After years of planning, community involvement and construction, the City of Tacoma is ready to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lincoln District Streetscape Project. The community is invited to attend this celebratory event taking place on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, located on the district’s new Yakima Festival Street at South 38th Street and South Yakima Avenue.
The program will include speeches by Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, District 4 Council Member Catherine Ushka, and more. Event attendees can also tour public art and enjoy exciting performances.
“I’m so excited to see the Lincoln District Streetscape construction work is coming into the final stages and is ready to be officially unveiled,” said Mayor Woodards. “Tacoma’s business districts are a valuable asset to our community, and this project has worked to boost all that the Lincoln neighborhood has to offer. From upgrading sidewalks and streets, to adding public art components, these additions only enhance the value of the area.”
The streetscape is the cornerstone of the Lincoln Revitalization effort. Construction took place along South 38th Street, from South J Street to South Fawcett Avenue; as well as along South G Street between South 37th and South 38th streets, and on South Yakima Avenue between South 37th and South 39th streets. Key features of the streetscape include roadway, sidewalk, public art and pedestrian infrastructure improvements.
“The streetscape project began before I started serving on City Council, but as a resident, I have witnessed the changes the area has undergone and am thrilled to be here to see all of these efforts being finalized,” said Council Member Ushka. “As construction wraps up, it’s easy to see that this project is making a positive impact on the business district and surrounding neighborhoods.”