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Lincoln Revitalization Open House March 29

Lincoln Revitalization Open House March 29


March 2, 2017



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Open House at Lincoln High School on March 29 
Provides Latest Updates on Lincoln District Revitalization Project 


The City of Tacoma invites residents to an event providing the latest updates on the Lincoln District Revitalization Project on Wednesday, March 29, from 4 to 6 PM in the cafeteria of Lincoln High School (701 S. 37th St.). The open house will give residents a chance to hear what has been accomplished thus far, see the latest streetscape design and provide feedback on welcome sign designs.  


“The revitalization of the Lincoln Business District has been about improving the quality of life for neighborhood residents and attracting more private investment,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “It is exciting to see the community come together as the surrounding neighborhood evolves and becomes more of a destination."

The Lincoln District Revitalization Project is the City’s first effort at implementing a neighborhood revitalization model that could be brought to other areas in the future. With power pole replacement and underground utilities work complete, streetscape construction is currently projected to begin sometime this summer. During streetscape construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction zone. 

Having recently been awarded $1,299,530 in Transportation Improvement Board grant funding by the State of Washington, the City is also working on plans for the next phase of the project which will include the creation of a pedestrian friendly street that can be closed to traffic and used for community events throughout the year on South Yakima Street from South 38th to South 39th streets. Preliminary concepts will be further developed by the City this year, in collaboration with Lincoln Business District and community members, with work projected to begin in 2018.


Other key areas of the Lincoln District Revitalization Project include initiatives to improve public safety, housing and property conditions, human services, and economic development service delivery in the area. 


“Community members and business owners in the Lincoln area are energized and excited by the City's efforts here,” said District 4 Council Member Marty Campbell. “I encourage everyone to come out to this event to get the latest updates on the Lincoln District Revitalization Project, mingle with other neighbors, and learn about other fantastic things happening in the neighborhood."

More information about the open house on Wednesday, March 29, is available through Program Development Specialist Tralayne Myers at tmyers@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5634, the Lincoln District Project Office at 750 S. 38th St., Monday – Friday, 10 AM  – 4 PM, on Facebook, or at cityoftacoma.org/lincoln.