The Lebanon Housing Authority announced earlier this week during the city’s Planning Board meeting that they have withdrawn their application for a four-story apartment building, saying that opposition from residents and board members made it clear that there isn’t much support for the project.
According to The Valley News, the LHA was hoping to build a 30-unit apartment on the existing site of Roy’s Auto Service, complete with an administrative office and first floor commercial space.
The Housing Authority owns the Rogers House, which is adjacent to the proposed build site, offering housing options for senior citizens.
The two main concerns against the project? The sheer size of the building and concerns over parking availability were both cited by residents and officials as main factors in opposing the plan. Additionally, the city council was surprised when they found out last month that the LHA was going to submit a site plan without receiving input first.
The Housing Authority rents public housing at four main locations around town, including Romano Circle.