Moran Plant

Moran Plant Site Layout Per Zoning Permit

The Moran Plant, built in 1953, is a historic coal fired power plant known for its architecture and innovation. It is currently a derelict structure located on Burlington's waterfront in the heart of downtown.

You can view Mayor Weinberger's "Open Letter to the People of Burlington" of July 2, 2012, about the future direction for the redevelopment of the Moran site here.  

As part of the Moran Revisioned process, the City is launching the Waterfront and Downtown Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP).

What does this mean for the Moran Plant Re-visioning?

This is an expansion of the re-visioning process for the Moran Plant that places it within a more comprehensive approach to public investment on the waterfront. The Moran Plant is located within the Waterfront TIF district and redevelopment proposals for it will be considered as part of this process. We anticipate that one or more concepts for the building and site will be considered as part of this process. The PIAP will ensure that potential public investment in Moran will be weighed against a wide range of other public investment opportunities.

Current Activity

The Public Investment Action Plan process (https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/Public-Investment-Action-Plan-PIAP ) concluded in 2013.  This process identified a project known as New Moran, Inc. to advance to a public vote in March of 2014.

In the fall of 2016, the City issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Detailed Letter of Approach for the redevelopment and operation of the Moran Plant and associated lands. 

A redacted version of the proposal submitted by New Moran, Inc. on December 22, 2016 is here

Additionally, the Administration charged CEDO with developing the Moran Municipal Generating Station Deconstruction and Demolition Study