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.
Over the past couple of years the City’s Visitor and Convention Bureau conducted extensive research and community outreach to figure out what represents Lincoln City. The discovered revelation is that Lincoln City is the unexpected. It is a City stretched along beautiful beaches surrounded by tucked away adventures. The new logo conveys the unexpected with its inviting warm colors and intermingling of new and historic attributes. It is a combination of Lincoln City’s topography, local businesses, and of course the people who live and work here.
The official logo is part of developing the overall Brand Identity for Lincoln City. The branding efforts will continue to highlight the uniqueness of Lincoln City while maintaining a fresh consistency throughout the City.
Look for continued updates on this project at http://www.ronsreport.org.
In wake of the recent rescue from God’s Thumb, the City of Lincoln City reminds the public to be aware of potential dangers when hiking areas in Lincoln City. It is important to know the correct route of access and the skill level of the hike. Make sure to let others know when and where you are hiking, and when you plan to return. It’s also a good idea to research the hiking destination beforehand and assess your ability with the difficulty of the hike. The best routes of access to the Knoll, with designated parking, are located on NE Sal-La-Sea Drive. Please review the following basic safety tips:
- Start a hike early, to be finished before dark.
- Adhere to all posted signs.
- Know the correct and safest route (carry maps if available) The Knoll Hike Map
- Let others know where you are hiking and when you plan to return home.
- Do not wait to call 911 if you need help.
- Plan for unexpected weather changes.
For more information on trails and hiking safety please contact Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department at 541-994-2131.
As January quickly comes to a close the City is wasting no time moving forward with future projects.
- The Urban Renewal Agency and the City are partnering to issue a development offering on February 1st, for eight properties through a “Request For Expressions of Interest.”
- The Parks and Recreation Department Director, Jeanne Sprague and Visitor & Convention Bureau Director, Ed Dreistadt are researching the full extent of lifting the deed restrictions at Regatta Park and what it would mean for the City.
- The Public Works Department has been working diligently to ensure the safety of the community by placing safety barriers and removing dangerous debris left by the recent storms.
- Driftwood Public Library has been installing Little Libraries throughout the community and plans to add more in the near future.
- The Police Department has been working closely with architects and is moving forward to design an ideal building.
The City is hard at work in the New Year. For continued updates and to stay informed visit the City’s website at www.lincolncity.org.
Most of us were asleep at 3:17am on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 when the recent Tsunami alert was issued. This is a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time. The City of Lincoln City wants to remind everyone to sign up for emergency notifications. Lincoln Alerts is the emergency notification system used by Lincoln City and Lincoln County. You can sign up for notifications at co.lincoln.or.us/alerts. It is also an opportunity to discuss with your family in the event of an emergency what your plan of action is. There are many educational resources available about emergency preparedness on the City’s website at http://lincolncityor.govoffice3.com/emergencypreparedness as well as on Lincoln County’s website http://co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/plan-and-prepare. For additional information on tsunamis visit http://www.oregongeology.org/tsuclearinghouse/default.htm and http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/index.html. Please take the time to be aware and prepare.
Lincoln City is getting closer to developing its community vision. Over the last several months, the City has gathered over 1,000 comments from the community. Residents and visitors have shared their ideas for the future. The City in collaboration with a Vision Team made up of members representing community groups is seeking your feedback.
You can participate in a brief online survey, where you can review the ideas and share your priorities. You will also have a chance to share any new ideas that may have been missed during our initial outreach. People who complete the survey will have a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! You can access the survey at http://bit.ly/ImagineLCPriorities or visit the project website at www.imaginelincolncity.org.
Imagine Lincoln City is a community engagement program with one overarching goal – to create a guiding vision for the way our community looks, feels, and functions over the next twenty years based on input from the people who live, work, play, and visit here. This project will create a framework for future decision-making, investment, and collaboration. This is our next step in developing the vision, and we need your input!
For more information, visit www.imaginelincolncity.org, call (541)996-1232, or email email@example.com.