Exciting News: Main Street Renovation in Barre

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Green Light Real Estate

Barre Vermont Main Street Renovation

Nothing's official, but the city council has decided to ask voters for $1.7m in bond revenue to renovate Main Street in Barre, including updating the 100 year old municipal sewer system.

100 years old?  Seriously?  Turns out that in 1982 failures were discovered.  For the past almost 30 years, then, the city has had to patch up what needed patching, and hope everything else continued working.  100 years. 

I'm scratching my head a little that it's taken this long, but I'm also proud of Barre for taking the plunge to get the project started. 

Downtown Barre deserves a little love.  The proposal is to upgrade the sewer and water lines, as well as fix sidewalks, landscape along Main Street, add bike racks, and just overall spiff it up.  Good for Barre!

According to the article in the Times Argus, work could begin as early as 2011.  What's a couple more years, right?

For more on this and to become an expert on the Barre real estate market, visit RayMikus.com.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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That type of job is inevitable in every town.....my town has been changing water and sewer lines for years....

Feb 04, 2010 11:36 PM #1
Rainer
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Just stopped by to let you, and anyone reading this, know that there's an ActiveRain Super Bowl Party going on. Stop by if you have a chance.

Feb 07, 2010 11:26 AM #2
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Gordon W. Miller
Green Mountain Real Estate - Burlington, VT

Hopefully the voters will approve the bonding and will not be just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Feb 07, 2010 11:46 AM #3
Rainer
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Gordon W. Miller
Green Mountain Real Estate - Burlington, VT

Hopefully the voters will approve the bonding and will not be just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Feb 07, 2010 11:46 AM #4
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Ray Mikus
Green Light Real Estate - Montpelier, VT
Green Means Go!

Barbara--I know, and it's good to see some momentum building.

GMRSG--I'm crossing my fingers.  It appears as if there's enough support...

Feb 08, 2010 03:39 AM #5
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Gordon W. Miller
Green Mountain Real Estate - Burlington, VT

Ray,

Barre could be a dynamic market if a few years if things fall into place. Your are smart to get in on the ground floor. Keep us updated.

Feb 15, 2010 11:40 AM #6
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