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2023-'24 Exploration of Public/Private Partnership for redevelopment of the Memorial Block

2024 Pre-Development Agreement

City Council Meeting 03/11/2024

City Council Presentation 02/26/2024

City Council Presentation 11/06/2023



2022 RFP


Prior Redevelopment Studies

2018 Renewal Process

See supporting references in the City's studies:

Other Studies

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Physical Conditions and Required Repairs

The City has wrestled with deferred maintenance and code requirements for the Memorial Auditorium building for many years. Over the years, the City has invested funds to address these needs, but it has not been sufficient to keep pace with the continuing structural deterioration and functional obsolescence.  In both 1994 and 2021, the City went to the Burlington voters requesting bond funding to invest in the building, but did not get the required two-thirds (2/3) vote to pass.  The voters did approve $1 million in bond funding for analysis and stabilization of the building in March 2022.   

Throughout the years, there have been a number of assessments done on the condition of Memorial Auditorium all of which can be found below. 

Most recently, the City worked with structural engineer, Engineering Ventures, to do a stabilization review and provide recommendations and cost estimates.  The intent of the review was to reduce the potential injury to people in and around the building, and to reduce the potential for further weathering or structural failure over the next three (3) years to enhance the feasibility of future redevelopment of the building.