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CityPlace Burlington Phase 2 Plans Revealed

An artistic rendering of CityPlace Burlington Phase 2 from Church Street

(Photo Credit: Seven Days)

In our latest blog post from earlier this month, we provided an update on the status of the long-stalled CityPlace Burlington Project; more specifically, the 3-acre parcel of land which was previously home to the Burlington Town Center Mall.  With that first phase of development now under complete control by local developers, many wondered what was to come to the surrounding buildings which remained co-owned by the original project developer, Don Sinex.

That subject was addressed during a recent meeting of the Ward 2 & 3 Neighborhood Planning Assembly, where attendees were treated to a sneak peak of the second phase of the project which includes the redevelopment of the remaining, intact parts of the old mall surrounding “the pit” as well as the building that used to be home to L.L. Bean. 

The concepts unveiled included a four-story, 15-unit apartment building with frontage on Church Street as well as a 12-story, 240-room hotel with an entrance that would be located on the newly built section of St. Paul Street.  Additionally, the plans also include two new restaurant venues (one of the first floor and another on the roof), underground parking for approximately 100 cars, multiple ground level retail spaces and a pedestrian walkway connecting Church Street to the proposed Phase 1 building located in between St. Paul and Pine Street. 

a schematic design of CityPlace Burlington Phase 2

(Photo Credit: Seven Days)

It was mentioned during the developer’s presentation that they expect to apply for the applicable zoning permits sometime in the near future.  The final piece of the project, Phase 3, will involve the redevelopment of the old Macy’s building which is currently the temporary home to Burlington High School.  With the uncertainty of when a new school facility will be ready to welcome students, the focus remains on beginning construction of phase 1 while at the same time applying for permits for the proposed concepts of phase 2.  

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