Cambrian Rise Development Awaits Act 250 Decision
Burlington residents have been waiting for months to hear about the next phases in the Cambrian Rise neighborhood.
With such a large project, the Act 250 District #4 Commission was expected to take months to review all of the prepared information and studies, to ensure all details are in order before issuing an approval. The review period is now drawing to a close.
In Vermont, state law Act 250 is a common application, that requires all major residential developments to meet ten distinct criteria (many of which involve approvals from state + local agencies), after undergoing similar reviews and receiving approvals at a local level. The Act 250 permit for the development of Cambrian Rise is expected sometime this month. With this last remaining permit in hand, groundbreaking for the first new buildings will shortly be announced.
In 2017, the development team met numerous times with neighbors and residents along North Avenue to discuss the impact of development and construction on new and existing residents in the neighborhood. Many questions were raised and answered during extensive Act 250 proceedings that took place from July through October. The developer continues to keep dialogue open on issues of concern to neighbors.
The next stages of development will increase affordable housing opportunities -- both for sale and for rent -- in Burlington. To read more about the joint effort of Cambrian Rise and the Champlain Housing Trust, click here.
**As of January 30th, 2018, Cambrian Rise did receive permit approval, and will be moving forward with the next phase of development.
Posted on January 10, 2018 updated on March 14, 2018