Crowdfunding campaign aims to transform old Moran Plant
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new crowdfunding campaign aims to get people to donate money to fix up the former Moran Plant site at the Burlington waterfront.
The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development and the organization Friends of the FRAME want to install bench swings, internet service, an illuminated historical exhibit and a public restroom near the steel structure.
The campaign was launched Wednesday. If it raises $20,000 by Dec. 15, the project will receive a matching $40,000 grant from the Better Places program for a $60,000 grand total.
The former coal-fired power plant shut down in the ‘80s. After years of studies and false starts over what to do with the derelict building, the city’s multimillion makeover of the plant completed phase one of the FRAME concept earlier this year. Officials have said phase two would likely include some kind of food service or other services.
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