Update on 7078 Lincoln Drive

June 6, 2023

On Friday, May 12th, WMAN convened an introductory Zoom meeting to discuss the development at 7078 Lincoln Drive with the owner David Mednick, his attorney Mike Philips, and general contractor.

The two main issues discussed were remediation of any potential environmental hazards caused by buried tanks, and parking.  Both Mr. Mednick and Mr. Philips assured the group that proper, lawful steps had been taken to make the site safe, beginning in 2014.  They agreed to share documents with the community regarding remediation.

Regarding parking, Mr. Mednick stated that initially he intended to build 16 parking spaces under the building, but the logistics were such that near neighbors’ private driveway would have to be used as an easement and exit/entryway to the garage. Given the site’s slope and proximity to the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Lincoln, there was no other option for placement of the door to subgrade parking, and this prevented onsite parking.  He also stated that he aims to attract tenants who do not own cars, but who will utilize public transit, bicycles, rideshare, etc and that he understands the dangers of that particular corner, and is willing to work in partnership to address the traffic issues.

WMAN requested that renderings of the building be shared, and that they show the proposed building within the context of its surroundings.  Mr. Mednick and Mr. Philips agreed to share drawings.

The timeline for project completion is 18 months, according to the general contractor.  Mr. Mednick and his team agreed to attend a larger meeting once the community has had a chance to review the forthcoming reports.