Experts agree that investment today in housing and infrastructure in growth centers creates jobs, leverages private investment, boosts local property tax revenues, and builds stronger communities, neighborhoods and regions. This year, with the support of the legislature, I am pleased several bills were passed that will make our community centers even stronger.
Joined by legislative leaders at the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference, Governor Phil Scott signed S135 into law Thursday to expedite state permitting for housing and increase public investment in buildings and infrastructure in state-designated centers, among other pro-growth initiatives...
An effort to preserve 22.5 acres of land just off the Randolph exit of Interstate 89 has just under a month to finish raising $1 million.
The town of Putney, wanting to save its downtown “grocery and gathering space” after back-to-back fires, is about to find out.
Two historic agreements will allow the protection of valuable farmland and scenic gateway in Randolph.
“Cheese is our vehicle for preservation,” Browne says. Indeed, along with barn preservation grants and farmland conservation, promoting Vermont’s artisan, high-end dairy industry has become a major part of the state’s multifaceted approach to keeping its farms and landscape intact.
Over the coming year, the grant programs will distribute more than $400,000 in matching grants to projects around the state for the rehabilitation and repair of civic buildings and barns.
Rutland High School and Rutland Middle School took top honors at the third annual 3D Vermont Modeling Event.
Seventeen matching grants totaling $211,369 will aid in the restoration and maintenance of significant historic agricultural buildings in ten counties around the state.
Woodstock — When the Vermont Land Trust put the historic Gilbert’s Hill property up for sale last year, its aim was to find buyers with conservation and environmental ethics as strong as its own....
The Walter Cerf Community Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, announced 2016 grant awards totaling $111,060 to 29 organizations.
One of the distinguishing features of the Vermont landscape is the relative absence of the kind of sprawling development at its highway interchanges that characterizes, say, the retail red light district at Interstate 89’s Exit 20 in West Lebanon.