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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.

 

38th

 

South 38th Street – S. J Street to S. Fawcett Avenue
  • Construction has been focused on the south side of S. 38th Street.  Traffic has shifted to the north side of the street and been reduced to one lane in each direction. On-street parking is temporarily unavailable on S. 38th Street during the work.
  • The majority of the utility work is complete. Construction is now focused on completing curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and incorporating artistic components. 
  • Work on the south side of S. 38th Street will continue into March 2018, at which time the construction will move to the north side of the street, and traffic will shift to the south side. Work on the north side will continue into July 2018.
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:

 

Planning/Design/Right-of-Way

December 2016

Advertise & Award

May 2017

Construction

July 2017 - July 2018

Phase 2:

 

Planning/Design/Right-of-Way

January 2018

Advertise & Award

May 2018

Construction

June 2018- November 2018


Lincoln Streetscape Funding

Source

Amount

General Fund

$2,442,532

Bond Funding

$2,579,143

Environmental Services (Phase 1 only)

$1,332,853

Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) Funds

$2,434,821

Streets Initiative Funding

$253,000

WA State Transportation Improvement Board Grant

$1,549,530

Tacoma Water (Phase 1 only)

$536,241

TPU Power Rebate/Street Light Contribution

$28,896

Total Project Budget

$11,157,016


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

Monday-Friday

8 AM - 5 PM