An Extension for the River Park Site Plan and Subdivision

Dear Neighbors,

It has been some time since I have updated the blog for River Park.  We have been working for two years to fulfill the conditions of the Lebanon Site Plan and Major Subdivision approvals, but we have not been successful in securing a permit for the northern entrance to the site from the N.H. DOT.

As a result, XYZ Dairy has petitioned the Lebanon Planning Board for an extension in time to complete our work and a hearing is scheduled for September 9, 2013 at City Hall.  In the interim I will be meeting with those neighbors on North Main Street directly impacted by the conditions that the N.H. DOT has proposed that I believe are unnecessary and severely impact the neighbors.

I urge everyone interested in learning more about the issue to attend the Planning Board meeting.  Lyme has prepared materials for the Planning Board to better understand why we oppose the DOT's request that we widen Route 10 into three lanes the entire length of our site in West Lebanon.  

If you have questions, do not hesitate to call our office at 603-676-7800 to learn more.


Crafts Avenue Neighborhood Meeting

Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who attended the neighborhood meeting last night. We are grateful that approximately 40 of you braved the inclement weather to learn about the utility and roadwork that will be necessary on Crafts Avenue before River Park can proceed. At the meeting we used this slideshow to briefly recap the timeline and events that have shaped the work that will be done.

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Upcoming Neighborhood Meeting

Dear Friends of River Park,

Lyme Properties is hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss the conditions voted by the Lebanon City Council as part of their approval of the River Park development.  The primary objective of the meeting is to inform residents of Crafts Avenue, Chandler Street, Beyerle Street, and a portion of North Main Street how construction of the new sewer line required by the City Council will impact their property.

The meeting will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the community room of the Kilton Library.  This meeting is open to the public and we encourage our neighbors to attend.

Lyme will present a brief description of the history of the approval process and explain the Crafts Avenue improvements that are required as the first phase of River Park.  One of our goals is to upgrade the Friends of River Park mailing and email lists in order to keep our neighbors informed on an on-going basis and in advance of construction activity.

Please contact me at (603) 676-7800 with any questions or email

David Clem

Save the date

To help our neighbors better understand where we are in the development process and to discuss the public infrastructure work we have been required to perform, Lyme Properties will be hosting a neighborhood meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7PM in the community room at the Kilton Library. Much of this meeting will focus on the Crafts Avenue roadway and utility work that must be done before construction at River Park can proceed. This meeting will be open to the public and we especially encourage our Crafts Avenue neighbors to attend.

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River Park Zoning Alert!

Apparently, the overwhelming support of the citizens of Lebanon is not enough to deter some members of the City Council from their opposition to the River Park Master Plan.  We discovered this morning that next Wednesday, March 17th, the City Council will vote on a new zoning change that will nullify the results of Amendment # 1.

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Understanding The Ballot Before You Vote on March 9th

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the voters of Lebanon will have the opportunity to approve an amendment to the Lebanon Zoning Ordinance that will allow River Park to be developed on the former Bailey Bros site in West Lebanon. The zoning amendment was put on the ballot via an initiative petition signed by 138 Lebanon residents in favor of River Park. The following is our rebuttal to the City Council and Conservation Commission statements in opposition to the zoning amendment that appear on the ballot.

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Make Your Vote Count! - Voter Registration Info for Lebanon Citizens

Several people have asked about voter registration and absentee ballots. Here is the information from the City Clerk. Lebanon residents may register to vote at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall during normal business hours between now and Friday, February 26th. Additionally, the Supervisors of the Checklist will accept voter registrations at City Hall from 11:00 to 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 27th. Residents may also register to vote at the polling place on the day of the election, March 9th...

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'Yes In My Backyard' - A Letter of Support From One Of Our Immediate Neighbors

Duff Cummings and his wife Sandy have been attending River Park planning meetings from the beginning, and I have been greatly appreciative of their input on the project and their support for a development in their neighborhood. In fact, the Cummings' house abuts the River Park site...

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