Success Stories

Success Stories

Animating Infrastructure: Weaving Art into Everyday Life
Learn more about how art in public spaces can help bring a community together and increase vibrancy, safety and livability. 

Bethel Better Block: Creating a Livable and Vibrant Downtown
Find out how a two-day long experimental transformation in Bethel’s downtown brought the community together to develop creative solutions to address vacant store fronts, pedestrian safety and noise. 

Danville Village Green
Partnering with VTrans and the Vermont Arts Council, the community was able to redesign the village green with public art, road improvements and landscape features, making it more pedestrian friendly and inviting to visitors. 

Hardwick's Revival: Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits
Learn about how a tragic fire in the downtown sparked a new direction for Hardwick and how saving one historic building can spur the redevelopment of an entire community. 

Placemaking in Montpelier: How a Single Creative Idea Can Transform a Community
Montpelier began small but used community support and excitement to transform the downtown with a multi-phase public project including parklets, outdoor dining space, and a public arts corridor. 

Rebuilding Wilmington: Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits
This classic skiing and recreation town in southern Vermont collaborated to rebuild a downtown economy after the devastation of Tropical Strom Irene.

Renaissance in Barre: Public Improvements Leverage Private Investment
Learn how the City of Barre's investments in streetscape and infrastructure improvements inspired private investment in several prominent downtown blocks, transforming their downtown. 

Transforming St. Albans: Public Improvements Leverage Private Investment
Businesses, property owners and municipal officials worked together with the state to develop a shared vision and take advantage of tax incentives, grants and planning assistance to transform their city center.

Winooski: Public Investments Spark Revitalization
Once a prosperous mill town, learn how Winooski is reinventing itself with an inclusive vision, strong local leadership and the strategic use of public funding to leverage private investment.

Contact Us

Katie Buckley, Commissioner
Department of Housing & Community Development
802-828-3080

Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Housing & Community Development
802-828-3080

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501