vnews.com 15 Oct, 2020 16:00 am

Downtown Lebanon apartment proposal shrinks following pushback

LEBANON — A Hanover-based developer has cut plans for a proposed five-story apartment building that neighbors worried would loom over Bank Street and surrounding homes in downtown Lebanon.The 29-unit building across from the AVA Gallery and Arts...

Kish said the building was trimmed from the project after city officials in July denied it several waivers, effectively killing efforts to bring 40 new apartments to the neighborhood.That new structure, Kish said, is based on designs from the one that was recently panned.Kish said plans for a two-floor parking garage also are dead.Sue Reed, an architect working for Kish, said the tower is meant to resemble those on surrounding buildings, such as 28 Bank St.

The 29-unit building across from the AVA Gallery and Arts Center, first pitched in October, was not included in scaled-back plans Jolin Kish presented to the Lebanon Planning Board on Tuesday night.“We just took what the building was and cut it in half, took the parking lot from under it and turned it 90 degrees,” she told the Planning Board during its Tuesday meeting.

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