CHT and Howard Center Move Forward to renovate 322 St. Paul St.
Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) and the Howard Center are moving forward to renovate 322 St. Paul into a group home for the residents of Lakeview, a home on the diocese property on North Avenue being purchased by Burlington College. The appeal period for the permits has passed, and Shay Totten of Seven Days has a blog post up about it: http://bit.ly/jSy8OY “A mediation session ordered by a Vermont judge may settle, amicably, an ongoing dispute over a group home run by the Howard Center for Human Services. Its landlords — the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont and Burlington College — want to relocate the residents, but so far, that’s been difficult to do. HowardCenter officials hope the 17 residents can stay in the single-family home at the former Diocesan property on North Avenue through the summer, which will give the organization enough time to rehab another property in Burlington. The proposed new home is located on St. Paul Street adjacent to Smalley Park, and is owned by Champlain Housing Trust. The home should be renovated and ready to receive the residents by late summer, perhaps early fall, said Michael Monte, chief operating officer of the Champlain Housing Trust…(Source: Seven Days, April 27, 2011, by Shay Totten)”