Rutland Revitalization: 59 Baxter Street Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/27/2016

CONTACT: Shannon Kennelly, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, 802-797-8606

Rutland, VT- The newly rehabilitated single-family home at 59 Baxter Street will be on display from 1:00- 3:00 PM on Friday, November 4th, giving the public a glimpse of the quality and impact of revitalization efforts underway in Northwest Rutland.

This property was renovated with funds from a Vermont Community Development Program grant awarded to the City of Rutland and managed by sub-grant recipients NeighborWorks of Western Vermont (NWWVT) and the Rutland Redevelopment Authority.

LaborWorks completely gutted, re-wired, and re-designed the house and transformed it into a healthy, safe, efficient, and affordable home. The formerly 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with a crumbling foundation now features three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, cold climate heat pumps, a 5kW roof top solar array, and a sturdy new foundation.

NWWVT will sell the home to an owner-occupant as part of the Project VISION initiative to increase owner occupancy in Northwest Rutland. Through the renovation of key properties, NWWVT is increasing the number of safe, healthy, efficient, and affordable homes available to encourage and support investment by individuals and families who are proud of their neighborhood.

This Friday, NWWVT is inviting the public to come see the latest revitalization efforts in Northwest Rutland, including, in addition to 59 Baxter Street, the new Baxter Street Park, the city greenspace at 113 Library Ave, and their latest renovations at 39 Pine Street. Self-guided tour brochures will be available at 59 Baxter Street.

NWWVT representatives will be at 59 Baxter Street from 1:00-3:00 PM to answer questions about development and opportunities in Northwest Rutland.