Brief History of The Village At Northshore

How did it come to exist ? Records indicate the Church of England granted

a lease to the Derway and Millington families dated 1811. The overall

property contained 104 acres of land; 26 acres of the 104 were beachfront,

some were under water.

Who bought the land for development ? In 1984, John Varsames and

Roderick Whittier, both of Burlington, obtained an option from Derway and

the five Millington heirs to purchase property. After lengthy negotiations

with the City of Burlington, then Community Economic Development, CEDO

Director, Peter Clavelle, negotiated the agreement between the City and


The Development agreement signed by then Mayor Bernard Sanders (now

US Senator Sanders) approved the property for 220 residential units, a

Marina and 40,000 commercial square feet of space.

When did construction begin ? The Village at Northshore condominium

sales and construction began in 1985. The condominiums were sold out in 4

months and built over an 18 month period. The Developers then went back

to initiate the Commercial and Marina projects; however, due to the

Progressive political climate, the City of Burlington rescinded their


The Village at Northshore today. Today there are 136 two and three

bedroom units, beautiful views of Lake Champlain, a heated swimming pool,

and tennis court composing the Village. John Larkin purchased the marina

property and built the 61 unit condominium project Claire Point located

north of our Village.

Contact Info: Marian Servidio