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I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!

9.24.2009

South Burlington Whole Foods, Traffic Concerns at the DRB


Credit to the Free Press for putting an image of the concept plan up. Click for big.


The South Burlington Whole Foods proposal was in front of the Development Review Board last night:


Some of the comments after the article are precious.

Not surprisingly, traffic generation was the biggest concern. City ordinances that govern such things apparently require a straight alignment where Dorset Street meets Williston Road, right through the Holiday Inn's front lawn and parking area.  The applicant hasn't had much luck negotiating the necessary easements to make that happen, and came in with an alternative that does not allow for stright-across access from Dorset Street.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out (It's at the "sketch plan" stage right now), but my guess is that it will take longer than the original projected opening date.