Northwest Neighborhood & Housing Rehabilitation
Rutland Redevelopment Authority is providing grant administration for a $1,250,000 grant from the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) in conjunction with $1,200,000 in other resources to rehabilitate the Northwest Neighborhood and create a neighborhood of choice. Phase I includes the demolition and removal of up to four vacant properties to create public areas, green space or for Habitat for Humanity to build a single-family home. Phase II includes the rehabilitation of up to seven properties to create affordable single-family homes.
Hickory Street Community Center
The Rutland Redevelopment Authority is providing grant administration for a $151,650 grant from the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) to construct a community center in conjunction with $7,264,047 in other resources for Phase II of the Forest Park Rehab. Phase I has been completed and close out of this grant will be completed by December 30, 2015. Additional funding is being sought by the Rutland Housing Authority to complete Phase III of the now re-named Hickory Street Apartments.
Streetlights and Sidewalks Project
The RRA received a grant in 2014 for the installation of a pedestrian boulevard on West Street and six historic light fixtures on the north side of Washington Street in downtown Rutland. An RFP for the West Street work is expected to be posted in the fall with work on the north side of Washington Street to begin in 2015. The streetlights and sidewalk project for Madison and the south side of Washington Street has been completed.
Rutland Creek Path
Through grants from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Segment II of the Rutland Creek Path has been completed and a ribbon cutting was held in July of 2014. The RRA is currently administering $1,185,580 in grant funds for Phases I, II, IV and V of the 10-ft-wide paved path along East and Otter Creeks connecting two parks and the College of St. Joseph. In keeping with the momentum the RRA is assisting the City in applying for additional funding through a new 2014 Bicycle & Pedestrian Program grant program in the amount of $1,203,953.
VTrans introduced another new grant opportunity in 2012 for Bicycle Parking. The RRA applied for these funds to install parking for an additional 54 bicycles. The City received the bike racks and has installed them in two locations. The Recreation Department is currently scheduling the installation of the remaining bike racks in various parks throughout the City.
ADA Sidewalk Improvements
VTrans and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) selected Rutland City as a recipient of its Accessibility Improvements funds at the request of the RRA and DRP. VTrans has repaired approximately 95 linear feet of sidewalk on West Street as well as making the curbs at the intersections Pine and Evelyn Streets (both sides) in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no cost to the City. Work was completed in 2014.
Center Street Marketplace
Through the efforts of the Regional Planning Commission and Creative Economy, the City of Rutland received an earmark from Senator Patrick Leahy in the amount of $973,834 for the rehabilitation of Center Street Alley. Improvements include new pavement, lighting, stormwater upgrades, benches, a fountain and other amenities. A contract with Stantec was signed to conduct the preliminary engineering, design plans and cost estimates. As of June 76% of Stantec’s contract has been invoiced. The RRA is responsible for the grant administration.
Rutland City Master Plan
The Rutland City Planning Commission is responsible for updating the City’s Master Plan; a document that has a five-year shelf life and is necessary in applying for grant funds and Act 250 issues. The City was awarded a VCDP Municipal Planning Grant to help defray the costs of the update. The process began in March of 2013 with a public meeting to give citizens input into the plans for Rutland’s future. The RRA was responsible for the grant’s administration, as well as, assisting the Planning Commission in updating the plan. The Board of Alderman approved the plan on June 16, 2014 and the Regional Planning Commission will review and confirm the plan in September.
Downtown Gateway & Infrastructure Study
The RRA is working with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, Regional Planning Commission and LandWorks to complete a Downtown Gateway Plan. The plan is a highly visual land use and infrastructure planning document designed to analyze current conditions, create graphic representations of specific redevelopment sites and streetscapes, and create a work program to be utilized by the City in future planning and implementation projects. The focus is on three gateway areas to the historic downtown and targeted brownfield properties.
GRANTS Status Update 9/30/14 Funder Project Award Status Funds Received To Date Percent Complete
VT Community Development Program (VCDP) IG-1-2012-City of Rutland-00017 Hickory Street Community Center $151,650
Closed out December 2015 $147,000.00 97%
MP-2014-Rutland City Downtown Gateway & Infrastructure Study $20,000 In Process $8,000.00 15%
MP-2013-Rutland City-00045 Master Plan Update $8,000 Scheduled for review by RRPC 9/16/14 $8,000.00 100%
PG-2012-Rutland City-000008 Neighborhood Revitalization Study $30,000 Preparing community project $20,000.00 90%
IG-1-2013-City of Rutland-XXXXXX Rutland City Neighborhood & Housing Revitalization $1,250,000 Awaiting grant agreement $0.00 0%
Downtown Transportation Fund DTF DTF Grant 2012-03 Streetlights VI – Madison/Washington $50,000 Completed. Final invoices pending $25,000.00 50%
DTF Grant 2011-05 Wayfinding Phase II $25,000.00 Closed Out $20,890.00 100%
DTF Grant 2014-03 Streetlights/Sidewalks VII – Washington/West $51,000 Grant Agreement executed, RFP pending $0.00 0%
Vermont Agency of Transportation VTrans TEGC Enhancements 2008-2010 Rutland Creek Path Segment 1 $674,080
Audit scheduled for 7/31/14 $674,080.00 100%
TEGC Enhancements 2011-2012 Rutland Creek Path Segment 2 $246,000 Completed. Final invoices pending $202,596.15
2012 Bicycle Pedestrian Program Rutland Creek Path Segment 4 $234,000 Engineering/Construction Meadow-River $23,219.41 10%
2012 Bicycle Pedestrian Program Rutland Creek Path Segment 5 $31,500 Scoping study complete, 6/16 presentation $26,003.13 8%
STP3000(20) Center St. Marketplace $973,834.00 RRPC taken over as project mgr $176,021.00 18%
2012 Bicycle Parking Grant Bike racks $5,000.00 City racks installed, awaiting Rec dept $5,000.00 33%
SDWK(11) (TH 2) ADA West Street $12,705 Completed $12,705.00 0%
2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Rutland Creek Path Segment 5 Eng./Constr. $1,203,95 Application due 6/27/14 $0.00 0%
$4,966,722 LOANS Status Update 6/30/14 Borrower Project Amount Status Balance Due Due Date
Maples 1, LP Maples Sr. Living Facility/RLF $504,000 Repayment;net cash flows above 1.15DCR $479,673 2018
Rutland Community Housing I LP Forest Park Rehab $750,000 No interest, deferred 30 years $750,000 2040
Tuttle Block Housing LP Tuttle Block Rehab $600,000 No interest, deferred 30 years $600,000 2034
Housing Trust of Rutland County 22 Royce Street/Spring Lake Ranch $250,900 Depreciation over 27 years $130,097 2026
Housing Trust of Rutland County 194-196 Columbian Ave Rehab $280,200 No interest, deferred 25 years $280,200 2025
Hickory Street Housing LP Hickory Street Community Center $147,000 No interest, deferred 30 years $147,000 2043