Category: Downtown Design Assistance Program

Out of 17 applications, eight businesses were selected for the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program.  The final eight were narrowed down by Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director, members of the LCEDF Board and two interns, Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the eight projects are shared in separate posts. Plans for the Sylvan Grove Public Library’s future expansion is starting to get real! The economic development office’s summer interns met with library staff and a few board members this morning to review schematic designs.

Sylvan Grove Public Library’s Downtown Design Assistance project underway

The Sylvan Grove Public Library Downtown Design Assistance project is underway

Library patrons and Sylvan Grove residents are getting excited about the changes happening at the Sylvan Grove Public Library.

Lincoln City Hall

The Lincoln City Hall was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln City Hall are shown below.

The Lincoln City Hall was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln City Hall included two options, one with an elevator to utilize space on the second floor and another without an elevator. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Lincoln Senior Center

The Lincoln Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln Senior Center are shown below.

The Lincoln Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln Senior Center include painting the awning and siding, installing a new sign, painting the historic cast-iron columns on each side of the storefront, and adding vinyl lettering to the storefront and door. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles

Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles are shown below.

Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles include Removing the infill from the original storefront opening and reconstructing the appearance of transom windows, cleaning the face of the building and repainting, installing a new sign (either as a panel or projecting sign), repairing the door hardware to ease opening and closing, and reglazing the storefront windows to improve energy efficiency. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce are shown below.

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce include installing a new historically appropriate door, Installing new double-hung windows, repairing and repointing the limestone exterior, painting the door and trim, and a new sign. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Labertew Apiaries

Labertew Apiaries was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at Labertew Apiaries include removing the siding to uncover the original storefront, installing a new canvas awning to draw attention to the business, installing new signage to make the business easier to find, painting the metal siding, and repairing and repointing the limestone foundation under the storefront. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

J&R Feeds

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the J&R Feeds building are shown below.

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the J&R Feeds building include repairing and painting the building’s original pressed metal siding, repairing and repointing the limestone foundation and walls, converting the space that was historically a garage door into an ADA accessible storefront, installing awnings over the storefronts and new signage. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Sylvan Senior Center

The Sylvan Grove Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Sylvan Grove Senior Center are shown below.

The Sylvan Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Senior Center included an updated awning, paint and new signage, and interior plans include updated kitchen cabinetry and island, an ADA accessible bathroom, a new projector and screen and relocating the television. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Sylvan Grove Public Library

The Sylvan Grove Library was one of the projects of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The architecture and interior design plans are shown below.

The Sylvan Grove Public Library was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Library included installing a new storefront and ADA accessible entrance, a new awning, and new signage, as well as a complete interior remodel as well. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)