Jason Parrott’s guest is Steve Frevert, who is the Executive Director of Downtown Partners, the Chairman of Burlington’s Historic Preservation Commission, and a board member of Historic Trust.
Frevert says organizations from across the country are using the month of May to celebrate and promote historic preservation efforts. He defines the practice as the recognition of historic assets within a community.
An example is the effort to develop a new historic district in Burlington.
Burlington continues to wait for information in regards to the future of Cascade Bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic for several years.
The city was ready to start building a new roughly $4-million bridge months ago. The project was delayed, though, to allow for a new study to be done to determine if the roughly 120-year-old bridge could be repaired or if replacement is required.
The recommendation for the new study came from the State Historic Preservation Office and was supported by several local preservation groups.