What a great year 2018 has been for Historic Lebanon. I am proud of all we have accomplished with the support of our community.
Highlights from the year include the completion of our façade improvement grant projects for five historic Public Square buildings.
Historic Lebanon is very pleased we were able to use the grant money to rehab five buildings, all being empty for several years, into viable,
sales tax producing spaces in our Main Street area. Funding these façade projects with the grant allowed the property owners to leverage
additional money for the complete rehabilitation of their properties. The buildings now have proper facades and design features that follow
the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
All five buildings are now fully occupied, all utilizing not only the bottom floor space but the upper story as well. The projects have created/recruited
six new businesses and given home to two existing ones. These include a much requested full service restaurant, a coffee shop, three boutiques,
a yoga studio, two professional offices and a residential loft apartment.
As a 501c(3) non-profit, Historic Lebanon relies on donations to fund our programs. Your end-of-year gift will help us continue our mission
of revitalizing the Historic Public Square and surrounding neighborhoods.
For 2019 we plan to continue to keep the focus on the proper rehabilitation of historic buildings by working with the City of Lebanon on zoning
and codes issues. Another goal is a more walkable downtown with public green spaces, a direct connection to the Music City Star commuter train
station with a walking trail, improved gateways into the Public Square, and new housing options.
Simply put; Historic Lebanon strives to enhance Lebanon’s quality of life and to increase our profile as a great small town.
With your gift, we will remain a strong advocate for the proper development of our Square and surrounding neighborhoods for now and for generations to come.
Won’t you make an end of year gift to support our programs and missions? There are many levels of giving and all are tax deductible.
Remember your dollars stay in the local community and can affect real change.
Or click Year End Giving to donate online