New housing in Middlebury wins $6M

The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) on Monday awarded Summit Properties $6,075,405 to help drive down the costs of building 30-40 units of for-sale “workforce” housing.

Nonprofits are building a case for housing

Local advocates for the homeless continue to battle for resources to assist one of the state’s most vulnerable populations, and they’ve developed another currency — to go along with people power and dollars — to assist in their efforts: Information.

Plan filed for big Middlebury housing project

The starting gun has officially been fired on the financing and review of a project that would bring 150-250 units of new mixed-income housing to Middlebury.

Middlebury placed on fast track for housing

Middlebury has earned a Neighborhood Development Area, or NDA, designation from the state for a large swath of property in its core village area.

Train brings steps toward big grants to plan housing

Three Addison County municipalities are well-positioned to receive a $100,000 grant to plan future housing, bike paths and other facilities that could dovetail with the new passenger rail service in their communities.

Historic city properties sized up for housing

Two historic West Main Street properties could at some point add much needed housing stock to the city of Vergennes — one probably sooner than the other, according to the person who owns one and is a member of the partnership that owns the other. 

Top Ten 2022: Housing crunch worsens

Addison County’s — and Vermont’s — dearth of affordable housing has been well-chronicled during the past three decades. And 2022 added another sad chapter to a housing dilemma that began to touch all segments of the market.

State encourages building mid-priced homes

With many Vermonters feeling stuck because of the increasing costs of homes and the dire lack of availability, state and local officials have announced a new program to build more moderately priced homes across the state. 

Bristol looks for ways to build more housing

Bristol’s planning commission is about to begin a deep dive into the local zoning regulations in the hopes of identifying changes that would expand housing opportunities in and around the town’s village.

County housing coalition seeks towns’ support

A group of local advocates is engaged in efforts to improve housing opportunities and health care access for houseless individuals and families in Addison County.

Letter to the editor: McGill would help affordability

We have a tremendous affordable and workforce housing shortage in Addison County and in Vermont.

Bristol & Vergennes get housing money

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board recently announced that it had awarded funding to create and rehabilitate 283 new homes in 12 communities statewide. One fifth of these homes will serve households that have experienced homelessness. 

Middlebury housing plan takes shape

The Middlebury community has a tremendous appetite for new details about a large, mixed-income housing development to be sited off Seminary Street Extension, and representatives of Summit Properties on Sept. 7 shared some appetizers for a main course that … (read more)

More details coming Wednesday on Middlebury housing complex

MIDDLEBURY — The company that is planning to build more than 88 units of “mixed-income” housing off Seminary Street Extension in Middlebury will host its second public information meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 7. In a meeting at the Middlebury town office … (read more)

Esther Charlestin leaves Middlebury selectboard

Middlebury selectboard member Esther Charlestin is stepping down from her position due to her impending move to a different Addison County community.