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Lincoln District Streetscape

The Lincoln District Streetscape is the cornerstone of the Lincoln Revitalization Project. Key features of the streetscape include neighborhood entryway, roadway, sidewalk and pedestrian infrastructure improvements. These upgrades are happening along the stretch of South 38th Street, from South J Street to South Fawcett Avenue, which serves as the primary corridor of the Lincoln Business District and Mixed Use Center. This project seeks to enhance pedestrian access, traffic calming measures and landscaping elements. There is also a public art component to provide distinctive gateway attractions on both sides of the improved streetscape. 


Project Overview Map

Project Revitalization Area View

Cross Section View

Yakima Avenue Concept Plan


Project Updates


Phase 1

Phase 1 includes work along S. 38th Street from S. J Street to S. Fawcett Avenue, and along S. G Street and S. Yakima Avenue, between S. 37th and S. 38th streets.  Phase 1 started in July 2017 and will continue into July 2018.


South G Street

Utilities (water, wastewater and stormwater), paving and sidewalks are generally complete. Final striping, landscaping, and other street amenities (benches, etc.) will be installed in Spring 2018.




South 38th Street – S. J Street to S. Fawcett Avenue
  • TRAFFIC SHIFT:  Utilities and other streetscape improvements are generally complete on the south side of S. 38th Street.  The two lanes of traffic currently on the north side of the street will begin shifting to the south side on Friday, March 23rd.  Traffic will remain one lane in each direction.  On-street parking will not be available on S. 38th Street during the work.  The work on the north side will continue into July 2018 at which time the project will conclude.
  • Work on the north side of S. 38th Street will include minor utility improvements, curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, pedestrian amenities and artwork.
South Yakima Avenue – S. 37th to S. 38th Street
  • The pavement has been removed and utilities are now complete. Paving is expected in early March 2018.

 38th - Park

Phase 2

Phase 2 includes work along S. Yakima Avenue from S. 38th to S. 39th Streets. This will involve construction of a new streetscape (new sidewalks, landscaping, artwork, street lighting, etc.), similar to what is being constructed along S. 38th St., replacement and upgrading of utilities, removal of asphalt pavement, and construction of new colored concrete pavement.  Festival type lighting may be incorporated into the project depending on available funding. Work is expected to begin in June 2018 and conclude in late Fall 2018.  Yakima Avenue between S. 38th and S. 39th Streets will be CLOSED TO TRAFFIC during this phase of the project. Pedestrian access and businesses access will be maintained at all times.


View the Business Resource Guide


Streetscape Work Scheduled for July 2017 - November 2018

Lincoln Streetscape Schedule

Phase 1: Consists of South 38th Street from South J Street to South Fawcett Avenue, including South G Street and South Yakima Avenue from South 37th to South 38th streets.


Phase 2: Consists of South Yakima Avenue from South 38th to South 39th streets.

Task (Phase 1 and 2)

Estimated Timeline

Phase 1:



December 2016

Advertise & Award

May 2017


July 2017 - July 2018

Phase 2:



January 2018

Advertise & Award

May 2018


June 2018- November 2018

Lincoln Streetscape Funding



General Fund


Bond Funding


Environmental Services (Phase 1 only)


Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) Funds


Streets Initiative Funding


WA State Transportation Improvement Board Grant


Tacoma Water (Phase 1 only)


TPU Power Rebate/Street Light Contribution


Total Project Budget


Information for Businesses

The City is dedicated to reducing the impact of construction on businesses as much as possible.  Staff will hold monthly meetings with the project contractor at the Lincoln Project Office (750 South 38th Street, Suite C) where businesses can ask specific questions and have their concerns addressed.  Staff will also be sending out construction updates and information via an electronic email system.  Click HERE to subscribe to the Lincoln Revitalization Project Newsletter.


Click HERE to view the Business Resource Guide


The Lincoln Project Office will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, with staff who can answer any questions businesses might have. 


There will be decorative Business Open signs throughout the constructing area to make sure customers know your store is open, as well as printed Pocket Guides with useful strategies for surviving construction. 

Contact Us

City Project Manager

Mark D’Andrea

(253) 591-5518



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Lincoln District Office Location

750 South 38th Street

Tacoma, WA 98418


Office Hours


8 AM - 5 PM