Village Planning and Zoning 

In 1998 the Planning Board began to study Lincoln Station in order to develop a more viable village center. Studies continued over the next 20 plus years. The SLPIC Village Planning and Zoning Team was appointed by the Planning Board and is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on zoning with design guidelines to create an equitable transit oriented development (ETOD) that will allow for housing options and create a vibrant and active, walkable and sustainable village center. 

The proposed zoning amendment reflects all the hard work done over the past 20+ years. SLPIC has held a number of meetings to solicit feedback on the proposed zoning and guidelines.

Please note that SLPIC postponed bringing the proposed zoning to the upcoming  March 28, 2020 ATM to a fall Special Town Meeting to allow more time to review green energy, affordable housing and other studies that are currently underway. It will also allow SLPIC more time to continue with public engagement efforts.

To view the proposed draft zoning and design guidelines click here. 

To View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Click here

Upcoming Meetings:

Public Forum

February 5, 2020 (Wed.) at 7:00pm

Donaldson Room, Town Hall, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln

Snow Date: February 12, 2020 (Wed.) at 7:00pm

Hartwell Multi-Purpose Room, 5 Ballfield Road, Lincoln

Planning Board Public Hearing

February 25, 2020 (Wed.) at 7:00pm

Donaldson Room, Town Hall, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Planning and Land Use Department with any questions at 781-259-2684 or

Previous Public Engagement

To view previous studies, draft design guidelines/zoning and a highlight of some of the presentations/discussions please view the links below. 

Work builds upon previous studies and plans. To view click here

The State of the Town (SOTT) 11/02/19 -  Draft Zoning, Design Guidelines and Powerpoint Presentation. To view a video stream of SOTT click here. 

SLPIC held a public forum on May 7, 2019. To view the powerpoints, informational display boards and survey click here If you missed the public hearing click here to watch the video. 

A visual preference survey was recently conducted to get community input for these activities. Click here to view.

SLPIC used the platform coUrbanize during the process. To review comments and the site click here. 

Click here to view FAQ's

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SLPIC Village Planning and Zoning Team Members

Gary Taylor
James Craig
Sujit Sitole
Craig Nicholson
Ken Bassett
This team is staffed by the Planning and Land Use Department