Daily Buzz | Pop-Up Retail Opportunity in Burlington
Also, stay tuned: possible postponement of public hearing
Good Morning, Burlington, and Happy Monday to You!
Burlington’s 3rd Ave will be offering pop-up retail opportunities, thanks to UpNext and Nordblom Properties. During the months of May and June, premium retail space will be offered at a subsidized rate, allowing entrepreneurs, artists, and other retailers will have the opportunity to make connections with potential customers and experiment and expand their concepts. Read more about this opportunity below, and apply here!
Tonight, the Select Board is expected to reopen the public hearing regarding the proposed Winn View Heights II development in the Winnmere area of Burlington. Opponents of this project have come to speak at Select Board meetings a couple of times in the last several months, and the Board voted 2-1-1 (with one member being absent) not to provide a letter of the support for this project.
That one absence is the reason the proponents have requested the Board reconsider the proposal. However, a request for postponement has been issued because it appears that a couple of bylaws were not followed when posting for this hearing. Namely, the requirement for notice of this kind of public hearing to be posted 14 days ahead of time and for detailed information to be sent to various town Boards and the abutters.
I don’t have official word yet, but it’s possible this public hearing will be postponed. Stay tuned to Facebook for more information; I’ll post there as soon as I know.
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Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
8:30 AM - Sculpture Park Committee will run down some spring event ideas as well as updates on expected construction and a bench for Paul Raymond, longtime municipal contributor who retired from Planning Board recently. (Virtual)
4:00 PM - LEGO Club, ages 5-11 at the library
5:30 PM - Ways and Means Public Safety Subcommittee meets to discus fire warrant articles for May Town Meeting. (Burlington Fire Station 2 Conference Room)
6:00 PM - Recreation Commission has several things on the agenda this week, including welcoming a new Assistant Program Coordinator, upgrading the dog park, and a discussion of the Municipal Vulnerability Program Action Grant. (BHS)
6:00 PM - Select Board will also discuss the Municipal Vulnerability Program Action Grant. I don’t have firm word yet about whether or not the Winn View Heights Public Hearing will be canceled, but I’d say it’s a strong possibility. Keep an eye on Facebook for the latest. They’ll also discuss Town Meeting articles and more! (Town Hall and virtual)
7:00 PM - Trivia Night (Hybrid library event; Register)
7:00 PM - Teen Paint with Diamond Mandala Coasters (Library event; Register)
7:00 PM - Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will discuss physical access needs, the development of a proactive inclusion statement, extended school year programs, and more. (Virtual; The direct web link isn’t posted, but joining information is on the agenda here.)
Sports and Activities
Red Devils Track hosts Wakefield today at 4:00 at BHS.
Our softball team is traveling to Wilmington, while the Wilmington team travels here for baseball; all games start at 4:15.
Boys’ tennis is in Wakefield at 4:15.
Have a lovely day, Burlington! I’ll see you tomorrow.