City announces a visioning workshop for the Lincoln Way Corridor!

In March 2016, more than 120 Ames citizens came to a series of workshops to help identify issues or concerns along the Lincoln Way Corridor. Since that time, planners have been working with elected officials to identify key issues and opportunities. Now, it’s time to think about the future of the corridor!

Focus Area Visioning

On Monday, June 6, 2016, you are invited to participate in a Focus Areas Visioning Workshop! The workshop will look more closely at five specific parts of the corridor:

  • Downtown Gateway
    • How can Lincoln Way better connect to Downtown Ames?
    • What types of uses and character are preferred?
    • How should we prioritize bikes, pedestrians and automobiles?


  • Lincoln and Grand
    • How should this area related to nearby neighborhoods?
    • How can it transition to and connect to Downtown?



  • Oak-Riverside
    • What is the best type of housing in this area?
    • How can this part of the corridor be made safer?
    • How can surrounding neighborhoods be preserved?



  • Campustown Transition
    • Where should Campustown development end?
    • How can Campustown development relate to nearby neighborhoods?



  • West HyVee Retail
    • How can older development be modernized?
    • How can the edges of this area transition to surrounding neighborhoods?
    • What types of uses are residents looking for in this part of Lincoln Way?


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Meeting Details

You can come at your convenience to help planners answer these and other important questions. Come any time you’d like…stay for 10 minutes or an hour. This open house format will allow you to provide your thoughts and see what your neighbors think! Meeting details are as follows:


Date: June 6, 2016

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2210 Lincoln Way

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM (results will be presented at 7:30 PM.)

Parking: Upper Level Parking Available at the Church, Use the Ash Avenue Entrance