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June 2, 2014

City seeks input on wayfinding

Knoxville — The City of Knoxville wants your input regarding its new wayfinding signs. 

Improving signage around town to help newcomers find their way is a suggestion at least seven years old to Knoxville. The Iowa Architectural Foundation mentioned it during its review of Knoxville in 2007, followed by RDG Planning and Design, who performed its own assessment and, most recently, consultant Roger Brooks last year. 

Assistant City Manager Dylan Feik has been working to identify approximately 21 locations for signs and planning to map out Knoxville's destinations. The Knoxville City Council has budgeted $25,000 for this project this year. This is the first year these signs have been included in the budget. 

Feik has been working with Sadler Signs out of Pella. Sadler recently presented these preliminary design ideas (see related files) to the council. Suggestions regarding the design of the signs and what should be included on them, are welcome from the council and the public. 

The signs are not on a future council agenda yet. Comments can be sent to Feik at assistantcitymanager@knoxvilleia.gov. 

The City is also taking a more proactive approach to maintaining other signs around town. Workers have been trying to reset and replace signs more often in the past two years. 

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