Advocacy

The Norwich Historical Society is concerned about the potential development of 61-65 Town Street in Norwich.

NHS has very serious concerns about any development of this extremely sensitive site mainly due to its location adjoining the Norwichtown Historic District and the historic Norwichtown Burying Ground.  The Burying Ground was established in 1699 and is arguably the most significant historic resource in Norwich.  The Norwichtown Historic District is also a very significant historic resource in Norwich, containing well preserved architecture from the 17thCentury through the 20th Century.

Four other groups share our concerns: the Norwich Historic District Commission, the Society of the Founders of Norwich, the Lowthorpe Meadows Association, and area residents.

There may be a public hearing scheduled with the Commission on the City Plan or the Zoning Board of Appeals sometime in the near future.

If you’re concerned about this development, the Historical Society will keep members updated about a meeting time and date when it becomes available. Please visit our website at www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org for updates about scheduled meetings.