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Thank you for engaging with us through the CoUrbanize platform and adding your voice to the Lincoln Station Revitalization. After many months of suggestions and survey feedback, we're wrapping up online outreach and will move over to the Town of Lincoln's official website. This is the last you'll hear from us here on our CoUrbanize page. Comments are now closed, but the page will remain up for record-keeping purposes.

Based on all the feedback, surveys and past studies, the SLPIC Village Planning and Zoning Team have been busy working on zoning and design guidelines. They will hold their first public forum to present these concepts and solicit feedback. Please mark your calendars for May 7th, 2019.

  • 5-7 PM Open House – drop in and meet members of SLPIC and Planning Staff to learn more about efforts being made at Lincoln Station
  • 7-8:30 PM Presentation and discussion to learn more about the proposed zoning at Lincoln Station

This public Forum will be held at Lincoln Town Hall, Donaldson Room (1st Level), 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln MA

Visit the Town of Lincoln's official website for updates and announcements.

Thank you!

Jennifer Burney

Lincoln Director of Planning and Land Use

burneyj@lincolntown.org

781-259-2610

UPDATE: Retail Visioning Workshop

UPDATE

Retail Visioning Workshop Comes to Lincoln MA.

Professional Advice and Fresh Ideas for Lincoln Storefront Business Owners

Our last post gave you news about a recent grant that was awarded to the town to help our storefront businesses.

With all the exciting initiatives going on in Lincoln Station, last month we were able to bring an exciting workshop for the benefit of our storefront small businesses.

Many of the businesses attended this interactive workshop and learned about business identity and positioning, store and restaurant design, visual merchandising and retail marketing and tips, tools, trends and tricks of the trade.

Following the workshop businesses were encouraged to work one on one with the consultant. Again all for FREE through this grant the Town was awarded.

Many of the businesses took advantage of this opportunity and are currently working with the consultant. While I don't know exactly what the businesses are working on with the consultant since it is TOP SECRET, I can't wait to see what improvements or initiatives come out of it!! I bet you can't wait either. I will be sure to keep you posted with updates and news.

Your support helps these local businesses thrive and survive. Without your support we would not have them. So please go out and frequent our local businesses.

Thank you!!

Jennifer L. Burney

Director of Planning and Land Use

Town of Lincoln, MA

Town Office

16 Lincoln Road

Lincoln, MA 01773

Ph: 781-259-2610 ext 8124

Email: burneyj@lincolntown.org

Town website: http://www.lincolntown.org

Land Use Projects & Applications: http://www.lincolntown.org/index.aspx?nid=252

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

Margaret Mead

Lincoln Station Commuter Parking Survey

Lincoln Station Commuter Parking Survey

This survey is intended for commuter rail passengers that regularly board at Lincoln Station. The Town is conducting this survey in order to get a better understanding of how commuters are currently accessing the station, what the current demand for commuter rail parking is, and how accessibility to the station can be improved for commuters arriving to the station by all modes. The survey is being conducted in conjunction with a parking study the Town is completing with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

If you would like to provide feedback on commuter rail parking and accessibility, please submit your responses to the survey by clicking here.

If you have any questions about this survey or the parking study, please contact Jennifer Burney, Director of Planning and Land Use, at: burneyj@lincolntown.org

Retail Visioning Workshop Comes to Lincoln

Retail Visioning Workshop Comes to Lincoln MA.

Professional Advice and Fresh Ideas for Lincoln Storefront Business Owners

With all the exciting initiatives going on in Lincoln Station we are pleased to bring an exciting workshop to the Town for the benefit of our storefront small businesses. The Town of Lincoln was awarded a grant that provides FREE retail consulting services to Lincoln Storefront Business Owners!!

With Lincoln's new cafe, new businesses and a new restaurant coming soon we want to help the existing businesses be the best they can be!!!

The retail industry is facing changes large and small -- but there are things that can be done!

This FREE workshop provides ideas and instruction in the areas of business identity and positioning, store and restaurant design, visual merchandising and retail marketing.  Tips, tools, trends and tricks of the trade will be shared -- and business owners’ specific questions will be answered. There are even ways to compete with online businesses … come and find out how!

Retail Best Practices – The Power of Presentation is delivered by Christine Moynihan of Retail Visioning. This program has helped hundreds of business owners improve the look and feel of their establishments as well as the customer experience and marketing messages in print and online. Formerly the VP of Retail Marketing for a national footwear brand, Chris has helped launch a number of new store concepts around the country and has worked to support and improve independent retail establishments for over 10 years. Over 1500 retailers have attended her workshops. Every attendee at the workshop will receive a copy of her booklet: A Retailer’s Gut Check, A Self-Assessment Guide for Small Business.

