City Planning

Projects in the Works

planBTV in the Works is all about implementation, and there is A LOT going on!

How are all these planning efforts being actually implemented on the ground? What happens with all those great ideas that make it in the plans? Well, this is where you can learn about it all. We'll show you the relationships between everything that is happening and you will find links to the projects themselves for more information.

Burlington Town Center Public Process
Visit the website for more information on the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center. This is directly implemtating planBTV-Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan.


The Downtown Parking Improvement Initiative is working hard to implement the new parking management system for all of Burlington beginning Fall 2014. The new improvements aim to make parking more convenient and improve the experience for businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP)

PIAP was an extensive public process that helped to identify how the City would use $5 million of Tax Increment financing for public improvements on the waterfront. 50 conceptual proposals from throughout the community were submitted, 9 finalists underwent extensive and detailed review, and 5 were ultimately approved by the voters for funding.

Waterfront Access North
The Waterfront Access North project involves rebuilding the end of Lake Street, realigning and upgrading portions of the bike path, brownfield remediation, utility undergrounding, new skatepark, sidewalks, plantings, and lighting improvements, and all other needed public improvements.

Downtown Form-Based Code
A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code offers a powerful alternative to conventional zoning regulation. We have developed a Form-Based Code for the downtown and waterfront area of the City as implementation of the planBTV-Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan.

This project of the City has created a set of Downtown Street Design and Construction Standards (BTV's first!), is working on the re-design of Main and St. Paul streets, and the rehabilitation of City Hall Park.


For more about how this work and more connects directly with the recommendations in planBTV, check out this list of completed and ongoing initiatives to bring our community vision into focus