Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) purchased South Meadow Apartments in Burlington’s south end for $19 million today. Built 25 years ago, South Meadow is home to 148 apartments, including 40 affordable units. Dunkiel Saunders is honored to have represented CHT in closing the transaction and to have helped preserve affordable housing units in Burlington.
Dunkiel Saunders attorneys Geoff Hand and Rebecca Boucher will present at Vermont Legal Aid’s “Planning Sustainable Communities for All” on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Hand and Boucher will speak at the Land Use Planning Law CLE (9:15 AM to 10:45 AM) and the Affordable Housing Development & Land Use Law CLE (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM).
The conference is part of The Housing Discrimination Law Project, a project of Vermont Legal Aid, that recently released a study that found there was housing discrimination occurring in Vermont.
The conference will be held at Double Tree Hotel at 1117 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403.
Salisbury Square, located in Randolph, Vermont, held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for completion of Phase I of the development project.
Among the brownfield redevelopment project’s first phase was cleanup of the contaminated parcel, previously home to the Ethan Allen Furniture Company, and historic renovation and construction of apartment complexes.
For its part in the process, Dunkiel Saunders worked closely with the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) and the Hartland Group to secure an approved Corrective Action Plan from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, to help the developers obtain local zoning and Act 250 permits for the project, and to help address state historic-preservation issues related to the existing buildings and structures on the site.
The project will ultimately provide 22 single-family homes and duplexes and 14 affordable-housing apartments for families in the community, renovate an historic building, and help to support and revitalize the historic village center.