Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP)

Through the City's Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP), the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) received fifty concept proposals during a two-month Request for Concepts period for infrastructure improvements on the waterfront.  Between May 16 and June 4, 2013, the Public Investment Team (PIT) met three times in open, deliberative meetings to review project concepts and advance a total of 29 proposals in 3 categories forward to the next round.

Over the summer and early fall, the 29 finalists responded to a Request For Proposals issued by the City, with final proposals due October 17, 2013.  The City received 9 final proposals - five from private entities and four from the public sector - many of which were proposals submitted by several of the 29 finalists combining together.  Elements of those final proposals as well as public comments received can be found under FINAL PROPOSALS .

Five Open Houses were held in the City Hall lobby the week of November 11, 2013, with comments from those forwarded to the Public Investment Team. 

Final proposals were discussed and scored by the Public Investment Team at two public meetings held on November 20 and 21, 2013, in City Hall.  Scores for each proposal from the Public Investment Team can be viewed under FINAL PROPOSALS.

Scores and comments were then advanced to the Mayor's office, and the Mayor created a project slate to go before City Council Committees.  The City Council voted in January to put the projects on the March ballot for a  public vote.

Questions may be directed to Nate Wildfire, CEDO's Assistant Director for Economic Development, at nwildfire@burlingtonvt.gov


The Waterfront Revitalization Plan describes the overall strategy for the waterfront and the major projects and elements of that strategy. This is the guiding document for the City's waterfront development activities.