The LCRA is responsible for funding projects and programs that eliminate the existing conditions of blight and adress the community’s desire for change in the neighborhood. Since 2013, the LCRA has initiated a number of programs and funded projects consistent with the Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan. Read below to learn more information about these specific initiatives, and check back on this page for the most up-to-date information about new LCRA projects and programs.
Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan Amendment
The LCRA is currently updating its Redevelopment Plan. To learn more about this project and how to get involved with the amendment process, visit the Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan Amendment page.
Fix-it-Up and Emergency Assistance Programs
The Fix-it-Up Program provides low-income, owner-occupied households with essential home repairs. The Emergency Assistance Program funds similar repairs, but of an immediate status that address a life, health, or safety issue. The goal of these programs is to keep residents in their Lincolnville homes, and provide assistance to those who may not have the resources to conduct essential repairs. St. Johns Housing Partnership provides the eligibility review and construction services for each home repair project. To learn more read the Fix-it-Up Program and Emergency Assistance Program brochure.
Legal Aid for Title Clearing
Some residents are affected by issues related to their homeownership. Often, they have descended from families that have lived in the neighborhood for generations, but do not appear on the legal title of their property. To help mitigate this issue, the LCRA is bringing awareness to legal services offered by St. Johns County Legal Aid for title clearing by distributing information and coordinating with neighborhood organizations to host attorneys for seminars. The LCRA will also finance any associated costs with the title clearing process, such as filing fees and property surveys. Click here to visit the St. Johns County Legal Aid website.
Mobility and Connectivity
The LCRA has funded and continues to pursue funding of critical sections of sidewalk for improved connectivity for pedestrians. Also, as a recommendation from the LCRA Steering Committee, two narrow streets have been converted to one-way traffic as a parking and traffic solution represented in the Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan.
Recreation Areas and Natural Resources
The Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan supports the improvement and accessibility of neighborhood recreation and natural areas. Recently, the LCRA contributed to a new 11-acre passive park located at the southern end of Lincolnville. Dedicated as Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park after a prominent local Civil-Rights leader who passed away, the LCRA funded an entryway feature with landscaping and signage, as well as a pathway around the western portion of the Park.
The Lincolnville Newsletter
The LCRA sponsors a quarterly newsletter for the Lincolnville neighborhood, which is mailed out to all addresses and property owners in the community redevelopment area. The newsletter features stories regarding neighborhood events, cultural centers, local churches, businesses, and residents. It also serves as a way for staff and committee members to communicate CRA fundamentals and current initiatives. Click on the following links to read past editions of the newsletter: