Lincoln District Revitalization Project Open House - March 29, 2017
The City of Tacoma invites you to hear the latest news about the Lincoln District Revitalization Project at a free open house on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 4-6 PM in the Lincoln High School Cafeteria (701 South 37th Street, Tacoma, WA 98418).
Come to the event to:
- Hear what has been accomplished so far
- See the latest streetscape design
- Provide feedback on welcome sign designs
- Learn about other fantastic things are happening in your neighborhood!
You can also visit the Lincoln District Revitalization Project Open House Facebook Event page to learn more, to RSVP, and invite your friends and family.
About the Project
In 2014, the City Council set a strategic objective to focus on development of the South Tacoma and Lincoln District Neighborhoods, both of which are designated as mixed use centers. Funding for a streetscape project was approved by the City Council as part of the 2015-2016 biennial budget process.
Key project features will include neighborhood entryway, roadway, sidewalk and pedestrian infrastructure improvements. These upgrades will happen along the stretch of South 38th Street, from Tacoma Avenue South to Thompson Street, which serves as the primary corridor of the Lincoln Business District and Mixed Use Center. Preliminary plans for the project include features to enhance pedestrian access, traffic calming measures and landscaping elements. There will also be a public art component to provide distinctive gateway attractions on both sides of the improved streetscape.
"One of our goals as a city is to highlight neighborhood business districts and help them become destinations. The Lincoln International Business District has unique assets that are underutilized. This long-term effort will require a shared vision, input and assistance from residents, property owners and businesses."
- Promote an economically thriving business district that provides access and support to businesses with sufficient and clearly defined parking and pedestrian amenities.
- Provide an inviting and accessible destination area for eating, shopping and gathering.
- Create a sense of place by celebrating the cultural diversity that is unique to the Lincoln International Business District.
"The work in the Lincoln International Business District is exciting. We have an amazing mixture of historic buildings, cultural diversity and potential for improvement. In addition to investing in the business district, we are also looking at how we can support the surrounding neighborhoods. I’m looking forward to seeing the City invest in infrastructure and culturally-competent service delivery in this unique district."