The Planning Commission met on September 14th and approved with conditions two applications. See draft minutes for details.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing remotely on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm using Zoom to consider a request from Nancy and Richard Steinberg, 20 Monument Ave., for a variance from the lot coverage requirement and the setback requirement specified in the Old Bennington Zoning Bylaws. Click on the the Agendas, Meetings, Notices tab for a copy of the Public Notice, including instructions on how to access the meeting.
Government in Bennington. The Village of Old Bennington represents the original center of Bennington. Samuel Robinson and a band of religious separatists from Connecticut and Massachusetts founded it in 1761. During the past 256 years the focus of industrial, commercial and residential development has shifted to the valley below and Old Bennington has become a small, incorporated Village within the Town of Bennington. Its character has become a historical single family residential community.
Old Bennington is situated on a height of land approximately one-half mile west of the center of the Town of Bennington, which lies in the Walloomsac River valley below. Looming over the Village to the southwest is Mount Anthony. A ridge called Monument Hill elevates the northern third of the Village, but along the eastern edge of the Village the land falls sharply away in a steep slope toward the river below. The remainder of the Village is fairly level. Many large, well-spaced houses are surrounded with lawns and gardens. We still enjoy the luxury of some open land with beautiful vistas.