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Blog :: 05-2013

New King Street Apartments On the Way!

Have you ever been driving up and down King Street this year and wondered what the construction is at the corner of King and South Champlain? Well...wait no longer!

Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) plans for a new affordable housing complex, on the corner of South Champlain and King Street, are currently underway. The project began in the Fall of 2012, with the demolition of the former Homeport warehouse, and is projected to conclude by the end of June 2013.

Current renovation of existing two-unit brick structure, along with the addition of a new 14 residential unit, would add a grand total of 16 units (15-one bedroom and 1-two bedroom units) to the King Street area. Click on the following link to view more details on the King Street apartments; as submited by the Burlington Department of Planning and Zoning.

Remember to stay tuned to our blogs for the latest news and information and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding this and other related projects happening around Burlington.

Current construction of apartments on the corner of King and South Champlain Street.

Current construction of apartments on the corner of King and South Champlain Street.

The former Homeport warehouse that was torn down last year.

The former Homeport warehouse that was torn down last year.

What's Happening this Summer on Campus?

Just because the class of 2013 has graduated and moved back home doesn't mean that college campuses around the state are taking a break. Here are a few major construction and renovation updates that are happening on the grounds of Saint Michaels', University of Vermont, and Champlain College.

Saint Michael's College

On Friday, June 8th at 5pm, Saint Michael's College will be holding an opening event for the start of the

Construction of the new UVM entrance sign underway.

Construction of the new UVM entrance sign underway.

Quad Commons Project.   The construction involves the building of a  new student center and a residence hall on central campus and is projected to be completed by the start of the 2013 fall semester. Click here to learn more about the Quad Commons Project.

University of Vermont

Several of UVM's student residence halls  will begin renovations starting on May 20th. These buildings include Mann Hall, Living and Learning Center, and Marsh-Austin-Tupper (MAT). 

Construction of a new UVM entrance sign, at the intersection of Main street and Beaumont Avenue, has been underway and is scheduled to conclude around the end of July. For more information regarding details of the residence hall renovations and other related UVM projects click on the following link: UVM Construction Updates.

Champlain College

The Res Trio Project will add three new residence halls to the Champlain campus by July 2014. The first phase involved the construction of  Juniper Hall, which was completed in the fall of 2012. The second phase, which will begin this summer, aims at constructing the final two dorms, Butler and Valcour Halls.

If you have any questions regarding these topics feel free to contact us at Lipkin Investment Properties.

New Transit Center on St. Paul Street Coming Fall 2015?

This past week, the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA), voted unanimously on a plan for a new transit center on the block between  St. Paul and Cherry Street. The new building is planned to contain an indoor waiting lounge and restroom facilities, in addition, to eliminating existing bus traffic crossing the Church Street Marketplace.

On June 30th, the CCTA will vote on a finalized plan for the new transit center. If accepted, Burlington residents can expect to see a new transit station in the Fall of 2015. Total projected

A  proposed image for the estimated $9.8 million dollar Transit Mall and Bus Station on St. Paul Street.

A proposed image for the estimated $9.8 million dollar Transit Station on St. Paul Street.

costs are estimated to be around $9.8 million dollars. However, details regarding building costs and specific customer amenities are still being negotiated. 

Still want to learn more about this project?

On May 31st, at 6:00pm, a public hearing will be held in the City Hall for anyone interested in viewing the plans for the new Transit Station.

Remember to stay informed on the latest news regarding this project by visiting CCTA website. Or, click on the Burlington Free Press article to read more: St. Paul Street Selected for Burlington's New Transit Mall.

The King Street Center Project

For over forty years, the King Street Center, has been providing educational programs and daycare services for many families in the Burlington area. From summer adventure camps to after school tutoring and daycare programs, the King Street Center has been an important provider for the Burlington community.

Currently, the Center plans on doubling its size in order to accomodate more programs and services for children, ranging in ages from preschoolers to teenagers. Vicky Smith, executive director of the Youth Center,

King Street Youth Center located on 87 King Street, Burlington VT.

The King Street Youth Center, located on 87 King Street, Burlington VT.

told the Burlington Free Press that "our building is bursting at the seams," and the "current facility undermines the program's vision for the new center."
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Raise the Bar Capital Campaign plan for a $4.5 million dollar, 20,000 square foot expansion.

The King Street Center, speared by Raise the Bar Capital Campaign, has raised close to four million dollars in their efforts towards a final projected cost of $4.5 million. The new building is said to be completed by 2015 with all fundraising efforts aimed at being concluded by winter of this year.

To find out more about the Raise the Bar Campital Campaign or to learn more of its plans for a new and improved youth center click here: King Street Center. Additional information can be acquired by visiting the Burlington Free Press article, King Street Center Plans to Expand.

Burlington Waterfront Update!

The  Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) will be holding two public hearings next week regarding project submissions for the development of Burlington's waterfront. Over the past few months the Public Investment Action Team has received numerous submission ideas from the public; anything from the construction of a new Burlington High School to a gondola ride connecting Burlington's Church Street to the waterfront.

Fletcher Free Library located on 235 College St. Burlington, VT.

Fletcher Free Library located on 235 College St. Burlington, VT.

Everyone is welcome to attend this two-day open house to view presentations of 'waterfront visions' as well as give any feedback to proposed plans. Please plan on attending one of these sessions either on Tuesday, May 7th (9am-9pm) or Wednesday, May 7th (9am-6pm) at the Fletcher Free Library.   Current plans for Burlington's North-40  as well as what is in store for the future of the Moran Plant will also be discussed here. Feel free to stop by anytime between then!

Check out the Burlington Waterfront Revitalization Plan to view current proposals or visit the Community & Economic Development Office  link above for more information.