Here's help for organizations and communities who want to save treasured old buildings for community use. This practical handbook by Judi Bell and Steve Harris tells you how to carry out a successful preservation project using a volunteer workforce and limited funds.
Here is a basic guide to taking care of historic barns and farm buildings. It includes some general guidelines, a short history of barns, ten tips for barn maintenance and repair, ways to adapt barns to other uses, sources of advice and funding for barn preservation, and a list of organizations that offer assistance to those working on their barns.
This book provides basic information on the law, the issues, and the process of Agency of Transportation projects for citizens and public officials in Vermont towns. 1995, 1998.
Is it possible to mix ingredients such as entrepreneurship, investors with charitable spirit, customer and community participation, and new systems of distribution to start and support a thriving locally-owned, small-scale, downtown department store?
One of the challenges facing Vermont's communities is the struggle to keep the post office in the town and village centers and to ensure that the design solution fits respectfully in the community. Factors such as cost and efficiency drive United States Postal Service decisions to relocate local post office, sometimes to sites outside of the town center.
Post offices, municipal halls, libraries, courthouses, and other public buildings can play a critical role in keeping downtowns and town centers strong. Conversely, the loss of key public buildings can seriously damage the fabric of downtown. A report on successes in Saratoga Springs New York from planning journalist Philip Langdon.
Detailed here are specific reasons why locally owned businesses matter and practical ways to plan for a homegrown economy, foster revitalization and unite independent businesses.
Written in the months following 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, this booklet covers the basics of what you can do prior to a flood event, how to properly clean your building after a flood, and general information for homeowners and municipalities.