Projects

Revamp the Ville!

Lyndon is working on making Downtown a better place and we want your input!

Revamp the Ville is a project to make downtown better. The project goals are to:

a) improve walking, bicycling, and rolling in downtown and along Main Street

b) improve the look and feel of downtown to make it a place people want to eat, shop, play, and stay

c) provide support to existing small businesses and encourage new small businesses in downtown and along Main Street

 

PROJECT ENGAGEMENT:

Let’s Revamp the ‘Ville! Share your ideas and help revitalize Lyndonville’s streets, economy, and community.

A very large chalkboard is making its way around town. Leave your ideas of how to make Lyndonville a better place on the board. There are also postcards you can fill out at The Market, Cobleigh Library, Lead & Tackle, the Laundromat on Main St, Freighthouse Cafe, & the Town Offices.

Be sure to visit the project website too:

tinyurl.com/revamptheville

Questions? Email planning@lyndonvt.org

 

 

Lyndon’s Covered Bridges

Lyndon is the “Covered Bridge Capital of the NEK” and the home to five historic covered bridges. With renewed Town commitment to these assets, planning for their continued presence is underway. A small grant from Kingdom Trails Association will help paint Schoolhouse Bridge in the Spring of 2022 and install interpretive signs at Sanborn and Schoolhouse. An Animating Infrastructure Grant through the Vermont Arts Council was submitted for a light installation at Sanborn Bridge.

The biggest news is the acquisition of Sanborn Bridge by the Town of Lyndon and the seeking of funds for its revitalization. The restoration of this Paddleford Truss bridge is a $1.5M project. Preservation Trust of Vermont has seeded the project by awarding Sanborn CB a 2022 Bruhn Revitalization Grant of $100,000. The Town will continue to seek grant funding and will launch a community wide capital campaign in 2022 to help fundraise for the project.

For more information about the project, have your name added to the project list! We will send out an email of upcoming opportunities to help with hands-on projects, planning for fundraising, and events at the bridge sites.