COTS North Ave
Historic Renovation and Addition for The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
Burlington, VT • Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture
The building includes a fabulous new day station with a kitchen, beds, showers, washing machine, computers, books, indoor and outdoor sitting areas and a big garden where vegetables and flowers are growing. New offices and reception area are in the historic section. Both new and old buildings include an awesome deck and 14 permanent affordable housing apartments.
The project was completed in March 2017.
It is absolutely fantastic.
95 North Avenue ready to welcome COTS, new residents
BURLINGTON – COTS and Housing Vermont were joined by Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Phil Scott and Mayor Miro Weinberger to mark the re-opening of the COTS building at 95 North Avenue following extensive renovations.
COTS and Housing Vermont partnered on the capital project to rebuild a permanent home for the COTS Daystation, the nonprofit’s daytime center for homeless adults to connect with services; create 14 affordable apartments; and renovate COTS’ program spaces for its homelessness prevention initiative (the COTS Housing Resource Center), and family and adult services, making them fully accessible and more energy efficient. COTS will annually serve more than 2,600 people facing homelessness from its new facility.
"This project is not about a building but about what happens within it,” said Rita Markley, COTS Executive Director. “We are bringing together in one location every level of care for our most vulnerable neighbors: affordable housing, the largest homeless prevention initiative in Vermont and our Daystation which offers a safe warm refuge for those with no place left to turn."
Check out the full story here on COTS website.
Take a tour of the renovation.