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It's Ready! Read the Final Report from Fairweather Consulting:
Vision & Economic Development Strategic Plan for West Burke Village
The Village of West Burke is in the midst of a sustained effort to regain its historical role as a vibrant, welcoming center of the community. The One Burke organization has spearheaded this work, leading the community through a planning effort to create public sewer and water infrastructure in the Village and create a vision for a revitalized Village.
The West Burke Visioning and Economic Development Strategy has been undertaken as an outgrowth of this effort. It identifies potential uses to be incorporated in a revitalized Village, establishes a vision for West Burke’s future and lays out steps to implement that vision...READ FULL REPORT
Revitalization Steering Committee Meeting Minutes:
VIDEO of 1/12/21 meeting with guest. Caitlin Corkins of the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Caitlin shared information relevant for property owners in West Burke Village and elsewhere about tax credits, grants, and other assistance available to help them with property enhancements.
One Burke Village Revitalization Task Force
One Burke Trails & Transportation Task Force
(Due to COVID-19, meetings are happening virtually)
IF YOU ARE INTERSTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A TASK FORCE OR THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE REVITALIZATION PROJECT, PLEASE EMAIL BURKECHAMBER@BURKEVERMONT.COM
One Burke was formed in 2017 as a result of a series of Community Visits organized by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. The visits included residents of Burke and provided idea gathering sessions so that residents could voice their thoughts on a vision for the community. As a result of the visits, the following task forces were created:
These points of vision were compiled from vision statements that were shared during Community Visit Meetings and supported by the majority of participants at the Resource Meeting and an online survey. The statements represent broad hopes that the majority of responding residents have for the long term good of the Burke community.
Burke residents look to a future for the community where: