Letter to the editor: Thoughtful planning needed in adding housing

Change happens. It happens in spite of us. Change can be random and with unexpected consequences, or it can be carefully planned for and achieve more predictable results.

Four-level building OK’d in downtown Midd

The Middlebury Development Review Board has unanimously OK’d a mixed-use building on South Pleasant Street that will host offices for Marble Trail Financial and a penthouse residence for that business’s owners.

Top Ten 2023: Once again, housing is scarce

A lack of available housing created a lot of problems in 2023, not only for folks trying to settle in Addison County, but for various businesses and institutions trying to fill vacancies on their workforce rosters.

City plan change aids housing

The Vergennes City Council last week as expected approved a change in the city’s municipal plan that should pave the way for a substantial number of new housing units in the city’s northeastern quadrant — possibly more than 130.

Vergennes could ease rule further on housing

After hearing from a Main Street property owner and a former city planning commission member, the Vergennes City Council has altered a proposed amendment to the Vergennes city plan to make it less restrictive and allow more new housing than the amendment … (read more)

No Act 250 bow-out for city housing plan

The owner of two Vergennes condominium and apartment buildings under construction overlooking Otter Creek has been denied a final attempt to avoid an Act 250 permit requirement. 

City a test case for ‘gentle infill’

With affordable and workplace housing a critical need for Addison County and Vermont as a whole, some advocates are working on a plan to expand housing in town centers in a way they say is “gentle.”

Bristol celebrates opening of Firehouse Apartments

While the Stoney Hill business park nears completion on Bristol’s Firehouse Drive, community members are celebrating the opening of a new affordable housing development across the street. 

Up to 130 housing units eyed in Vergennes

The addition of a single clause to one sentence in the Vergennes City Plan could open up a vacant 14.4-acre parcel off the north end of Main Street for around 130 housing units.

218-unit housing project now under review

The Middlebury Development Review Board on Monday, Sept. 25, conducted its first review of preliminary plan by Summit Properties to build a 218-unit, mixed-income housing project on 35 acres of Middlebury College-owned land off Seminary Street Extension.

Addison County Community Trust fundraising gala on tap

The event, “Addison Housing Rocks!” is dedicated to raising awareness about the pressing need for affordable housing in our region.

Letter to the editor: Come to fun event & brainstorm housing solutions

How can we as a community make it possible for folks working in the area to have a decent place to live that is not financially out of reach?

Letter to the editor: Public lands could be used to help housing crisis

The local housing crisis is complex enough that it will take more than one relief method to fix it.

Group eyes more housing in county

The Addison County Regional Planning Commission this summer is taking a three-pronged approach to help create more dwelling opportunities in what is currently a super-tight housing market in our area.

Housing expands with Firehouse Apartments in Bristol

A new crop of affordable housing units is taking shape in Bristol. Once completed, the Firehouse Apartments development will provide 20 mixed-income units, with the first tenants set to move in this September. 

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