Act 250 Rundown

During 2004, the Vermont Environmental Board received 675 permit applications for Act 250, Vermont's land-use law. Estimated construction costs for the projects total $477 million. Here's a list of approved Act 250 applications throughout Vermont with costs higher than $250,000. Projects are listed according to district and construction costs.

Source: Vermont Environmental Board/Denise Wheeler

Applicant Location Date Cost Project
District 1: Rutland County, 13 permits, $15,450,959
Cha Butson Rutland LLC Rutland Town 9/22/04 $4,034,071 88 unit hotel w/associated utilities, parking, lighting, signage
The Meadows Ii At East Mountain LLC Rutland Town 1/29/04 $3,192,000 22 units of independent living apts. w/40 total bedrooms
J.P. Cararra & Sons Inc. Rutland Town 9/28/04 $1,710,000 21,688 SF tractor supply company store w/20,000 SF of side yard equipmnt storage/display
VAOT Clarendon 8/4/04 $1,500,000 Lighting system w/ runway lights
Heritage Spe LLC Rutland City 10/29/04 $1,409,500 Demolish 3-story parking deck & drive-through banking facility; build 13,447 SF 1-story retail building
George A. Ritter, Sr./knight Cabinets Clarendon 10/21/04 $618,260 Add 14,000 SF of pre-engineered metal building
Ellison Surface Technologies Inc. Clarendon 11/16/04 $608,346 10,400 SF addition, loading dock, 4, 3,000-gallon gas storage tanks
Richard Torrey/t.s. Holding & Rkt Inc. Killington 3/1/04 $522,000 2-story, 8,700 SF addition to the existing Basin ski shop
Spring Lake Ranch Inc. Shrewsbury 6/2/04 $450,000 121bed residential dorm; demolish existing dorm
Vermont Structural Slate Co. Inc. Fair Haven 9/1/04 $403,132 Slate processing building 70' x 200'; expand storage bldg. 40' x 84'
Town of Mendon Mendon 8/27/04 $400,000 Build town office building, connect to alpine pipeline
Kenneth Mohan Brandon 5/14/04 $318,000 Establish vehicle and trailer rentals and/or sales w/parking; Phase 2: build 2 garage bays
Polli Brothers Cutlery Service Pittsford 10/6/04 $285,650 2-story, 4,320 SF bldg w/attached apt.
District 2: Windham and Southern Windsor Counties, 28 permits, $107,478,605
Okemo LLC Ludlow 9/22/04 $59,778,026 3 residential bldgs. w/104 units, underground parking, conference center
The Greenwood School Putney 5/13/04 $6,350,725 Renovate Founder's Hall dorm; enclose 1 exit stairwell; expand water system.
Angela Benson Cuifo/TCI Development LLC | Ludlow 11/2/04 $5,515,000 25-lot subdivision with 22 single-family homes and 3 unimproved lots, 2,200 feet of road
Brattleboro Area Community Land Trust Dover 12/3/04 $5,343,135 26-unit senior housing complex; 7 townhouse rental units; 3 duplexes; 1 single-family home
Landmark College Putney 10/7/04 $3,762,000 5, 2-story residences; 1, 2-story community building/320' of driveway
N.S. Holdings Limited Inc. Brattleboro 2/11/04 $3,261,176 77-unit, 4-story inn
Gill Terrace Retirement Apartments II, I Ludlow 7/1/04 $3,225,397 Construct and operate 36-unit housing complex for senior citizens
David Timmons/World Learing Inc. Brattleboro 3/10/04 $2,961,682 renovate and convert barn and 2 outbuildings into educational space; parking lot; pedestrian paths
Kingswood of Vermont Inc. Dover 3/30/04 $2,681,730 9 duplex buildings (18 units) each w/4 bedrooms
Marlboro College, Corporation of Marlboro 7/28/04 $2,167,465 11,000 SF performing arts center on campus
Okemo Mountain Inc. Ludlow 1/8/04 $1,800,000 Expand snow-making pond and dam
Windsor Hospital Corporation Windsor 6/24/04 $1,281,813 3,840 SF addition to physical practice clinic; relocate and revise interior
Stratton Mountain School Stratton 5/12/04 $1,175,000 2 faculty resident buildings
Stratton Corporation Stratton 6/10/04 $1,169,000 renovate and expand units 2B, 3B, 5A, 7B, 10A, 12B, 13B, 14B, 26B, 27B
Damon C. and Patrici Burke/High Point Estates Subdivision Brattleboro 9/29/04 $970,000 26-lot subdivision and 6,700 feet of access road
Hearst-Argyle Stations Inc. Windsor 8/31/04 $914,900 Install and operate digital television transmitter by installing an antenna on the existing 381' structure
Granite City Electric Supply Co. Inc. Brattleboro 3/19/04 $787,000 Construct and operate sales and warehouse building on Lot 3
Lucy MacKenzie Human Society Inc. W. Windsor 1/29/04 $749,000 Move Humane Society to Vermont 44 in old horse barn
Landmark College Putney 10/6/04 $588,000 Renovate Middle Hall dining building; add new dining room
Mark Curran/Black River Produce Springfield 10/13/04 $420,000 Moving Black River Produce's wholesale fresh product division
Carlos Otis Clinic Inc. Stratton 4/15/04 $380,000 Addition to building for doctors' housing and clinic expansion
Springfield Realty Corporation Springfield 5/11/04 $375,000 Renovate former Price Chopper for Brooks Pharmacy
Brattleboro Union High School District Brattleboro 5/12/04 $350,000 Construct and operate a soccer and softball field
Linwood Abbott Halifax 9/17/04 $332,206 Bed and breakfast w/campground and amenities
Lang Durfee/Bethel Mills Inc. Bethel 3/3/04 $310,000 Removal of sawmill and construction of storage bldg.
