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

The Waterfront Master 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.



If you have any questions, please email Kirsten Merriman-Shapiro, CEDO's Senior Projects & Policy Specialist, at kmerriman@burlingtonvt.gov