Focus Area Workshops

Focus Area Workshops for the Lincoln Way Corridor Plan will be held on Thursday, November 10th, at the Ames Public Library, located at 515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA.

The individual workshop sessions will each look more closely at the specific focus areas of the corridor:

  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. – “Downtown Gateway” Focus Area
  • 4 p.m.-6 p.m. – “Campustown Transition” and “Westside Mixed Use” Focus Areas
  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m. – “Lincoln Way and Grand Avenue” and “Oak to Riverside” Focus Areas

Each workshop session will include a presentation of the preliminary recommendations by the planning consultant as well as an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide input on the plan.

If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Karen Marren at or 515.239.5447.

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

Corridor Neighborhood Workshop

Prior to the public workshop, the neighborhood associations and residential property owners abutting the corridor are invited to provide feedback and concerns prior to opening the meeting up for the general public to comment. This meeting will provide the opportunity for those most impacted by the Corridor Plan to express unique concerns that may not be on the minds of other citizens.

Corridor Neighborhood Workshop:
Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7PM
Location: Zeke’s (
3329 Lincoln Way)


Community Workshop

The Corridor Plan cannot be completed without the participation of residents, property owners, and other stakeholders from throughout the community. Your input and ideas are important, and the City needs to hear what you have to say.

The first opportunity for the entire community to get involved will be a Corridor Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to allow residents to provide input, before any plans or recommendations are formulated. The workshop will: (a) review the purpose of the Lincoln Way Corridor Plan, the planning process to be undertaken, and the schedule for the project; and (b) hear resident’s views on problems, issues, and assets within the community.

Community Workshop:
Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 7:30 – 9PM
Location: Zeke’s (3329 Lincoln Way)


Business Workshop

The Business Workshop is an opportunity for business owners and managers to discuss issues and challenges related to the Lincoln Way Corridor. The workshop will help establish a dialogue and obtain feedback from those members of the business community that have a unique insight and perspective, and whose assistance and involvement will be critical to plan implementation.

Business Workshop:
Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 8 – 10 AM
Location: City Hall- Council Chambers (515 Clark Ave.)