Roger Thorne-Thomsen Londonderry 6/29/04 $299,850 Divide 8/5 acres into 2 lots: Lot 1 with self storage; Lot 2 with single-family residence
Cavendish Pointe Hotel Cavendish 2/11/04 $272,000 Phase 3 (total = 19 condo. Bldgs.)
Todd Gareiss/T.K. Property Four Shafter Street LLC Wilmington 1/16/04 $258,500 Renovate 6,000 SF of building and attached barn into 10 apartments
District 3: Orange & Northern Windsor Counties, 23 permits, $25,667,225
QL Resorts LLC Hartford 7/15/04 $4,504,290 10 buildings for a total of 20 units
Simpson Development Corporation Hartford 6/18/04 $3,368,000 37-unit planned residential community
Michael Beardsley/Twin Farms LLC Barnard 3/24/04 $2,931,600 Demolish single-family home; build 7,054 SF guest house w/4 units
Susan and Martha Dollenmaier/ Anichini Center Hartford 7/15/04 $2,060,000 20,000 SF retail center with related infrastructure; left-turn lane
Vermont State Colleges Hartford 6/24/04 $1,966,000 Building for community college
Visitng Nurse Alliance of Vt. And N.H. Hartford 4/19/04 $1,865,000 17,350 SF building; office
Montshire Musuem of Science Norwich 7/14/04 $1,350,000 Access drive improvements; increase parking; build plaza
SRK Co. Inc. Hartford 6/1/04 $1,042,560 Commercial building w/related infrastructure
Richard Dybvig/The Gardens at Williamstown Williamstown 7/8/04 $851,550 21 additional senior housing apartments
Gifford Medical Center Inc. Randolph 8/13/04 $655,000 1,800 SF per floor to infill between ER and CT-scan additions
Jeffrey Barcelow Royalton 5/26/04 $602,000 5,600 SF veterinary clinic w/related infrastructure
CVPS Chelsea 11/10/04 $525,000 Rebuild and relocate 15,325 feet of electrical distribution and telephone
Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management Hartford 5/13/04 $500,000 New access road to serve proposed landfill and existing sand, gravel and quarry operation
Douglas Britton/Britton Lumber Co. Inc. Fairlee 1/12/04 $496,000 Dry kiln building and control room; 2 lumber storage buildings and paving
Farm-Way Inc. Bradford 4/21/04 $415,900 Retail/warehouse addition; grain room addition; retail/warehouse addition on gift barn
Times and Seasons LLC Royalton 8/25/04 $404,800 Demolish pole barn; build gift shop, access drive and parking; subdivision
Chet Pasho/P.K. Properties LLC Hartland 4/21/04 $359,500 2 4-unit and 1 1-unit buildings w/laundry and mechanical; 175' driveway
Bradford Healthcare Co. LLC Bradford 3/1/04 $320,000 2,900 SF addition to nursing home; gazebos; privacy fencing
QL Resorts LLC Hartford 7/27/04 $318,725 2 Condo units, 3 bedrooms each
Vermont RSA Limited Partnership Hartford 10/21/04 $283,100 97-foot monopole resembling pine tree
Verizon Wireless Vermont RSA Limited/c/o Biran J. Sullivan Norwich 12/20/04 $283,100 Telecommunications tower disguised as pine tree
Vermont RSA Limited Partnership, dba Verizon Fairlee 5/26/04 $283,100 Telecommunications monopole to resemble pine tree
The King Arthur Flour Co. Inc. Norwich 9/7/04 $282,000 Relocate curb cut and access drive; construct addition to back of the building and new entrance
District 4: Chittenden County, 51 permits, $165,214,517
University of Vermont Burlington 5/25/04 $35,000,000 Student housing w/825-bed capacity and parking
Chittenden South Supervisory Union Hinesburg 2/13/04 $15,500,000 Gym, furnace, cafeteria, classroom, media center, athletic storage, concession building
City of Burlington Burlington 11/24/04 $14,879,000 127-unit hotel, 30-residence building; mixed-use w/13 residential units, commercial space, parking garage
Wake Robin Associates Shelburne 10/28/04 $12,920,000 3, 1-story cottage units w/15,940 addition to health center: Phase II
