Future Land Use Map
The Future Land Use Map, which is part of the Land Use Chapter (Ch. 2) of the Lebanon Master Plan, is intended to provide a broad overview of how land should be used in the City and graphic guidance for implementing the text and policies of the Land Use Chapter. However, the Future Land Use Map is not a Zoning Map and it is not a regulatory document in and of itself. The Zoning Map and the Zoning Ordinance, on the other hand, are the primary regulatory tools for implementing the policies and goals of the Master Plan. In order to do, the Zoning Map and the Future Land Use Map should generally be in concert with each other.
As part of the City’s efforts to implement the 2012 Master Plan, the Planning and Development Department hosted several Community Meetings in 2017 and 2018 to review and discuss the Master Plan’s Land Use Chapter in relation to the City’s Zoning Map. The Department compared the Future Land Use Map and the Zoning Map to identify areas of the City where existing zoning was inconsistent with the land use goals expressed in the Future Land Use Map. Following the Community Meetings, in January 2018, the City Council approved a total of eleven (11) Zoning Map amendments to ensure the Zoning regulations were consistent with and supportive of the land use goals expressed in the Future Land Use Map. In March 2018, City voters approved three (3) additional Zoning Map amendments. Subsequently, in June 2018, the Planning Board adopted five (5) amendments to the Future Land Use Map for areas where the existing zoning regulations were found to reflect the community’s preferred land use policy.
Feel free to contact the Planning and Development Department at 603-448-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions or concerns.