Moran Plant Deconstruction UnderwayNovember 12, 2020
As reported in Seven Days, workers have begun dismantling the Moran Plant on the Burlington waterfront. The long-awaited redevelopment removes the outer brick layer of the building and retains the interior steel framework, which will become the centerpiece of the north end of Waterfront Park. The Moran Plant ceased operation as a coal-fired power plant in 1986. The building has sat largely vacant ever since.
Known as the “Fearless Relook at Moran Electric” or FRAME, the first phase of the project, will take about a year to complete. In addition to stripping off the structure’s brick skin, the project will also clean up toxins from both the building and the land it sits on.
The deconstruction is the final piece of a years-long reimagining of the northern waterfront. The immediate area is now home to the Community Sailing Center, the a-Dog skate park, and the new Burlington Harbor Marina.Back