR Committee, at or Gillian Nanton, Assistant Director, Sustainability, Housing & Economic Development, CEDO at gnanton@burlingtonvt.govLearn more about Inclusionary Zoning at the City’s dedicated page here.

The full draft IZ report can be found here

Presentation slides of the IZ report can be found here.


The Great Streets Initiative is under way! The Initiative is a culmination of many years of planning, including the public vote in 2014 to use the City’s downtown TIF district to make new investments in the downtown's public infrastructure. The November presentation highlighted the Main Street corridor and City Hall Park. The Main Street concept plans focus on improvements to the public right-of-way, including sidewalks, street trees, stormwater, lighting, and bike facilities. The design work for City Hall Park will advance concept plans that emerged from the 2012 Imagine City Hall Park process.

Comments on the public presentation on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 will be taken until December 9th. Visit the website for more information, and to view the presentation that was taped by Channel 17, the slideshow from the presentation, and to leave comments or feedback.

Environmental Review - Affordable Housing at Cambrian Rise

The attached notice is related to the possible investment of federal funds in the proposed project located at 351 North Ave, Burlington (future address yet to be determined) and known as "Affordable Housing at Cambrian Rise.”


Burlington Harbor Marina

The Burlington Harbor Marina Project, one of the projects selected during the open Public Investment Action Plan process in 2013, has proceeded to development agreement and plans to be approved by City Council. To review those proposed plans and documents, please visit here.


BTC Mall Redevelopment: 

On April 20, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the draft predevelopment agreement between the City of Burlington and the mall property owner, Don Sinex's BTC Mall Associates, LLC. The proposed redevelopment will create and preserve hundreds of downtown jobs, help address the City's housing challenge by creating at least 270 new homes, of which at least 20% will be permanently affordable, and restore both St. Paul and Pine Streets as city streets. The City will build up to $21.89 million in public infrastructure improvements using future property tax revenue generated by the estimated $200 million project using TIF.  Mayor Weinberger has asked the City Council to take action on the draft predevelopment agreement at its May 2, 2016 meeting. To review the draft predevelopment agreement, exhibits, and presentations from City and mall design teams, visit:


Sustainability and Climate Action Planning

Burlington's Mayor Miro Weinberger recently signed the "Compact of Mayors", a global coalition of city leaders dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making their communities more resilient to climate change, and regularly reporting progress.  By participating in the Compact of Mayors, Mayor Weinberger reinforces Burlington’s commitment to climate action.  For more information on the Compact, please visit here:   To learn more about Burlington's work to reduce greenhouse gases, visit the Climate Action Plan site at:


Burlington Lead Program


As #btv property owner Eric Lafayette tells it, working with the Burlington Lead Program "is a no-brainer." By enrolling with us, this building also qualified for the Healthy Homes program. As a result, this property is getting new windows, interior and exterior paint jobs, new flooring and more! Thanks Eric, for taking part in the Burlington Lead Program and for sharing your story. #btvlead



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

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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