Railyard Enterprise Project

The purpose of the Railyard Enterprise Project is to develop a network of multimodal transportation infrastructure improvements, which incorporate the principles of Complete Streets, to support economic development in the area; improve livability of the surrounding neighborhoods; enhance multimodal travel connectivity between the Pine Street corridor and the Burlington Waterfront South area; and improve intermodal connections to the Burlington Railyard.

 

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Project Area

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Public Participation

Public Meeting # 3 – December 9, 2015, 6:30pm | Arts Riot (400 Pine Street)

Public Meeting # 2 – May 21, 2013, 7:00pm | Main Street Landing Great Room (60 Lake Street)

Local Concerns Public Meeting # 1 – March 7, 2013

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Documents

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Committee MEETINGS

Steering Committee Meeting # 8 – Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 624 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting # 7 – Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 654 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting # 6 – Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 654 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting # 5 – Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 654 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting # 4 – Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 645 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting #3 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 645 Pine Street

Steering Committee Meeting #2 – Tuesday, May 7, 6:00pm | Burlington DPW, 645 Pine Street

Project Kickoff Meeting – January 29, 2013

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COMMITTEES

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Amy Bell, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
  • Karen Walton, Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA)
  • Michele Boomhower, VTrans
  • Rodger Brassard, Ward 5
  • Julie Campoli, Burlington Resident
  • Frank Cioffi, GBIC
  • Chapin Spencer, Burlington DPW
  • Chris Jolly, Federal Highway Administration
  • Matt Mahoney, King Street Neighborhood Redevelopment Corp.
  • Mary Anne Michaels, VT Railway
  • Neil Mickenberg, Burlington Resident
  • Michael Monte, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Andy Montroll, CCRPC Board
  • Peter Owens, Burlington Community & Economic Development Office
  • Joan Shannon, Burlington City Council
  • Jason Van Driesche, Local Motion
  • David White, Burlington Planning & Zoning

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Background

The Railyard Enterprise Project will follow an enhanced scoping process to accommodate requirements of the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts/Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) initiative.

WHAT IS SCOPING?

Scoping is the initial phase under the Project Development process, where a specific transportation problem is defined and articulated in the Purpose and Need statement; alternatives are then developed and evaluated that address the problem; and finally a preferred alternative is selected that meets the Purpose and Need while minimizing environmental and other resource impacts. Throughout the scoping process, the public has numerous opportunities to provide input on the issues and proposed solutions.

WHY FOLLOW A PEL PROCESS?

In the past, work done under Scoping was often duplicated when the project moved into the environmental review process. The Federal Highway Administration has recognized this as an issue that created delays in project delivery and has addressed it through the Every Day Counts (EDC)/Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) initiative that allows for planning/scoping level information to be used in the environmental permitting phase (NEPA process).

Using a Scoping/PEL process for the Railyard Enterprise Project will help streamline the project development process by minimizing duplication of effort during the NEPA process thus expediting delivery/completion of the project.

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Contact

For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 846-4490 x *11.

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