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"Bus Barns" Affordable Housing Project
Burlington, Vermont's Bus Barns project, at the intersection of Riverside & North Winooski Avenues, gets its name from the property's original use as a terminal and maintenance facility for the city's horse-drawn carriages and buses, circa 1875-1885.
The look of the Vermont Transit site was maintained in two of the old buildings, one of which was conveniently converted to Section 811 housing to take advantage of the wide doors and level flooring. Twenty-five units of new rental housing were built and commercial space made available for a market, dry cleaners, and for the Good News Garage (http://www.goodnewsgarage.org/).
Several funding sources came together to complete the project:
Content Archived: March 21, 2011