Month: June 2019

Weekly Watch: Urban Renewal and Economic Development

  • The City received a grant from Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) through the Oregon Main Streets Program, to conduct a walking survey of the commercial historic properties along Highway 101. The staff will be in town Monday, June 24th– Wednesday, June 26th.  The survey’s findings will help the city determine the historic integrity of buildings throughout the historic business districts and can help the city leverage historic assets to encourage economic growth and revitalization.  There are no decisions being made at the time of the survey and properties will not be designated historic in any way as a direct result of the survey work being done.  If you have questions contact the Planning and Community Development Department at (541-996-2153).
  • Staff continues negotiations with developers on property development. Staff’s goal is to have 3-5 of the properties under Development Agreement by the end of the calendar year.
  • A Public Ribbon Cutting is to be held on Wednesday, June 26th at 11am for the Cutler City- SW Jetty Realignment.
  • The City Recorder is advertising for two community members on the Roads End/Villages Urban Renewal Plan Committee. For more information contact the City Recorder at (541-996-1203).
  • Staff continues to work with Proud Ground to implement their home buyer assistance grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services. Attend a free Proud Ground Homebuyer Information Session:
  • City of Lincoln City Employees: Friday, July 19th, 10:30-11:30am at the Driftwood Library Community Room 801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City
  • City of Newport Employees: Friday, July 19th, 2:30-3:30pm at the Newport City Hall Council Chambers, 169 SW Coast Hwy, Newport
  • NW Coastal Housing Residents & Employees of Partner Organizations: Friday, July 19th, 5:00-6:00pm; NW Coastal Housing, Upstairs Conference Room 7450 NE Avery St., Suite A Newport OR.
  • Register online http://www.tfaforms.com/4651670 or contact Ryan at 503-493-0293 ext. 18 or ryan@proudground.org.

 

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Receives $30k ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant Access to Local Play Spaces

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Part of the national Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program, park and recreation agencies across the country were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families in their communities. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas were chosen to receive $30,000 grants to build their projects.

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is the 1st Parks and Recreation agency in Oregon to be chosen for this grant program, and will use the $30k grant to build a brand new Nature Play Space, including a “Story Circle” with trails, in a new park being constructed at SE 3rd and Keel.

“We are thrilled to have the support of NRPA and The Walt Disney Company in building our 1st Nature Play area in Lincoln City., said Jeanne Sprague, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director. “We hope to incorporate many park amenities into our new Park located at SE 3rd and Keel, and this is the 1st step in the right direction.”

“NRPA is proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help more children and families experience the benefits of play,” said Kellie May, NRPA vice president of programs. “By increasing access to play spaces, this program will also provide unique activities tailored to the local community that support healthy lifestyles.”

For more information about Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, visit lincityoregon.org/parksandrec.

To learn more about Meet Me at the Park, visit www.nrpa.org/meetmeatthepark.

Historic Preservation Specialists to Walk Highway 101

Have you ever wondered about the local history behind a building? The City is excited to share a grant was received from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) through the Oregon Main Streets Program, to conduct a walking survey of the commercial historic properties along Highway 101.

Two staff members accompanied by two interns with the SHPO will be in town Monday, June 24th through Wednesday, June 26th. The public may see the team in the community throughout the week photographing properties and collecting preliminary information.  The walking survey will focus on buildings around 50 years old or older throughout the business corridor of the Pearls along Hwy 101.

The survey’s findings will help the city determine the historic integrity of buildings throughout the historic business districts of Lincoln City.  The information can help the city leverage historic assets to encourage economic growth and revitalization.  There are no decisions being made at the time of the survey and properties will not be designated historic in any way as a direct result of the survey work being done.

Please note that the team will have proper identification and will not need to enter private property.  All photography will be completed from the public right-of-way and private homes won’t be surveyed.  Property owners do not need to be present, but are welcome to provide the SHPO staff with any historical information that they possess about their commercial buildings. If you have questions about the survey, contact the Planning and Community Development Department (541-996-2153).

Weekly Watch: Planning and Community Development

The Lincoln City Planning and Community Development Department is working hard on long term projects and addressing daily planning concerns.

  • Draft Design Standards are now open for public comment. The survey asks for community feedback and engagement on design aspects for the City such as; pedestrian spaces, parking, building design, coastal design character and more.  Take the survey here.
  • Senior Planner, AnneMarie Skinner has been conducting public outreach along HWY 101 in regards to the City’s sign regulations. She will be presenting her findings to the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission will begin work studying the topic on June 18th and July 2nd.
  • The Building Code Division has issued new single family home permits. The Division continues to oversee code violations and respond accordingly.
  • The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
  • The North Lincoln City Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the area known as the Villages has been submitted and will be discussed at the Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for July 16, 2019. There is a City Council Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for August 26, 2019.
  • The zoning code is currently being reviewed in reference to the establishment and use of emergency caches addressing tsunami resilience.
  • If you have questions or concerns for the Lincoln City Planning Department can be reached at 541-996-2153. You can also visit the website here.

Lincoln City Draft Design Standards Open for Public Comment

The City is ready for your input on Design Standards! Please take some time to review the newly revised Draft Design Standards and complete the survey below. This survey will remain open until June 24th to garner and provide adequate time to review and prepare your responses. The Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to review the comments and make suggestions on the draft language at their July 2nd meeting. Please share with your friends, family, businesses, property owners, anyone with an interest in Lincoln City who has a vision for the future of the city.

For more information and to take the survey click on the link below.

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