AROUND THE PLAN
a long-term vision
There is nothing like an illustration to bring complex ideas to life. What follows are a collection of examples and drawings—some simple and others very bold—for how the urban design principles and “Big Ideas” discussed previously could actually come to life and what these ideas might look like. While little, if any, of the new development illustrated here will actually be built exactly as envisioned, taken collectively the following pages represent a strong and lasting vision for the future of Burlington’s downtown and waterfront—a vision that will have a positive impact on the economy, business climate, tax base, affordability, mobility, environment, and quality of life for the City long in to the future. What is particularly important is that all of these ideas for the built environment, economy, housing supply, and transportation system are considered together so that they can compliment and support each other and present a truly comprehensive vision for the future, one that reflects the ideas and input of hundreds of citizens, stakeholders, and City Departments, all of whom will play a critical role in turning this vision into a built reality.
Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan for Burlington, Vermont. Adopted June 10, 2013.