Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. We have a mission of engaging our community to build a vibrant, healthy, and equitable City.
CEDO hosting Equity and Inclusion training program 2016, in its seventh year working with Burlington area non-profits, city departments, and agencies, to help them create more inclusive workplaces and to more effectively serve Burlington’s diverse community. The program is designed for non-profits and municipal departments with a commitment to diversity and equity and looking for help to make system-level changes. For more information about joining this equity and inclusion knowledge network and training program, please contact Marcellla Gange, firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Report Available for Public Comment
The City of Burlington is submitting its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report on the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds for the program year ending June 30, 2016 to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The draft report is available for public comment through Monday, September 26 when a public hearing will be held in Contois Auditorium. Written comments can also be submitted directly to the Community & Economic Development Office or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Environmental Review - Affordable Housing at Cambrian
The attached notice is related to the possible investment of federal funds in the proposed project located at 351 North Ave, Burlington (future address yet to be determined) and known as Affordable Housing at Cambrian Rise.”
The Burlington Lead Program will hold its next EMP Class on Thursday, October 13th from 5-8PM inside Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall. If you are interested in attending or have questions about the class, please contact Lauren Pyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-5323.
Burlington Harbor Marina
The Burlington Harbor Marina Project, one of the projects selected during the open Public Investment Action Plan process in 2013, has proceeded to development agreement and plans to be approved by City Council. To review those proposed plans and documents, please visit here.
BTC Mall Redevelopment:
On April 20, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the draft predevelopment agreement between the City of Burlington and the mall property owner, Don Sinex's BTC Mall Associates, LLC. The proposed redevelopment will create and preserve hundreds of downtown jobs, help address the City's housing challenge by creating at least 270 new homes, of which at least 20% will be permanently affordable, and restore both St. Paul and Pine Streets as city streets. The City will build up to $21.89 million in public infrastructure improvements using future property tax revenue generated by the estimated $200 million project using TIF. Mayor Weinberger has asked the City Council to take action on the draft predevelopment agreement at its May 2, 2016 meeting. To review the draft predevelopment agreement, exhibits, and presentations from City and mall design teams, visit: www.burlingtonvt.gov/btvmall.
Sustainability and Climate Action Planning
Burlington's Mayor Miro Weinberger recently signed the "Compact of Mayors", a global coalition of city leaders dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making their communities more resilient to climate change, and regularly reporting progress. By participating in the Compact of Mayors, Mayor Weinberger reinforces Burlington’s commitment to climate action. For more information on the Compact, please visit here: http://www.compactofmayors.org/ To learn more about Burlington's work to reduce greenhouse gases, visit the Climate Action Plan site at: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/Sustainability
Burlington Lead Program
As #btv property owner Eric Lafayette tells it, working with the Burlington Lead Program "is a no-brainer." By enrolling with us, this building also qualified for the Healthy Homes program. As a result, this property is getting new windows, interior and exterior paint jobs, new flooring and more! Thanks Eric, for taking part in the Burlington Lead Program and for sharing your story. #btvlead burlingtonleadprogram.org
Revised Housing Action Plan: The final draft of the Housing Action Plan submitted to and approved by City Council is available here. For comparison, the prior draft is available here. This version incorporates comments from the City Council's Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee on June 14. Early versions are available here and here and here for reference. The plan was under discussion by the CDNR from November to January, and the revised version reflects comments received and provided by that Committee. You can view public comments received on the earlier and revised versions here.
Burlington Town Center Public Input Tool Live! Please visit our web page for public engagement and the latest news on the Burlington Town Center Redevelopment process.
CEDO's programs are available to all people regardless of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, HIV positive status or genetic information. For information on the accessibility of CEDO's programs, contact us at 802-865-7144 / email@example.com.