Pulaski Street Concept Rendering

The City of Lincoln’s historic downtown is a wonderful asset for the community and provides a variety of strengths and amenities that help make Lincoln a great place to live, work, shop and play. The downtown business district has remained vibrant but struggles with many of the same issues facing other downtown districts throughout the country. Changes in economic conditions, population demographics, size of businesses, parking constraints and aging infrastructure are a few examples of the challenges in our downtown.

In an effort to preserve and build on the strengths of our downtown, the City of Lincoln began pursuing a revitalization grant from the State of Illinois' Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in February 2010. The City was awarded a Flexible Funding Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in January of 2012 and is currently planning for the redevelopment and revitalization of Downtown Lincoln. Please visit us for information on the progress of this study and to help the project team by providing input into how we can improve our downtown.


In order to engage informed and meaningful public participation, a list of documents has been made available for below review and/or comment.

Current Project Files:

For more project documents, please go to the Study Documents page.

Project News

An upcoming Public Informational Meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. See details below.

March 27th, 2013 Downtown Revitalization Plan Lincoln Park District
Administrative Center
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. View Press Release

Check back often for project news, announcements, and accessible documents for review and comment.