79 Pine Street

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Burlington, VT


46,907 sf (over 6,086 sf parking level)

Category Sustainability Features
  • •Landscaping to create cooler microclimate

  • •Brownfield site development

  • •EV charging station

  • •Multi-modal transit oriented

  • •High performance building envelope

Energy Use Itensity

Baseline: 61.89
Target: 12.38

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Residential Tower Embraces Panoramic City and Lake Views

Dubbed “The Nest” by its owner, 79 Pine is a nine story residential tower built on a small brownfield site, reinforcing the city of Burlington’s goal for achieving high density and mixed income housing within its core.  The developer asked for an iconic building that will be a downtown landmark, constructed utilizing green building practices.  As the first new apartment project in Burlington’s Downtown District in quite some time, “The Nest” consists of 49 apartments with a wide variety of layouts and types serving a broad range of income levels.  Locating most of the apartments in the building’s corners creates light filled spaces with an open and spacious feel, allowing for cross ventilation as well as two exposure views.  A number of apartments also have exterior terraces and decks.  All of these elements serve to connect the apartments with their surrounding urban environment and the natural world beyond.

The project includes a high performance exterior shell of insulated metal panel and brick with a green roof and planted terraces.  A transit oriented project, it is located on a local bus line and just three blocks from the downtown multi modal transit center.  Within easy walking distance are many restaurants and shops, as well as the lake shore, parks, and fitness trails.  There are EV charging stations for residents and heated bike parking, as well as a bike maintenance pod.  Other amenities for residents include a remote work / conference and media room, a fitness center, and a rooftop indoor / outdoor lounge and kitchen complete with grills, pizza oven, and fire pit.  These shared spaces help foster a sense of community within the building.



“Housing, especially in downtown, is in very high demand. The moment I saw the beautiful rendering of "The Nest", I got super excited to build it.”

– Doug Nedde – owner of Nedde Real Estate