A leader in mixed-use development and green building practices, Lyme Properties is committed to championing smart growth in West Lebanon.
As the developer of River Park, Lyme has endeavored to bring community-conscious development and world-class architecture to historic West Lebanon.
Lyme Properties is nationally known for the development of life science research space that sets new standards for architecture, land-use, adaptive re-use, and conservation. At the forefront of the revitalization of East Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lyme helped transform Kendall Square into the nation's leading research cluster for life science & innovation. This included Genzyme Center building, the first large-scale "LEED Platinum Certified" building in America, and recipient of the 2008 Harleston Parker Medal for "The Most Beautiful Building" in Greater Boston. Lyme's Kendall Square project also won the 2006 Phoenix Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for the best brownfields redevelopment project in the United States.
According to the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley, Lyme Properties was the largest life science property developer on the East Coast and the third-largest in the United States by 2006. In a series of three transactions ending in 2007, Lyme sold its entire life science portfolio to BioMed Realty Trust.
In 2008, Lyme became an independent company, Lyme Properties 2, LLC, still under the management of David Clem. The company focused on smaller, mixed-use projects primarily in the Upper Valley, including Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire and Norwich and Hartford, Vermont.
Lyme Properties has been the recipient of numerous awards, including:
- 2012 Preservation Trust of Vermont: "Outstanding Work In Preserving Vermont's Architecture" award for Wilder Center
- 2010 Forbes Magazine: The Five Most Important Green Buildings
- 2008 Harleston Parker Medal for “The Most Beautiful Building” In Boston
- 2006 EPA Phoenix Award Grand Prize Winner - National Recognition for Excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment
- 2006 AIA Rhode Island Honor Award
- 2005 U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum Rating for the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first Platinum rating for a large scale, privately developed building (300,000 SF), in the United States
- 2005 NAIOP Green Development Award
- 2004 AIA Excellence in Sustainable Design Award
- 2004 The Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence
- 2004 AIA California Council Design Merit Award
- 2002 Award of Excellence from the National Commercial Builders Council. AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award
Contact Lyme Properties
57 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Lyme's Principles of Intelligent Development:
It's Easy Being Green
Even before LEED Certification was en vogue, Lyme has always utilized advanced green building practices. Read Lyme's response to Lebanon's "Principles for a Sustainable Community".
Mixed Use and Smart Growth
Lyme is a leader in creating mixed-use environments and sustainable building practices, including the award-winning, master-planned Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Preserving A Sense of Place
Buildings are more than just a place to live or work, they are part of the cultural fabric of our cities and towns. Lyme's adaptive re-use projects like The Wilder Center preserve iconic buildings.
All of Lyme's projects strive to create built environments that benefit the surrounding community, through beautifully designed buildings that contribute to the local tax base, and open space and public amenities.