Burlington International Airport breaks ground in South Burlington housing removal project


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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont — Burlington International Airport officials say they have broken ground on a major housing removal project in South Burlington's Chamberlin neighborhood.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1DOYn8E ) funding from the Federal Aviation Administration will be used to remove more than 100 homes in close proximity to the airport. FAA guidelines say noise from the airport is too loud for residential life near it. The houses were bought with the intent to be torn down.

The Supreme Court upheld 54 zoning permits for the demolition in 2014. The houses have been vacant since the permits were issued in February 2012. The airport was waiting for the court's ruling to begin demolition.

Officials say there's no definite plan for the land once the demolition is completed by its expected Thanksgiving deadline.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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