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Changes at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington

9:38 a.m. EDT July 31, 2019

  

"Hillside," a single- and multi-family housing development is envisioned for the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington, as seen in this aerial rendering by Russ DeSantis Photography and Lincoln Brown Illustration. The view is from the south west, with Burlington International Airport and Kennedy Drive at left; Mt. Mansfield in the center distance. The light-colored multi-story buildings in the foreground are older properties that were built on portions of the farm: Lancaster at O’Brien Farm and Stonington Circle at O’Brien Farm.

COURTESY NEIL DIXON, O'BRIEN BROTHERS

A site map for Hillside at the O'Brien Farm, a housing development under construction in South Burlington. Future phases of building are planned for parcels at the left and top of this image created for O'Brien Brothers, the development firm.

A site map for Hillside at the O'Brien Farm, a housing development under construction in South Burlington. Future phases of building are planned for parcels at the left and top of this image created for O'Brien Brothers,

New homes, constructed and in the works, redefine a portion of the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019. 

New homes, constructed and in the works, redefine a portion of the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. 

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. 

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. The map shows the area a few years ago. 

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. The map shows the area a few years ago.

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Leo O'Brien, Jr., 85, and brother Daniel J. O'Brien, 82, look out over farmstead land on Old Farm Road in South Burlington their family has owned since 1944. The farm work stopped decades ago and the land is one of the last open parcels left in the city. Buy Photo

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Leo O'Brien, Jr., 85, and brother Daniel J. O'Brien, 82, look out over farmstead land on Old Farm Road in South Burlington their family has owned since 1944. The farm work stopped decades ago and the land is one of the last open parcels left in the city.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of O'Brien Brother Agency, Inc., says current plans for development of the O'Brien family property off Old Farm Road in South Burlington include preserving the barn for public use. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of O'Brien Brother Agency, Inc., says current plans for development of the O'Brien family property off Old Farm Road in South Burlington include preserving the barn for public use.

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From left, brother Daniel J. O'Brien and Leo O'Brien, Jr., grew up on the farmstead on Old Farm Road in South Burlington that they now want to turn into affordable, middle-class housing. Buy Photo

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From left, brother Daniel J. O'Brien and Leo O'Brien, Jr., grew up on the farmstead on Old Farm Road in South Burlington that they now want to turn into affordable, middle-class housing.

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The barn on the O'Brien property on Old Farm Road in South Burlington. Buy Photo

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The barn on the O'Brien property on Old Farm Road in South Burlington.

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Boulders, gravel and topsoil are stockpiled at the edge of a housing development under construction at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019. Buy Photo

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Boulders, gravel and topsoil are stockpiled at the edge of a housing development under construction at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019.

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Changes at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington


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9:38 a.m. EDT July 31, 2019

  

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"Hillside," a single- and multi-family housig development is envisioned for the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington, as seen in this aerial rendering by Russ DeSantis Photography and Lincoln Brown Illustration. The view is from the south west, with Burlington International Airport and Kennedy Drive at left; Mt. Mansfield in the center distance. The light-colored multi-story buildings in the foreground are older properties that were built on portions of the farm: Lancaster at O’Brien Farm and Stonington Circle at O’Brien Farm.

COURTESY NEIL DIXON, O'BRIEN BROTHERS

A site map for Hillside at the O'Brien Farm, a housing development under construction in South Burlington. Future phases of building are planned for parcels at the left and top of this image created for O'Brien Brothers, the development firm.

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A site map for Hillside at the O'Brien Farm, a housing development under construction in South Burlington. Future phases of building are planned for parcels at the left and top of this image created for O'Brien Brothers, the development firm.

COURTESY O'BRIEN BROTHERS

New homes, constructed and in the works, redefine a portion of the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019. Buy Photo

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New homes, constructed and in the works, redefine a portion of the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019.

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, near the site of a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. The map shows the area a few years ago. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. The map shows the area a few years ago.

GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS

Leo O'Brien, Jr., 85, and brother Daniel J. O'Brien, 82, look out over farmstead land on Old Farm Road in South Burlington their family has owned since 1944. The farm work stopped decades ago and the land is one of the last open parcels left in the city. Buy Photo

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Leo O'Brien, Jr., 85, and brother Daniel J. O'Brien, 82, look out over farmstead land on Old Farm Road in South Burlington their family has owned since 1944. The farm work stopped decades ago and the land is one of the last open parcels left in the city.

RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of the O'Brien Brothers Agency, describes a planned residential development in South Burlington on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The project is between Old Farm Road, Kimball Avenue and Route 116.

GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS

Evan Langfeldt, CEO of O'Brien Brother Agency, Inc., says current plans for development of the O'Brien family property off Old Farm Road in South Burlington include preserving the barn for public use. Buy Photo

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Evan Langfeldt, CEO of O'Brien Brother Agency, Inc., says current plans for development of the O'Brien family property off Old Farm Road in South Burlington include preserving the barn for public use.

RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS

From left, brother Daniel J. O'Brien and Leo O'Brien, Jr., grew up on the farmstead on Old Farm Road in South Burlington that they now want to turn into affordable, middle-class housing. Buy Photo

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From left, brother Daniel J. O'Brien and Leo O'Brien, Jr., grew up on the farmstead on Old Farm Road in South Burlington that they now want to turn into affordable, middle-class housing.

RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS

The barn on the O'Brien property on Old Farm Road in South Burlington. Buy Photo

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The barn on the O'Brien property on Old Farm Road in South Burlington.

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Boulders, gravel and topsoil are stockpiled at the edge of a housing development under construction at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019. Buy Photo

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Boulders, gravel and topsoil are stockpiled at the edge of a housing development under construction at the O'Brien Farm in South Burlington on July 14, 2019.

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