University of Vermont Burlington 1/28/04 $11,467,672 203-bed dormitory in 2 buildings
University of Vermont Burlington 5/20/04 $9,890,000 Multi-level, 765-vehicle parking facility at north end of Gutterson
The Converse Home Burlington 4/1/04 $6,200,000 Addition of 40 units for total of 67
Snyder Lancaster Limited Partnership S. Burlington 3/10/04 $5,937,526 2, 35-unit residential structures; change in use from 60 units
Cascade Street Associates Essex 1/29/04 $3,911,200 52-unit PRD with 25 duplex homes and two single-family residences
University of Vermont Burlington 11/3/04 $3,750,000 16,484 SF addition to Marsh Life Sciences building to house relocated Department of Food Sciences
REM Development Co. Williston 6/30/04 $2,940,000 2 new lots; road on Avenue C and D/construct building on lot 1; trucking terminal on lot 2
Champlain Valley Cohousing Development Co. Charlotte 5/5/04 $2,574,350 Residential development
City of Burlington Burlington 11/24/04 $2,502,000 Add 2 levels of parking on top of existing garage: increase of 278 vehicles
William Shearer/Shearer Chevrolet Inc. S. Burlington 6/17/04 $2,305,000 Expand dealership: 14,000 SF auto repair building; 3 additions to main building, 16,000 SF; paving
K Sports LLC Milton 8/12/04 $2,249,949 64,600 SF ice skating facility with parking on Lot 10C of Haydenberry Park
O'Brien Family Limited Partnership Williston 3/17/04 $2,202,520 57,840 SF distribution/warehouse facility: Lots 24, 25, 37
Miller Realty Group LLP Shelburne 7/7/04 $2,165,000 60,400 SF addition to shipping and assembly building w/parking
Bullrock Inc. Shelburne 11/15/04 $1,965,000 3-lot subdivision w/5 athletic fields; renovate/expand existing building; build 12 units
Champlain Valley Exposition Inc. Essex Jct. 9/14/04 $1,900,000 40,000 SF exhibition hall/soccer facility
FBO AvCenter Inc. S. Burlington 7/1/04 $1,828,900 Demolish 12,996 SF hangar/GSE building/build 17,600 SF hangar/GSE building; build 15,381 SF hangar
Intervale Partners LP Burlington 8/18/04 $1,798,500 27-unit, 29,000 SF, 3-story apartment building and addition to Burgess Electric
Sherwood Forest Development Corp. Colchester 12/8/04 $1,595,800 Demolish single-family residence/outbuildings, subdivide Into 9 duplex lots; build 9 duplex buildings
Shelburne Cliffs LLC Shelburne 1/29/04 $1,275,000 Convert 38-bed assisted-living facility to 11-unit residential townhouse community
William Kalanges Essex Jct. 3/4/04 $1,256,500 Single-family residences/modify permit conditions
Church Street Properties Richmond 2/25/04 $1,227,000 Subdivide parcel of land into 4 lots
St. Michael's College Colchester 11/23/04 $1,096,888 Emergency services building to house ambulances, firetrucks, dorm sleeping quarters
MDM Realty LLC Williston 9/16/04 $1,005,357 19,600 SF showroom/office/warehouse space w/parking on Lot 22
Forest Park Realty Corporation Williston 4/1/04 $998,540 Drive-through warehouse, sheds, millwork shop, design center, garage: Lots S1, S2
RLM Associates Williston 5/26/04 $937,500 Build 3 additional duplex units and extend existing road
Spencer Terminal Holdings LLC Williston 2/17/04 $878,474 24,540 SF warehouse building
Forestdale Heights Inc. Essex 8/11/04 $790,000 9,000 SF building on lot 1 and 6,000 SF building on lot 3
Kevin Camp/Camp Properties LLP Milton 10/29/04 $772,200 Create 3 lots: Lot 3: existing mobile home; Lot 1: 15,000 SF warehouse; Lot 2: unimproved
Highlands Development Co. LLC S. Burlington 10/20/04 $767,500 Increase number of approved lots from 11 to 15; build 9 single fam. residences and 3 duplex units
