The appearance of buildings and streetscapes in Lincoln City is an area of concern for city officials and community residents. The City’s Planning Department has hired a consultant to evaluate the existing design standards and address the necessary changes to achieve a desired look and function. Over the next six months the consultants will assist with:
- Establishing a vision, goals, objectives, and policies for streetscape aesthetics and building design
- Determine preferences through a public education and outreach program
- Propose new or revised code sections that will result in streetscape aesthetic and building designs that are practical, affordable, and appropriate for the community and environment
- Identify ways to improve administration of the city code and incentives that will promote good aesthetics and design
To help guide this project and provide community ideas on design preferences, the Planning Department has organized a project advisory committee. The committee is made up of individuals with design experience, representatives of local businesses, neighborhoods, and organizations. The first meeting for the committee was June 22nd. At that meeting, the committee discussed goals for the project and reviewed the current design standards.
After the consultants conduct a visual preference survey and workshop, they will share key findings with the advisory committee at a second meeting later this summer. The group will then confirm a strategy for moving forward. The last meeting will be this fall, when committee members will review a draft of proposed changes to the code
Before and changes are made to the city’s design standards, the Planning Commission and City Council will conduct public hearings to give notice.
Project Advisory Committee Members: Marty Rollins, Joe Getty, Danelle Lochrie, Diana Portwood, Dave Price, Jeff Syrop, Nora Sherwood, Rich Briggs, Shawn Kehr, representatives from the Bay Area Merchants Association, Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, and the State Historic Preservation Office.
For more information and continued updates on the Design Standards Project please visit Design Standards Project 2018.