The proposed overhaul of Glen Ellyn signage will eschew a proposed “GE” monogram and instead focus on the Civic Center clock tower, with color coding to better direct guests and residents to their desired destinations, the Suburban Life reports.
According to the paper, the designs for the new signs—a part of the Village’s 2009 Downtown Strategic Plan, with aims to help drive the local economy—are still being fine-tuned after a wayfinding study by The Lakota Group found that residents wanted a traditional, New England style for their signage.
"We're really hoping that this will have an economic development benefit by better directing people to those wonderful community assets," the paper quoted Village Planner Michele Stegall saying.
Consultants will later return to the Architectural Review Commission after implementing proposed edits to the signage designs, the paper said.
Additionally, the Village will be holding a public meeting on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Civic Center (the regular meeting of the Architectural Review Commission) to hear residents’ input on the topic.
“According to Village staff, a comprehensive rewrite of the Sign Code is planned with the goal of making it more user-friendly and better aligning the Village’s sign regulations with the modern needs of businesses,” a Village press release reads. “The public is encouraged to attend the September 25, 2013 meeting to provide thoughts and input into the process.”