Wright/Morrissey Realty Corporation S. Burlington 1/14/04 $710,000 Convert approved 95-unit, extended-stay hotel to 60-unit residential building
Allen Brook Investments LLC Williston 4/20/04 $694,021 3684 SF credit union w/4 drive-through lanes
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Burlington 3/31/04 $670,000 8-unit housing project
F & M Development Co. LLC S. Burlington 6/30/04 $623,500 Change in proposed additions to sports facility complex
Homestead Design Inc. Essex 11/16/04 $619,460 24,000 SF bank building; 6,284 SF mixed-use building
Robert Marcotte/Pinewood Manor Inc. Essex 2/19/04 $565,000 41-lot single-family subdivision Section H
Lost Tree Inc. Milton 6/16/04 $532,800 7-unit residential townhouse building; parking on Lot 2
Burlington International Airport S. Burlington 6/23/04 $524,490 355' wall and regrading of areas along runway 15-33
REM Development Co. Williston 11/12/04 $500,000 40,000 SF trucking terminal; 6,750 SF storage building on Lot 2
Blair Family Irrevocable Trust Williston 4/14/04 $485,000 7,632 SF building for American Red Cross, Phase I. Phase II: 4,284 SF building addition
Griswold Corporation Williston 8/5/04 $440,000 3,400 SF addition to existing office and parking lot
SP Larson Essex 2/17/04 $420,500 9,600 SF commercial building on Lot 24
University of Vermont Burlington 5/26/04 $400,000 Upgrade east campus stormwater treatment facility
NYNEX Mobile Limited Partnership S. Burlington 12/10/04 $361,870 Install 12 panel antennas
Sheppard & Carrier Colchester 8/31/04 $334,700 Final build-out/subdivision of lot #3 into 4 single-family houses
Robert Shand S. Burlington 2/26/04 $300,000 Boundary-line adjustment, Lots 1 & 2; 10,000 SF commercial building
Don Weston/D & D Investments Williston 11/22/04 $277,800 11,078 SF building on Lot 19 to connect to existing building on Lot 31
Tom Sheppard/Sheppard Land Devel. Colchester 3/31/04 $268,000 Second 9,600 SF commercial building w/parking on Lot 7
District 5: Washington & Lamoille Counties,12 permits, $36,939,018
Covered Bridge Associates Stowe 11/15/04 $11,358,000 4-lot subdivision of 170 acres
Smugglers' Notch Management Co. Ltd Cambridge 5/5/04 $8,434,328 Phase 2 of North Hill development: 36 units of housing
River Station Properties LLC Montpelier 12/7/04 $5,720,470 50-unit residential project in 2 phases
Central Vermont Hospital Berlin 12/21/04 $3,757,320 Combined expansion in 4 additions
Jeffrey Siner Warren 8/19/04 $2,412,700 18 three-bedroom townhouses
Baraw Enterprises Stowe 2/19/04 $1,186,000 3 duplex townhouses as phase 2
Kinney's Drug Store Morristown 6/18/04 $1,163,000 Kinney's Drug Store sign added to existing shopping center
Spencer Wright/Canus Vermont LLC Waitsfield 12/14/04 $1,016,480 Office/warehouse complex
Brent Tomlinson Johnson 3/8/04 $636,520 4-unit residential building
Kenneth Senecal Montpelier 10/11/04 $478,000 Subdivide 19.9 acres to enlarge 2 adjoining lots; create 2 new lots
Bob Reese/VT Butter & Cheese Co. Barre Town 1/22/04 $420,000 57' x 46' 1-story addition to industrial building
Jimmy Kohl Waitsfield 3/22/04 $356,200 110' x 68' warehouse for rental equipment
District 6: Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, 10 permits, $11,786,268
Roy Solomon Development LLC St. Albans 2/2/04 $4,996,788 PRD: 27 single-family lots and 26 multi-family units
John Workman/Fairfax Investments LLC Fairfax 10/5/04 $2,825,000 Complete FOF for Phase I Including Criteria 1B, 2, 9B for continuation of residential development
Island Industrial LLC Grand Isle 1/26/04 $1,154,380 Subdivide 33 acres into 6 lots; build 5 commercial buildings
David Fosgate Swanton 8/18/04 $539,500 8,400 SF 2-tenant bldg.