This workshop, brought to you by the Town of Lincoln and the South Lincoln Planning Implementation Committee (SLPIC) will be held on Wed. January 9, 2019 at the Rural Land Foundation office/Lincoln Station, located at 145 Lincoln Road, Suite 102A (2nd Floor), Lincoln MA 01773 . The program will run from 8 to 9:30 am. Coffee and breakfast items will be served. Following the workshop businesses can network or speak to Christine.

Subsequent to the workshop, Lincoln businesses in attendance are invited to participate in a private one-on-one FREE consultation with the consultant during January 16 through February 6th and could be eligible to receive a small grant to help implement recommendations made by the consultant.

For more information about the program or to register to attend please contact Jennifer Burney, Director Planning and Land Use. You can reach her via email: burneyj@lincolntown.org or by phone: 781-259-2684

Registration is not required however seating may be limited.

Encourage the local businesses to attend and spend local. Your support helps these local businesses thrive and survive. Without your support we would not have them.

Thank you!!

Jennifer L. Burney

Director of Planning and Land Use

Town of Lincoln, MA

Town Office

16 Lincoln Road

Lincoln, MA 01773

Ph: 781-259-2610 ext 8124

Email: burneyj@lincolntown.org

Town website: http://www.lincolntown.org

Land Use Projects & Applications: http://www.lincolntown.org/index.aspx?nid=252

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

Margaret Mead

New Questions!

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciate all your feedback and it’s help us get a better understanding of Lincoln's interest in the project. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions.

Click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us make Lincoln Station a better place to visit, shop and live!. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Have an idea on the go? Text us!

Lincoln just launched an exciting new way to get your feedback on Lincoln Station! Look for signs like these posted around Lincoln Station asking questions about your preferences for the future of Lincoln Station on various topics such as would you like to see a new pay by phone pay system for commuter parking or where should new bike racks be located.

We need to hear your ideas and suggestions so please participate by texting in your answer to post a response to this site.

Lincoln Station Survey



The South Lincoln Planning and Implementation Committee (SLPIC) is a subcommittee of the Lincoln Planning Board working to create a vibrant, mixed use, pedestrian-oriented village center ("Lincoln Station") for residents and visitors.  

Throughout the years, Lincoln has conducted numerous studies of Lincoln Station including Lincoln's Comprehensive Long Range Plan which identifies the economic sustainability as a key issue of Lincoln's small commercial area, Lincoln Station. 

SLPIC needs your help to determine big picture ideas such as zoning changes and design guidelines. 

This Survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Please read the questions and summaries carefully. Check all the images that you think are appropriate for the Lincoln Station Study Area. Leave images unchecked that you do not feel are appropriate. 

To access the survey click here

Thank You!!

Complete Streets Projects - Have you noticed?

Have you noticed the new side walk completed in Lincoln Station?

Have you noticed the construction trucks on Lincoln Road and the intersection of Lincoln Road and 117?

Are you wondering what is going on?

The Town of Lincoln was awarded $400,000 in grant funding for ten Complete Streets Projects. This was a very competitive grant with 48 communities applying and only 22 communities awarded funding.

The Town was awarded funds for the following ten projects:

  1. New Lincoln Road Sidewalk in South Lincoln/Town Center to fill a missing link (completed)
  2. Repairs to existing roadside paths (sidewalks) – tree root damage Sections of Routes 117 & 126, Trapelo, Lincoln and Blackburnian Roads (currently under construction)
  3. 117/Lincoln Toad Intersection Improvements (under construction)
  4. Informational Kiosks at Lincoln Station, Commuter Lot and Trailhead (coming soon)
  5. Bike Racks at Lincoln Station, Commuter lot and Trail head (coming soon)
  6. Bike Pump Repair System at Lincoln Station (coming soon)
  7. Wayfinding Signage (coming soon)
  8. Lincoln Station Area Access & Circulation – Improvements for pedestrian, transit and bicycle connections in and around Lincoln Station (coming soon)
  9. New off road path Baker Bridge Road to Baker Farm Road to connect to the existing trail network (coming soon)
  10. Construction of new path from Lee’s Bridge to Canoe Landing Parking Lot along Route 117 (coming soon)

Projects will be constructed throughout the spring and summer of 2018.

The Town will be applying for another $400,000 in grant funding in September 2018.

For more information visit the Town’s website for details on the project. http://www.lincolntown.org/776/Complete-Streets


Small things can make all the difference in the world

Today I met up with a Ryan Estates resident out enjoying the new sidewalk at Lincoln Station.

She said she is thrilled because she can now walk on one side of Lincoln Road without having to cross the road multiple times because of the lack of sidewalks.

Next week you will begin to see sidewalks (off road paths) throughout Lincoln being repaired and resurfaced.

I'd like to put out a shout out to the Town's DPW staff who does an amazing job with keeping Lincoln's road and paths in great shape as well as roads clear in the winter.

See little things can make all the difference in the world. 


The new sidewalk is almost done.

