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Champlain College to Appeal Decision on Eagles Landing
By Joe Gullo
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Champlain College plans on appealing the Burlington Development Review Board's decision on Eagles landing. The decision against the project was released on April 3.
A press release says Eagles Landing was slated to be a mix-use student apartment project located along St. Paul Street between King and Maple Streets. The project would contain 113 dwelling units and 304 beds to be occupied by Champlain College students.
"We are filing this appeal in order to protect our legal rights as prescribed by State statute," David Provost, Senior Vice President for Champlain's Finance and Administration, said. "We are also hopeful that College and City can quickly agree on a path forward that will allow for a reconsideration of the two adverse findings made by the Board, thereby permitting the construction of badly needed student housing in our community."
The decision cited parking issues and that the scale of the project did not meet zoning requirements.
FOX 44 and ABC 22 reported on April 10, that one of the main reasons for the project is the lack of housing in the Burlington area.