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Mayor Weinberger Statement Regarding Future of Memorial Auditorium


September 25, 2017
Contact:  Katie Vane


Mayor Weinberger Statement Regarding Future of Memorial Auditorium

Burlington, VT – Mayor Weinberger today released the following statement regarding the future of Memorial Auditorium.


“Memorial Auditorium has been vacant for approximately nine months, and I understand that there is great interest in knowing the City’s future plans for this important building.


“In our history, Memorial Auditorium has served as a valuable assembly space, and as we pursue its revitalization and adaptive re-use, we should prioritize how the building will continue to serve that vital function for our community. I look forward to beginning a robust process in late fall to determine the building’s future. This process will build upon planBTV: Downtown and Waterfront community planning efforts, and is expected to culminate in a City Council-approved competitive RFP/RFQ process. As part of that process, the City will seriously explore a proposal that continues the historic use of the building as a publicly-owned and operated assembly space. Further, I expect the City to evaluate all proposals on the quality and availability of their proposed public assembly space, how well they preserve the historic building, how the proposed projects will activate this important gateway to our City, and other to be determined criteria.”


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