Act 250 Rundown

During 2000, the Vermont Environmental Board received 670 permit applications for Act 250, Vermont's land use law. That figure is down 13 percent from the 777 applications received in 1999. Estimated construction costs for the projects totals $511 million. Here's a list of Act 250 applications with costs higher than $250,000 in Chittenden, Washington, Orange, Lamoille, Franklin, Grand Isle and Addison counties. Projects are listed according to district and construction cost.

Source: Vermont Environmental Board/Denise Wheeler

Applicant Location Request Completed Construction Cost Project
District 4: Chittenden County
IBM Corp. Essex Junction 6/16/00 $64,380,950 Manufacturing and support buildings
Fletcher Allen Health Care Inc. Burlington 8/25/00 $23,844,437   Ambulatory facility and education center
McConaughy and Farrell South Burlington 6/20/00 $8,439,400 Building addition and four-story building
Pointe Associates of Forestdale Ldt. Essex 1/07/00 $8,304,535 Residential complex
Wright/Morrissey Realty Corp. South Burlington 6/20/00 $7,886,000   Affordable housing and hotel
Main Street Landing Co. Burlington 5/25/00 $6,700,000 Inn and entertainment center
Agency of Transportation Highgate 1/28/00 $5,975,628 Reconstruction
Hauke Building Supply Inc. Burlington 5/26/00 $5,837,100 Redevelopment of Ethan Allen Shopping Center
Hannaford Bros. Co. South Burlington 10/13/00 $5,017,468 Lowe's Home Center
City of Winooski Winooski 4/26/00 $4,820,000 Downtown development
Burlington International Airport South Burlington 1/19/00 $4,300,000 Concourse attachment
Bus Barns Limited Partnership Burlington 5/31/00 $3,000,000 25-unit affordable housing
Huber and Suhner Essex 8/28/00 $2,871,715 Addition to manufacturing facility
Miller Realty Group LLP Shelburne 5/19/00 $2,329,000 Combining lots and landscaping
Burlington Food Service and Cooper Family First Partnership Burlington 11/16/00 $2,222,324   Building addition
Larkin Realty South Burlington 1/21/00 $1,582,322 32-lot residential subdivision
Taft Corners Assoc. Williston 11/20/00 $1,560,000 Garden center
FW Webb Co, Inc. Williston 6/23/00 $1,280,000 Warehouse and parking
Town of Colchester Colchester 1/31/00 $1,176,947 Bike and pedestrian path
Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp. Colchester 7/6/00 $983,000 Building addition with parking
Adams Properties Williston 12/1/00 $979,940 Building addition
Fitzgerald Construction Inc. Richmond 7/21/00 $765,750 14 residential lots
Chimney Corners Colchester 12/15/00 $670,675 Office industrial building
The Van Sicklen Limited Partnership South Burlington 1/18/00 $625,000 28 residential lots/20 duplex units/ 1 homestead lot
Catamount/Winooski Inc. Winooski 8/30/00 $605,000 Multi-tenant industrial building
Chase Development Properties South Burlington 5/31/00 $578,565 Warehouse
Allen Ferrisburg 12/18/00 $504,900 Addition to clay art studio
Bay Creek Limited Partnership Colchester 2/11/00 $498,100 48-unit residential duplex/ 10 single family units
Riverside Auto Body South Burlington 3/20/00 $440,000 Auto body service building with parking
The Brown Ledge Foundation Colchester 8/31/00 $418,600 Kitchen and dining hall
Sheridan Milton 7/14/00 $342,175 Fitness and child care center
Pidgeon Williston 10/16/00 $340,655 Industrial building
Homestead Design Co. Essex 6/22/00 $306,680 Commercial and retail space
Fraternal Order of Eagles Milton 6/7/00 $267,600 Addition to Eagles Club
The Miller Group Essex 1/24/00 $250,000 60-space parking lot
District 5: Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties
Request Construction Applicant/project Location
Completed Cost Vermont Granite Museum
Barre 7/19/00 $2,975,000 Exterior building renovations
Smugglers' Notch Management Co. Cambridge 2/22/00 $2,280,066 62 condo units
Randolph Area Community Development and Fay Properties Randolph 8/14/00 $2,046,782   20-unit affordable housing
Barre Seventh-Adventist Church Berlin 5/15/00 $1,794,567 School building
Vermont Food Bank Barre 5/26/00 $1,200,000 Office and warehouse
Country Club of Vermont Waterbury 4/20/00 $1,014,800 Phase 1 of clubhouse
Barre Area Development Inc. Barre 5/26/00 $1,008,530 Incubator building
Copeland Properties Inc. Bradford 9/5/00 $882,500 Building addition and storage space
Smugglers' Notch Management Co. Cambridge 8/4/00 $500,000   Double chair lift and five ski trails
Adelphia Cable Berlin 11/28/00 $435,100 Storage for communications equipment
Manosh Morrisville 3/15/00 $360,000 Extension to existing construction
AT&T Co. Northfield 4/12/00 $308,000 Storage building
Demars Properties Cambridge 3/15/00 $288,000 Apartment building storage
Pilgrim Partnership Waterbury 11/15/00 $268,400 Manufacturing building
Golden Eagle Motels Inc. Stowe 9/18/00 $251,000 5-room addition to motel
District 6: Franklin and Grand Isle counties
Request Construction Applicant/project Location Completed Cost Northwestern Medical Center St. Albans 6/1/00 $3,630,000 Surgical addition
Vermont Precision Tools Inc. Swanton 12/21/00 $3,500,500 Manufacturing facility
Bryce Realty Inc. Georgia 2/2/00 $1,037,500 Warehouse
Ingleside Equity Group St. Albans 9/27/00 $1,000,000 Retail building and service station
Citizens Utilities and Bell Atlantic Grand Isle 2/18/00 $924,300 Pole line rebuild
Goodrich Properties LLC St. Albans 3/22/00 $351,040 9-unit condo
FW Webb Co., Inc. St. Albans 8/31/00 $350,000 Warehouse and office building
District 9: Addison County
Request Construction Applicant/project Location Completed Cost Middlebury College Middlebury 5/26/00 $14,185,000 79,000-square-foot complex
Middlebury Indoor Tennis LLC Middlebury 7/14/00 $1,600,000 Tennis facility with parking
National Bank of Middlebury Bristol 6/13/00 $452,500 Bank
Vermont Industrial Parks Middlebury 6/1/00 $395,900 Addition to warehouse
Vermont Industrial Parks Middlebury 9/20/00 $362,880 Warehouse building

Originally published in May 2001 Business People-Vermont