The purpose of this study is to evaluate the existing conditions of the corridor and present a vision for reimagining its design as a safe, vibrant, and attractive urban destination. The corridor will support new retail, employment, and housing opportunities that serve New Haven residents, businesses, and people traveling to New Haven from around the region.
The Lincoln Highway Corridor Plan offers specific infrastructure and development concepts that range from trail alignment and neighborhood connections to mixed use development concepts, monument design, identity creation and material selection. Lincoln Highway is the front door to the City of New Haven, and the Lincoln Highway Corridor Plan creates an urban design framework for its transition into a place that links New Haven’s residents and neighborhoods to the City’s economic drivers. In the future, Lincoln Highway will serve the transportation needs of freight, vehicle traffic, bicyclists, and transit in a manner that is more aesthetically inviting and humane. In the next 5, 10, and 20 years, through iterative development, partnership with other agencies, intentional infrastructure investment, and coalition building, the City of New Haven is committed to honoring the historic significance of Lincoln Highway and reinventing it as a premier urban destination among the best in Indiana and beyond.