Archive March 2014
Burlington’s waterfront vote could allow some construction to begin later this year
Coverage by: Burlington Free Press / April Burbank
The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is another beneficiary of the TIF dollars: The city committed an estimated $500,000 to help the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center prepare to move its offices out of a windowless Public Works garage and into a new building near the Moran Plant.
Executive Director Mark Naud said construction will probably begin next spring, depending on how the project coordinates with the Waterfront Access North project. The sailing center already has the permits it needs to start construction, Naud said.
Mayor Weinberger supports CSC as part of proposed TIF investment
“It is time for the 20-year-old Community Sailing Center to have a permanent home on the waterfront. The proposed TIF investment will leverage approximately $4.5 million of independent investment by the Sailing Center and allow the Sailing Center to expand its programs and services that allow hundreds of Vermonters from all backgrounds to enjoy the Lake every summer.”