Finishing touches

Photo by James Mitchell
Landscape, concrete and electrical workers last week neared completion of a long-planned restoration of the former Lincoln Park Theatre, and residents are expected by year’s end to occupy the Fort Street icon. O’Brien Construction project manager Chris D’Alton said 12 residential units in what used to be the rear theater room — six each on two floors — should be ready for tenants by early December. Street-side, commercial and retail units should be ready by late December, as will a marquee restored to its 1936 appearance. Work on the theater building completes a project that includes two new residential buildings on Electric Avenue, where the first tenants are expected to move in this week. The $12 million Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency project began last year transforming the old Park Theater into low-income housing units with 1,200 square feet of retail space.