Projects

2017 Projects

In 2017 the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Committee has taken on several large projects to improve the community and extend the use of our properties. 

 

E. J. Bullock Building

The E. J. Bullock Building located at 7012 Main Street in Readsboro Vermont is the center piece of Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment's efforts to rejuvenate the town. The building has hosted many local events over the past years since being purchased by Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Incorporated. But none as grand as the events of 2016! RHRI along with the Readsboro Arts, another local non-profit, Built and Art Gallery located on the main floor of the building adjactent to the community center space.

This year RHRI is undertaking many projects to improve the facilities and expand its use. The basement will have a finished concrete floor as well as insulation. Once the floor is in place, a heating system will be installed to provide heat for the basement and first floors of the building. This will allow the art gallery and the community center to remain open for events throughout the winter.

Fund raising is also under way to place a new roof on the entire structure replacing the temporary roof that is currently in place. Many repairs are needed to the structure in seal it from the weather. These repairs will be undertaken over the summer months.

Work is also underway by local volunteers and craftsmen to repair/replace the stained glass windows on the third floor of the building. A special thanks goes out to Deb Coombs of Coombs-Criddle for volunteering to help with the stained glass work.

Route 100 Property

RHRI took possession of an abandoned property along Vermont Route 100. This property, located near the Catamount Trail will be turned in to a parking lot for anyone wishing to make use of the Catamount Trail.