The Lebanon Forward 2040 Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan


Lebanon 2040 Comprehensive Plan DRAFT

Update - The DRAFT with the revisions from the Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee of the Lebanon’s Forward 2040 Comprehensive Plan is below. Please click on the link. 

A DRAFT of the Future Land Use Plan are below.

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Lebanon 2040 Comprehensive Plan Cover Picture

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Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Plan Map

Welcome to The Lebanon Forward 2040 Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan Page. Here you will find information on The History of the Process of the Plan, The Results and Focus of the Plan, and The Citizen’s Survey. 

The History of the Process of the Plan

     The City of Lebanon has begun the process of creating its Comprehensive Plan. To serve this purpose, Stantec, a consultant team of urban designers and planners, has been hired to assist the City. Creating the Lebanon Forward 2040 Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan will be a community-driven process that will produce a document that will guide the future policies, projects, and actions for various aspects of the City. This study will include neighborhoods and housing, recreation, infrastructure, economic development, the Square/downtown, etc.

     The Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee has been meeting since March 2018 and with the findings from the Visioning Committee, hired Stantec as the consulting firm that best fit the needs and desires of both committees with the City, and would also include the Vision Statement. The Vision Statement concluded that there were five main priorities that need to be focused on for Lebanon’s prosperity.

  • Transportation/Traffic/Infrastructure.
  • Planning (Zoning) Contextual Growth.
  • Downtown Redevelopment of Older Historic Areas.
  • Parks & Recreation.
  • Entertainment/Things to Do.

     These priorities will be included in the Lebanon Forward Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan. 

     This Comprehensive Plan, Lebanon Forward, will replace the 1984 Comprehensive Plan and the 2006 Land Use Plan for the City of Lebanon, Tennessee. The Plan will address issues regarding infill development, redevelopment, the preservation of the downtown area, neighborhood stabilization and succession, and development at existing activity nodes that are connected to the major transportation corridors. In addition, the project will contemplate altering the City of Lebanon’s Land Use Plan to respond to the changing demographic trends, the changing housing market demands, the increasing energy costs, regional economic changes, education, entertainment, industrial and workforce trends.

     Now until July 2020, there will be an ongoing planning process that will involve community outreaches, a citizen’s survey, various data collection, and the analysis of the existing conditions of the City. All this which will result in a determination of a vision that will be citywide along with its goals and strategies.