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Department of Public Works

2020 South End Green Stormwater Infrastructure


This is an example from Booth St of what the new gardens will look like, albeit on a larger footprint.7-1-2020 UPDATE: We are restarting outreach efforts on this project, and staff will be in the neighborhood during the week of July 6, 2020 to mark out the proposed systems to scale with temporary chalk paint.  We will then be hosting neighborhood meetings at several times between July 13 and 14, where residents can learn more about the project and its benefits, and ask questions, as well as provide general feedback.  Information to access those meetings is below.

We will be building 6 roadway bioretention projects - consisting of 15 separate rain gardens and other treatment systems - to slow storm flows and filter out pollutants. These projects are being built with grant-funding at no cost to the ratepayer. Each generation of Burlingtonians has made significant progress in reducing their footprint on Lake Champlain. The Clean Water Resiliency Plan (CWRP) - approved by over 90% of voters in 2018 - is our effort to reinvest in and upgrade our aging infrastructure, and use best practices to combat the effects of and become more resilient to climate change. These 6 projects were planned under the CWRP with years of careful planning, sound engineering and design, using a best practices approach to managing stormwater in the 21st century. Collectively, these projects will manage nearly 6 acres of stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, and help mitigate the most challenging of the few remaining Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) points in Burlington. 

Here's a map of the GSI projects - highlighted in green - we have planned this year in the South End.

We invite you to join us on July 13 or July 14, 2020 for a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss this project. We are excited to share details about the benefits that these installations will bring to the neighborhood, to the City and to our watershed. We will also discuss likely construction impacts and the removal of on-street parking required to install these rain-gardens. 

You can access whichever meeting session works best for you with the access information below:

Date / Time Zoom Link    Call-in number & ID   
 July 13 | 12:00 p.m.    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86247130140  

(646) 558-8656

ID: 862 4713 0140  

July 13 | 7:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84365807246 

(646) 558-8656

ID: 843 6580 7246

July 14 | 12:00 p.m.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87978294655

(646) 558-8656

ID: 879 7829 4655

July 14 | 7:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87047763316

(646) 558-8656

ID: 870 4776 3316





Jenna Olson
    Water Policy & Programs Manager
    JOlson@burlingtonvt.gov, 802-863-4501