During their December 7, 2010 regular meeting, the Port Angeles City Council discussed and approved one of two wayfinding sign schemes developed for the WTIP process. The design, presented as “Scheme B” in public meetings and by the project’s advisory panel PA Forward, features a stylized mountain range, sea and canoe cut into steel plate backdrop with green directional features.
A trial set of six signs – ranging from large to pedestrian scale, according to placement and following federal standards – are expected to be constructed and installed early this year. Detailed construction documents have already been received by the City and are being reviewed prior to selecting a firm to manufacture them.
The signs were designed by WTIP wayfinding subconsultant AECOM, based in Orlando, Florida. Early versions of the signs selected were developed during the September 27-30 workshops held downtown. A second part of AECOM’s work, designing east and west entry signs for the City, is on-hold pending review of the chosen locations and adoption of the waterfront plan.
The waterfront plan is slated for review and possible adoption during the February 1 Council meeting.
The visual shows the selected design applied to the full range of signs to be installed. Click on it for a larger view