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802-865-7144 / cedofd@burlingtonvt.gov
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Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)

Room 32 City Hall / 149 Church Street / Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-7144 / cedofd@burlingtonvt.gov
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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.

WHAT'S NEW

 2016 Draft One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development 

The City of Burlington is soliciting input on housing and community development needs in connection with the development and activities of its 2016 One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development, as part of federal requirements under 24 CFR Part 91.105 for planning and allocation of federal funds from CDBG, HOME and other HUD administered programs.  

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on housing and community development needs, the draft One-Year Action Plan and on the funding recommendations of the CDBG Advisory Board, which serve as the basis for the One-Year Action Plan.  The public is encouraged to review the Plan and funding recommendations, attend the Public Hearing, and comment.  Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on June 3, at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401 or mesbjerg@burlingtonvt.gov.  

2016 Draft One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development 

GREEN UP DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 8:00 am – 12:00 pmJoin your colleagues, family, neighbors and friends for the City’s 46th annual Green Up Day.  Pick up green-up-day-bags and other cleaning supplies between Monday, May 2 and Friday, May 6 at 5 key locations around the City, including City Hall, BED, and the Sustainability Academy at Barnes -- or at selected sites the day-of.  Select here for more information.

How to Be a Better Landlord Training, Monday, May 9th from  5:30—7:30PM

Join the Burlington Lead Program and Code Enforcement for a FREE DINNER at Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall for an opportunity to learn about the different resources and free services available for rental property owners. Presenters include – Burlington Lead Program, Burlington Code Enforcement, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, Vermont Gas, Burlington Electric Dept. Association of Africans Living in VT, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Vermont Tenants, Hoarding Task Force, and more. Space is limited and registration is highly recommended. Please contact the Burlington Lead Program at 865-5323 or lpyatt@burlingtonvt.gov with questions or to reserve your seat.  

The Burlington Lead Program is offering its next FREE Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Class on Wednesday, May 25th both in Contois Auditorium inside Burlington City Hall. Space is limited, so please contact Lauren Pyatt at lpyatt@burlingtonvt.gov or 865-5323 to sign up. Classes start at 5pm. 

 

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.

 

CEDO is receiving applications for the 2016 - 2017 CEDO AmeriCorps program for  up to 24 full time, half time and quarter time service positions with Burlington area non profits, government departments and agencies. CEDO proposes that members  will receive training and mentoring and provide direct service to support economic opportunity for individuals from underserved populations, innovative responses to pressing community problems, and capacity building for organizational change.

AmeriCorps* Social Justice positions with the City of Burlington CEDO's We All Belong Program - Apply now to serve this Summer as an AmeriCorps member from May thru August 2016.

CEDO's We All Belong Program is in its sixth 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 diversity and equity knowledge network and training program, please contact Marcellla Gange, mgange@burlingtonvt.gov

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 / cedofd@burlingtonvt.gov.

 
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