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Development review board signs off on homeless pod project

A pod community for the homeless population in Burlington is one step closer to getting off the ground.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 6:41 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A pod community for the homeless population in Burlington is one step closer to getting off the ground.

The Burlington Development Review Board Tuesday night signed off on the 30-pod project, but it has a few caveats. DRB members said for a permit to be issued, they want to see a management plan. That should include an agreement that an organization will be in place to oversee and manage the site off of Elmwood Ave. That’s been a challenge in getting this project started.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says the latest estimates show there are upward of 250 chronically homeless people in the city.

They hope to have the beds open by September.

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