COA Howard Center 108-184 Pearl Street

28 October 2020

Public Hearing Scheduled on Application for Certificate of Approval submitted by Howard Center for the Proposed Purchase of Property Located at 180-184 Pearl Street in Burlington, VT.

The Vermont Departments of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) and of Mental Health (DMH) (collectively, Departments) have determined that a Certificate of Approval (COA) application from Howard Center for the purchase of a property located at 180-184 Pearl Street in Burlington, Vermont, is complete. The property, to which the application applies, is the current location of Howard Center’s Act 1 and Bridge programs and includes a commercial space and nine residential units/apartments.  The COA application and related attachments and tables are posted on the DAIL and DMH websites.

This application will be the subject of an upcoming public hearing and public comment period. The hearing is scheduled for December 1, 2020, from 10:00am to 11:00am. Those interested in attending may join using the following information:

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The applicant will offer a brief overview of the proposed project, after which the public will be invited to comment.  DAIL and DMH representatives will be in attendance at the hearing.

DAIL and DMH will also be accepting written public comment, which must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on December 8, 2020. Please direct comments to Frank Reed, Director of Mental Health Services, Vermont Department of Mental Health, 280 State Drive, NOB 2 North, Waterbury, VT 05671 - 2010, or electronically to

All public comments received by December 8, 2020, will be reviewed, and DAIL and DMH will make a determination as to whether to grant a Certificate of Approval.

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For more information and to see the documentation related to the application please click here

Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Sarah Squirrell
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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