The new sidewalk in Lincoln Station is almost done. It is completely installed and has a few minor details left such as grass seed etc... In the next few days folks should be able to walk on it.

Enjoy!!!

Shh...... It's a secret

I'm not sure I want to share this little secret with anyone but I guess I have to if we are trying to make Lincoln Station more vibrant.

Not many of you may know about the little gem of a pocket park known as Station Park or sometimes called Peace Park. It is a great place to have lunch (I did today) or sit with a cup of coffee or read a book.

The fantastic and talented Lincoln's Garden Club maintains the park and was behind the idea of the water fountain. Thanks to the DPW for installing it.

Come on down to Lincoln Station and check out the new sidewalk and check out Station Park. You won't be sorry.

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New Sidewalk being installed in Lincoln Station

Today a new sidewalk is being installed in Lincoln Station. This fills a missing link in the sidewalk network at Lincoln Station. This sidewalk was funded with a Complete Streets Grant. This is just one of many great things coming to Lincoln Station.

Great news!!! The missing sidewalk link is coming soon!!!!!!

Great news!!! The missing sidewalk link in Lincoln Station/South Lincoln next to the Church will be installed in the next couple of weeks. That is if we don't have any more snow or rain.

This is part of SLPIC's Revitalization goals for Lincoln Station/South Lincoln (We really do need to decide on a name).

The installation of the sidewalk was funded by a Complete Streets Grant the Town was recently awarded.

Town Meeting this Saturday!

We invite you to attend the annual Town Meeting this Saturday, 3/24, starting at 9:30am at Brooks Auditorium (10 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA 01773). While the South Lincoln Revitalization Project is still in progress, the Town will be voting on several important issues regarding future developments.

Town Meeting info here - Oriole Development info here

Next month, we'll be switching to a new phase of the South Lincoln/Lincoln Station revitalization project. Stay tuned for our visual preference survey!

Site Walk - Lincoln Station to Codman Farm

You talked and we Listened!!

We heard loud and clear that folks would like to see better connectivity from Lincoln Station to Codman Farm.

Please join members of SLPIC, SLPIC Wayfinding Team, Planning and Land Use Department, Conservation Commission, Rural Land Foundation and our DPW Superintendent as we walk from Lincoln Station to Codman Farm.

We will meet at Trails End Cafe on Thursday February 1st at 9:30am and make our way over to Codman Farm.

Dress warm and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Burney, Director of Planning and Land Use


State of the Town Meeting (SOTT)

The Planning Board/SLPIC gave an update on the South Lincoln Revitalization Project at the State of Town Meeting held on Saturday November 4th. Over 250 people were in attendance and had the opportunity to learn more about the various projects and ask questions.

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation as well as handouts.


Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We are excited to introduce the project team behind the South Lincoln Revitalization Project:

  Planning Board Members

  • Margaret Olson, Chair
  • Lynn DeLisi, Vice-Chair
  • Richard Rundell
  • Gary Taylor
  • Steve Gladstone

SLPIC Members 

  • Lynn DeLisi Planning Board Members and Co-Chair
  • Gary Taylor Planning Board Members and Co-Chair
  • James Craig, Board of Selectmen Member
  • Allen Vander Meulen, Housing Commission
  • Noah Sawyer, Lincoln Woods Member
  • Ken Bassett, RLF Board Member
  • James White South Lincoln Business owner
  • Sujit Sitole, South Lincoln Business owner
  • Craig Nicolson At Large Member
  •  Stacy Osur At Large Member
  • Jennifer Burney, Director of Planning and Land Use-officio non-voting member


SLPIC PROJECT TEAMS 

Wayfinding Team

  • James White
  • Kurt MacLaurin
  • Christina Van Vleck

MBTA Team

  • Lynn DeLisi
  • Allen Vander Meulen
  • Stacy Osur

Placemaking Team

  • Ken Bassett
  • Noah Sawyer
  • Craig Nicolson
  • Sharon Antia
  • Carol Kendrick
  • Geoff McGean

Village Planning and Zoning Team

  • Gary Taylor
  • James Craig
  • Sujit Sitole
  • Craig Nicolson
  • Ken Bassett

Village Planning and Zoning Design Team

  • Gary Anderson
  • Douglas Adams
  • Ken Bassett
  • Ken Hurd

Town Professional Staff

  • Jennifer Burney, Director of Planning and Land Use
  • Paula Vaughn-MacKenzie, Assistant Director of Planning and Land Use

We are also working with other Lincoln Town Departments and Staff as well as other Boards and Committees.

We are working with the following consultants: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Weston and Sampson, Favermann Design, Lemon-Brooke. 

Welcome to our project website!

Thanks for visiting our interactive website! We're using this platform to help you participate in the South Lincoln/Lincoln Station Revitalization process and keep you updated on the latest plans, studies and upcoming events.

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