Armand Turner Georgia 5/18/04 $468,140 5-unit PRD
Peter Morse St. Albans 10/26/04 $440,800 6 self-storage buildings in existing self storage complex
Karl and Jane Zurn Georgia 3/8/04 $424,260 11,850 SF building addition and parking lot to existing development
E.& E. Sweeney Trust S. Hero 2/3/04 $415,000 Driveway, single-family house and service utilities on Lot 17
MED Associates Georgia 5/7/04 $272,400 Change in use to 2-story building w/2nd story mezzanine and garage
Philip Gerbode St. Albans 11/29/04 $250,000 Improvements for Phase III; Franklin Park West/11-lot subdivision
District 7: Caledonia, Orleans, & Essex Counties, 14 permits, $53,888,912
Larry B. Lackey/New England Waste Services of Vermont Coventry 11/12/04 $22,635,000 Add 44.5 acres lined landfill; install leachate storage tank; stockpile soils
Derby Properties LLC Derby 10/21/04 $14,516,426 65,000 SF retail and 4 small stores
Lyndon State College Lyndon 6/16/04 $5,527,768 3 new dorm buildings
Paul & Korena Poirier Irasburg 10/21/04 $2,888,978 131-camp site campground
Jay Peak Inc. Jay 11/18/04 $2,611,200 TH 9 and 10 and condos 9 and 10
Community National Bank Derby 9/30/04 $1,993,600 19,125 SF addition to bank; parking; small building
The Miller Realty Group LLP Newport 2/18/04 $1,014,000 Combine Lots 4 and 5; build 28,000 SF commercial building
New England Waste Services of Vt. Coventry 7/20/04 $939,440 Replace 8,000 SF maintenance and office building
Northeast Vermont Sheet Metal Inc. Newport 11/4/04 $347,000 80' x 100' commercial/light industrial building
Vermont Rsa Limited Partnership Wheelock 10/21/04 $283,100 107' telecommunication tower
Vermont Rsa Limited Partnership Ryegate 10/21/04 $283,100 107' stealth tree tower and compound
Vermont Rsa Limited Partnership Ryegate 3/11/04 $283,100 107' stealth tree tower and compound
Vermont Rsa Limited Partnership Ryegate 9/27/04 $283,100 107' stealth tree tower and compound
Vermont Rsa Limited Partnership Derby 5/10/04 $283,100 84' stealth tree tower
District 8: Bennington County, 7 permits, $25,735,901
Equinox Terrace Manchester Vil. 7/12/04 $14,050,000 56 units of congregate housing on Maple Street
Burr & Burton Academy Manchester Vil. 2/11/04 $7,700,000 Renovate and expand campus facilities: student center, cafeteria, gym
Northshire Day School Manchester 3/22/04 $1,344,445 3-lot subdivision w/construction of 10,470 SF school building
Whitmans Feed Store Inc. N. Bennington 11/19/04 $1,000,000 Demolition; relocate greenhouse; build 4,800 SF retail sales area
Brinker Vermont Inc. Bennington 9/28/04 $784,636 4,215 SF Chili's restaurant
William Dailey/william E. Dailey Inc. Manchester 3/30/04 $556,820 Subdivide 46-acre former gravel pit into 23-lot planned unit development
Aspen Education Group Manchester 2/11/04 $300,000 Change from 50-room hotel to 150-student (+100 staff) private school
District 9: Addison County, 9 permits, $19,167,312
Porter Medical Center Middlebury 12/9/04 $10,796,558 26,450 SF addition
State of Vermont, Buildings Division New Haven 3/5/04 $2,000,000 Subdivide 17.63 acres; build 10,254 SF State Police field office, monopole
President/Fellows of Middlebury College Hancock 4/23/04 $1,622,200 Renovate Starr shelter
State of Vermont, AOT Ferrisburgh 6/30/04 $1,240,000 87 space park-and-ride facility
Town of Middlebury Middlebury 5/13/04 $1,128,429 Redesign equipment shelter; modify number, type and configuration of antennas to existing tower
Vermont Industrial Park Middlebury 3/5/04 $1,075,000 20,900 SF two-story office building with parking
National Bank of Middlebury Middlebury 5/25/04 $603,000 2,700 SF commercial bank building w/drive; three lane drive-through
Vermont Industrial Park Bristol 12/21/04 $403,000 9,975 SF addition to existing commercial building
William & Constance Houston/Houston Enterprises Inc. Vergennes 7/30/04 $299,125 90' x125' steel building on Lot 3 for warehouse/office space w/parking

Originally published in May 2005 Business People-Vermont