Multi-phased renovation for Burlington City Art’s bustling Pine Street location.
Fully occupied renovation tackling critical building envelope upgrades to address thermal, air barrier, moisture management, and siding upgrades. These important energy efficiency and sustainability measures are being completed as part of this facility’s initial phase of updating. Roofing system replacement and structural upgrades will also be completed.
Subsequent phases will address site remediation and improvements, as well as interior renovations and fit-up.
Non-profit organizations often tap into wide-ranging funding sources when the need to make capital investments arrives. Oftentimes, the sources come with specific requirements that make linear project development and execution more difficult. The Burlington City Arts project was no exception, with financial package components that included creating a building condominium, navigating tenant fit-ups, incentivizing energy efficiency upgrades, state funds, grants, loans, and traditional capital campaign fundraising. This combination meant that certain aspects of the project scope needed to be completed before others were released and that the entire project would not have funding ahead of the anticipated construction start.
Working closely with the owner’s leadership, financing team, and design team, options that considered moving ongoing programming out of the building versus phasing construction were evaluated. The entire project was broken down into four different scope packages spanning several years. The packages worked to coordinate timelines for available funding sources, maximize trade mobilizations, material and equipment lead times, and owner requirements for occupancy. Maintaining flexibility and communication – while working closely as a team – was required to see this project successfully launch.