City Market Onion River Coop


The Onion River Coop
Site Description
South Winooski Avenue, Burlington Vermont
Project Description
Downtown mixed-use building with a grocery market on the first floor and goverment offices on the second
Civil & Structural - Civil Engineer Associates
Electrical - Burlington Electric Department
General Contractor
DEW Corporation
Building Area
20,000 sq ft
Project Cost
Year Completed


The goal for this project was three-fold: to design a building that incorporated the old brick creamery building on the site and was energy efficient; to contribute to the streetscape; and to help the Onion River Coop grow its business. In order for this building to be sympathetic with downtown Burlington, designing a two story structure was a necessity. To justify this growth in program, Bast & Rood helped arrange for city government to occupy the offices on the second floor., thus creating a mixed-use building typical of the area.

The building uses natural daylighting, high efficiency refrigeration and a controlled 40% relative humidity strategy to significantly lower electrical costs. The building envelope offers insulation levels well above average.

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