Most the land behind Burlington College has officially changed hands. On Tuesday, the school announced that it sold just more than 27 acres of its campus to developer Eric Farrell. This includes a large tract of lakefront land, a cottage on North Avenue and an apartment building on Lakeview Terrace.
Farrell intends to construct several hundred units of mixed housing on the campus site. A group of residents who want to preserve the land as open space are organizing to oppose his plan. Meanwhile, city officials say they are discussing with Farrell the possibility of preserving public access to certain parts of the property.