Market Street Reconstruction

This project will reconstruct Market Street - from Dorset Street to Hinesburg Road - as a downtown street. The street was designed in concert with the development of the City Center Form Based Code District. 


It is funded with a mix of funding sources, including TIF District financing.  The public voted on November 8, 2016 to authorize the City to obtain a municipal bond to fund the construction of this project. Federal grants have also been secured.


The City received a Federal earmark in 2004 and immediately began working on obtaining Federal environmental clearances, the first of which was granted in 2010.  Since then, design is nearly complete and the project is in the permitting and right-of-way phase.  Construction could begin as early as 2018 and may be completed in by 2020. 


Dorset Street to (future) Garden Street 

Form-based code allows 2 - 6 stories. Retail ground floor, mixed use above.

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Garden Street (future street) to Potash Brook 

Form-based code allows 1 - 4 stories. Mixed-use.

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Potash Brook to Hinesburg Rd

Form-based code allows 1 - 2.5 / 3.5 stories.  Residential in scale

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Stormwater pond/public space

West of Potash Brook Market Street Crossing 


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VHB, Inc leads project design and has extensive project management/public outreach experience in Vermont including downtown St. Albans and Barre and offers support services in traffic engineering, pedestrian and bicycle facility design, and stormwater management. 

SE Group is the lead landscape architecture firm on the team and brings local streetscape and urban design expertise and direct knowledge of climate appropriate materials from projects in Burlington - downtown Church and lower College streets - and most recently St. Albans Main Street.


Whole Systems Design, LLC rounds out the team with a focus on enduring, comfortable human habitats. The team also includes subconsultants specializing in utility design, soils, and property acquisition.


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