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Signage Study Working Group Presents Initial Study

posted Oct 14, 2016, 8:08 AM by Ryan Biles   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 8:33 AM ]
On October 3, the Signage Study Working Group of the Lonoke Planning & Zoning Commission held a special working session to introduce the Commission and the Public to the group's initial findings regarding signage needs and proposed location in the Lonoke Community.  A copy of that slide deck in PDF is linked below and may be downloaded for your viewing.

Commissioners Karen Dill, Michael Florence, and Ryan Biles performed a location study, identifying potential positions for signs of three scales: Gateways, Districts, and Wayfinding.  A brief explanation of each type, examples in use from case study communities, and the specific locations identified by the Working Group are included in the slide deck.

This presentation is only the beginning of the Group's work, as the Lonoke community has begun a conversation regarding infrastructure, beautification, and downtown development.  Specifically, the Lonoke Industrial Development Commission expects to benefit from the Planning Commission's work on this subject, as possible projects are identified and prioritized by LIDC in the coming months.

Further, in the spirit of collaboration and as a partner in the community's improvement, the Lonoke Planning & Zoning Commission wishes to provide resources such as these for future conversations with Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department and to augment the work of the Action Teams forming to study specific priority areas identified by the Lonoke Community Survey and the independent "Kick Start Lonoke" initiative.

The Signage Study Working Group has also expressed interest in involving students from the Art Department, CORE, and EAST Labs at the Lonoke School District to develop concepts for the gateway sign design, massing, and format.  This prospect is an exciting step forward in involving the next generation of Lonoke's leaders in defining the character and story of their hometown.
Ryan Biles,
Oct 14, 2016, 8:08 AM