The cause of a lithium battery fire that set a container ablaze early Saturday at the South Burlington plant remains under investigation.
Habitat for Aviation’s building in Highgate would house what founder Beth White called a first-of-its kind apprenticeship program: local young people could learn to service both conventional and electric planes.
The agreement will allow the electric aircraft company to build a 355,000-square-foot manufacturing and assembly structure, a 15,000-square-foot child care facility and a 300-space parking area on airport property.
The town previously granted Clark a permit to build a 60-foot-wide, 1,500-foot-long, grass landing strip, but reopened the case after a neighbor appealed.
School officials say the plan would save the district $20 million as it prepares to build a new, roughly $200 million high school and technical center by fall 2025.
The electric aircraft maker can now proceed with building its giant manufacturing facility after it settled a debate about parking requirements with the city’s Development Review Board.
The electric aviation company’s proposal, which cuts proposed parking from 317 spaces to about 40, could clear the runway for the development review board to issue permits for an expansion at Burlington International Airport.