Check out our New Website
Thanks to Jonathan Mitcheal, Mike Spaulding and Lindsay Cook for their generous donations of time and money. We would not have been able to build a new site without their help - many thanks!
NEW SVG logo!
We spent a few months this past spring designing a new logo. Lindsay Cook won the logo contest with her beautiful design.
Sustainable Valley Group
30 Island Street, Bellows Falls Project
Construction Progress Report – June 2013
"The Good, the Bad, and….Then It Got Worse……but now……….!"
Our last Construction Progress Report seemed to deliver nothing but bad, unexpected – and expensive – news. This month, we (finally) have some good news to deliver.
Exterior, Site Work
All rough tasks have been completed; the stormwater system is installed and functioning; the (new) delivery door loading dock pad has been poured; landscaping and planting work will start in mid-June.
The solar thermal panels are ‘up and operating’ – providing building heat on the occasional chilly morning The pellet boiler system will be installed in early fall……just in time for winter 2013-2014.
Interior, Tenant Fit-Up
Anyone who inspected the building interior before renovations commenced would not recognize the facility. All new utilities (plumbing, electrical, fire suppression system, etc.), roof / truss system, door and windows, offices, etc. are either finished or near completion.
It’s been a hectic year and we’ve benefited greatly from the hard work of many contractors, service groups, volunteers, etc. A complete list of those who participated in the success of this project will appear in the next Newsletter – and at the Grand Opening.
We expect to receive final permits and approvals at the end of this month, allowing occupancy in early July……..just a few months behind schedule, but quite typical for renovations of “ancient” buildings.
The building is essentially “fully leased” – the SEVCA textile sorting and baling operation with Tonia White and crew working over what was once a mysterious pit in the building, Dave Bonta’s solar thermal panel manufacturing facility; Bonnie Anderson and her bike repair / bike repair training venture, etc.
Stay tuned for details of the Grand Opening festivities at the former Vermont Farm Machinery building……and for detailed information about SVG’s next project(s).