Daily Archives: November 17, 2008

By Nov. 26, pick your favorite downtown Phoenix signage option

[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — A business group plans to roll out new signs so that it’s easier to get around downtown Phoenix.  Over the next two weeks, the public can look at the proposed signs on the Downtown Phoenix Partnership’s website and pick their favorites.  This survey will be on the partnership’s website until Nov. 26.  The signs, which are call wayfinding signs, are part of an ongoing effort to boost downtown Phoenix’s image.  Last month, the partnership unveiled a new logo.  Earlier this year, they officially dropped their old moniker, Copper Square.

Once a final design is chosen, the new signs will be built and installed sometime next year.  The city has set aside about $2 million from a 2006 voter-approved bond for the signs.  (Although the city faces a $250 million shortfall, the money for the signs can’t be used for city operating expenses.  The first signs will appear during the week of the Feb. 15 the NBA All-Star Game, partnership officials say.  [Note: To read the full blog entry, click here.]

Midtown Phoenix neighbors to meet Nov. 19

[Source: Margaret Dietrich and Julia Tourville, MMDNA Coordinators] — The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel 3600 N. 2nd Ave. (just north of Osborn), from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.  Commander Jerri Williams from the City of Phoenix Police Department will be the keynote speaker.  The group will also discuss the Light Rail Grand Opening event and how the MMDNA is helping to promote local businesses.

Correction. The phone number published in the MMDNA Light Rail business contact sheet for AlphaGraphics was incorrect and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.  AlphaGraphics can be contacted on 602-274-2345.  This is correct on the Business Initiatives website of the MMDNA.

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