Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Sign Forum Results

March 15th Sign Forum
Tom Armstrong and Sarosh Saher from the City of Elgin partnered with Paul Bednar, DNA Design Committee Co-Chair to present new sign options for downtown. 17 people listened to the ideas and then offered some of their own while enjoying the comforts of a Gail Borden Library meeting room. Our own Patricia Keeney, was interviewed by the Daily Herald.

Reference materials are listed below for those of you that missed the forum.
Presentation (Large file 16M)

Examples from other cities

Mesa, AZ
Sign Design Guidelines
Portable Sign Guidelines/Requirements
Comprehensive Sign Package Procedures
Outdoor Display Guidelines/Requirements

Davis, CA
Design Guidelines

Pasadena, CA
Sign Design Guidelines

Batavia to discuss facade programs

A Daily Herald article about Batavia's facade program references the success found in Elgin with a quote from Sarosh Saher.

No Green River in Elgin

West Dundee's plans to dye the Fox River green for the St. Patrick's Day Parade was shutdown by Elgin officals. The only green we need in the river is the money that flows out of the Grand Victoria and the environmental "green" to keep our source of drinking water clean.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

New Riverfront Project

Riverwalk to be extended north of Kimball. It doesn't include an underpass below the Kimball Street bridge. The city awarded the more than $900,000 contract to Elgin-based Martam Construction. The project is expected to last three to five months and begin this spring.