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Burlington ponders waterfront plan

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Courtesy: City of Burlington Courtesy: City of Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Burlington City Council is going to be considering a proposal to improve a 40-acre parcel along the Lake Champlain waterfront in the Vermont city that has been unused for decades.

Councilor Karen Paul says the goal of the resolution to be voted on Monday evening is better management and stewardship of the area, known formally as the Urban Reserve, but often called the North 40.

The area just north of the Burlington's active waterfront has been unused since industrial oil tanks were removed from the area in the 1980s.

Paul says even short-term improvements to the area would require formal adoption of a management plan.

The Burlington Free Press reports options are limited because much of the area sits on sand and rock fill added to the lake.

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