Lebanon Village District Zoning and Design Guidelines

Lebanon, CT

The village center of Lebanon is a remarkably intact, historic village center clustered around the only remaining town green in the United States that remains in its original use. Perched on a hill top, the Town’s center includes a number of historic buildings dating back to the colonial era, and an exceptional collection of civic buildings and uses, including four museums. Several active farms persist along the perimeter of the Green, and the abutters retain rights and maintain and use segments of the open space for haying. The Town sought improved land use management and design controls, while promoting appropriate retail and restaurant establishments needed to enhance the Town Center. Harriman used its expertise in Village District zoning that is unique to the State of Connecticut, and prepared special zoning and design standards that have been adopted by the Town to protect and enhance this extraordinary place.