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Department of Public Works

2021 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.We will be building 13 separate rain gardens (some with additional subsurface structures) 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.



Neighborhood Engagement to date:

  • July 2019
    • Front Porch Forum notice about soil borings
  • March 5, 2020
    • Presentation to Ward 6 NPA on project
  • March 13, 2020
    • Letter mailed to residents about project
  • April 2020
    • Direct email & Front Porch Forum updates on project delays due to COVID-19
  • July 1-10, 2020
    • 2nd letter mailed to residents
    • Project flyers handed out to residents by Councilor Karen Paul
  • July 9, 2020
    • DPW Staff marked proposed system boundaries in chalk paint for residents to see on the ground
  • July 13 & 14, 2020
    • Series of 4 Zoom meetings held to inform residents and take feedback
    • View a copy of the presentation slides HERE
  • December 10, 2020
    • Residents notified via email of project changes
    • Notification included upcoming meeting links explaining changes further
  • December 16, 2020
    • Series of 2 meetings explaining design changes
    • Link to presentation here
  • January 6, 2021
    • Notifications sent directly to abutters on proposed parking changes
  • January 8, 2021
    • Front Porch Forum posting to larger neighborhood on proposed parking changes
    • Includes information on how to attend DPW Commission meeting on January 20, 2021
    • Click the tile below to see copies of the parking change notification letters for each street effected




Jenna Olson
    Water Policy & Programs Manager, 802-863-4501