City Council Work Session to Talk Tax Abatements

The Burlington City Council’s 4:30 work session today will include a report by the Riverfront Advisory Committee, updates on public works projects, and more discussion of the feasibility of property tax abatements for residential developers, in the central city and elsewhere.

Several developers say the City is being unfair to those who build on the outskirts of town, by not offering them the same abatements as the downtown developers get. Councilwoman Becky Anderson says there’s nothing stopping them from building in the downtown as well…..

Developers say the demand is for housing on the edges of town.