CityPlace faces more delays; City Council holds special meeting

More meetings about the pit in Burlington after city leaders say they don’t expect construction on CityPlace this year.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:10 PM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 6:23 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - More meetings about the pit in Burlington after city leaders say they don’t expect construction on CityPlace this year.

A special meeting with councilors Thursday night went into executive session, so we don’t know what was said.

After years of back and forth, the CityPlace development finally cleared it’s last hurdle with a settlement with the city.

But a year later, work still has not been done on the project and permits are still needed to start construction.

During the meeting Thursday, Mayor Miro Weinberger said that as the developers worked quickly last year, this year hasn’t been the same.

“As 2022 has been unfolding; however, it’s become increasingly clear developers are struggling to maintain momentum, much work has been happening in recent months by the developers with support from the city to address this and the project appears to be closing in on a significant positive milestone,” said Mayor Weinberger.

Sources tell WCAX about a potential sale of CityPlace, but developer Don Sinex says he has no interest in selling.

He says he believes financing for the project will come through soon, then construction will begin.

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