Salt Lake City Open Space Signage
A Public Open House Meeting was held on July 16th to review progress on the Salt Lake City Open Space Signage Project. A copy of the notes from this meeting is located to your right along with a collection of all of the materials presented. This was a follow-up meeting to the Preliminary Concept Review Open House which was held in January, at which time preliminary concepts were presented. In addition to the development of a unified suite of signs for all open spaces and parks in the city, and the creation of signage guidelines to lead future signage efforts, recent work focuses on the detailed design of more than 100 individual signs for the following key open spaces, which will be fabricated and installed in the near future:
· Arcadia Nature Preserve
· Bonneville Shoreline Preserve
· Bonneville Shoreline Trail
· Charles Lee Miller Park
· Ensign Peak
· Hidden Hollow Preserve
· Jordan River Parkway
· Parley's Historic Nature Park
· Wasatch Hollow Preserve
Everyone was encouraged to attend this important meeting in order to provide feedback and ideas that will help create the best possible signs for our parks and open spaces. We also encourage you to visit this site regularly for updates and additional information.
Landmark Design, Inc. has been hired by Salt Lake City to lead planning and design efforts toward the creation of a comprehensive signage system for the City's Open Spaces. The purpose of the project is to first establish a master plan that outlines the standards and measures for enhancing the user experience, which will be followed by the detailed design of specific signs for the nine identified sites listed above.
The signage should create a recognizable brand and graphic aesthetic for the lands managed by the City’s Parks and Public Lands Division (SLC PPLD). The signage system should also address the variety of place types (parks, natural area, trailhead, educational node, feature, etc.), determine what sign types are typically needed for each place, and develop standard sign types and design specifications.
The signage system will coordinate the various types of signs required, such as way-finding, directional, destination, park entry, interpretive, regulatory, boundary, donation, and trail markers. The City would also like an assessment of existing regulations which may affect the siting of specific signs and messages.
The project will conclude with the design of more than 100 individual signs, which will address on-going sign fabrication, installation and maintenance through the use of appropriate sign materials that can be reproduced for replacements and withstand vandalism, graffiti and graffiti removal. It is expected the total project time period will be approximately 20 to 24 weeks. This will include all components outlined above, through the design effort.
Please contact us if you have any questions or thoughts. You can reach Mark Vlasic at Landmark Design (801) 474-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact Salt Lake City at http://www.slcgov.com/node/617. The SLC Project Manager can be reached at 801.535.6240. You may also use the contact form in the lower-right corner of this page.
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Public Open House Materials: July 16, 2014
Signage Suite, Structure, Matrix and Full Sized Examples
Signage Guidelines Draft Document
Preliminary Concept Review Powerpoint Presentation - January 23, 2014
Internal Charette Powerpoint Presentation - December 11, 2013
City Staff Meetings/Charettes
Branding Charette Results - November 14, 2013
Interpretive Charette Results - November 14, 2013
Internal Design Review Charette Feedback - December 11, 2013