On-street parking, business driveways, dedicated bicycling and walking routes and more will be on the table when The City of Fort Collins hosts two Lincoln Corridor design alternatives workshops on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The two identical, interactive workshops hope to capture public input and help hone a draft street design. The public is invited participate. Register online at fcgov.com/Lincoln
and choose from one of the following two interactive sessions: 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. The workshops take place at the City Streets Facility at 625 Ninth Street, the southwest corner of Lemay and Vine. Spanish interpreters will be on hand.
Each session will review the preliminary street alternatives for the future design of Lincoln Avenue. Participants will discuss the pros and cons of various options such as on-street parking, business driveways, dedicated bicycling and walking routes, and more. Staff will collect any feedback through live polling, and interactive group discussions and this input will shape the character for the Lincoln Corridor before the design team prepares a unified draft concept for the street. If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, you can add your thoughts by taking an online survey from Sept. 20–Oct. 4 at fcgov.com/Lincoln
“The community has really responded well to help establish a vision for Lincoln; it is exciting to continue the discussion and actually have preliminary corridor design options to share with the public for feedback,” says Amy Lewin, Transportation Planner with the City.
Lincoln Avenue is an important gateway into the River District and Downtown, and has evolved into a mixed-use district in its own right. The Lincoln Corridor Plan represents a 12-month planning effort with robust public engagement to lead the search for a corridor vision, a design for the street, a list of prioritized improvements, and a funding plan. This effort is intended to capture the corridor values, including multi-modal mobility, history and culture, neighborhood protection, land use diversity and urban design, river protection and enhancement, water quality enhancement, and others.
For more information on this planning effort and to RSVP online, visit fcgov.com/Lincoln
or contact Lori Bichler at 970-221-6705.