On April 15, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed the legality of amendments to the City of Burlington’s Act 250 permit for Waterfront Park that authorize the City to expand use of the Park for public events during all four seasons of the year, and to host events such as the Vermont City Marathon, Oktoberfest and the Penguin Plunge. In Re. Waterfront Park Act 250 Amendment, 2016 VT 39. The decision recognizes that Waterfront Park is a "dynamic resource" for the City, and its increased use "has been and will continue to be important to the City’s cultural, recreational and social life, and its prosperity." Id. at ¶ 29. Karen Tyler handled the briefing and argument in the Supreme Court for the City, with assistance from Brian Dunkiel and Geoff Hand. The firm is proud to have supported the City in this important win for public access to the waterfront.
To learn more, read Seven Days’ article on the decision: "Vermont Supreme Court Says Burlington Can Party On at Waterfront Park."