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Wobby Park Development Request for LOI

Event Date: May 10, 2024
Wobby Park Development Request for LOI

Request for Letters of Interest - Wobby Park Development

Issue Date: March 1st, 2024

To view the full LOI request, please click here.

Overview: Like many Vermont communities, the City of Barre is experiencing a housing shortage made worse by the flood of July 2023. The City owns a .41 - acre lot as part of a larger parcel on 4th Street suitable for building (adjacent to the Public Safety Building) in the North End neighborhood (see aerial photograph of the location). Presently, this location is in use as a playground. The City plans to relocate the park elsewhere in the neighborhood. The City is issuing a request for letters of interest to re-develop this location for residential housing or mixed-use (retail/office) that must include multiple residential units. The location is currently zoned for civic use, but the City will consider rezoning for the right project, as determined by the City Council.  The successful applicant will have a multi-unit design that incorporates a detailed plan to provide mixed housing options. The City will consider a significantly reduced price for the location.                

Submissions will be received until Friday, May 10th at 4:30pm. 

Letters of Interest that are submitted will be reviewed and rated by a committee that will include representation from the City Council, City staff, and other parties as determined by the City Council. 

Submissions that reflect the goals of the City to establish mixed housing for Barre may be invited to submit a full proposal.

For questions, please contact: Tess Taylor - ttaylor@barrecity.org