There’s a new street sign up on a pole in Bridge Square, part of the ongoing wayfinding and streetscape-related improvements to downtown Northfield.
A year ago, the first Wayfinding sign appeared on 4th St. between Division and Washington. Then it disappeared for a while, coming back in early October.
Left: Now it’s moved to the intersection of 4th and Division on Bridge Square, next to Community Resource Bank’s downtown location. Where will it be next?
Right: there’s a new Wayfinding sign at 3rd and Division.
The Wayfinding sign on 4th has been updated recently with a second piece. It was initially added a year ago and then disappeared for a while.
The only other one I know about is at 2nd and Division.
The City installed another downtown streetscape Wayfinding this week, this new one at the SW corner of Division and 2nd. (See this Oct. blog post about the first and this Sept blog post about the streetscape arches.)
Thanks to NHS head honcho Hayes Scriven for the alert. I’m assuming Hayes is happy about this sign, as the NHS is featured on both sides. I see they’re a provider of tourist info and toilet facilities, too.
Our guest today was Director of Public Services, Joel Walinski, discussing the 5th Street and Water Street Parking Lot improvement project.
See the consultant’s Northfield streetscape website for all the background and documentation.
Below are photos from the Mayor’s Streetscape Task Force meeting help earlier in the day.
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Once again, another week goes by and I’m not sure where it went. I attended or participated in several meetings of various City and civic orgs this week, and I thought some of you would find this information both interesting and helpful.
On Tuesday, the NDDC had a meeting of the Retail Strategies group at the Grand, where they presented an overview of their Work Plan. The first slide presented the list of opportunities identified in the EDA’s Economic Development Plan, some of which are clearly within the purview of the NDDC’s:
Retail Support Strategies
Summary 1 – Economic Development Plan
Opportunity 1: Diversifying the Economic Base
1a: Land for Business Expansion
1b: Concentrate on Needs of Existing Businesses
1c: Implement a Targeted Recruitment Strategy
1d: Raise Awareness of Northfield within the Region
1e: Explore Options for Leveraging Existing Fiber Networks
Opportunity 2: Maintaining Northfield’s Quality of Place
2a: Maintain and Enhance the Existing Downtown
2b: Develop Coordinated Retail Strategy
2c: Redefine Northfield’s Relationship to its Neighbors
Opportunity 3: Attracting and Retaining Talent
3a: Increase Connections with Current and Former Students
3b: Continue to Engage the Leadership of the Colleges in Economic Development
3c: Increase the range of Housing Options
3d: Create Entrepreneurial and Innovative Start-Up Opportunities
3e: Take Steps to Integrate City’s Growing Latino Population
Continue reading “Behind the Scenes” Weekly Meeting Update 1 – NDDC Retail Strategies