County Updated On BDA Wayfinding Project

One example of the BDA's wayfinding signs.

Sharon Nadeau, Director of the Buffalo Downtown Association, gave a brief report to the Johnson County Commission at their last meeting, to tell them about the Wayfinding Project the organization is involved in and where they will be going with the next level in the project.

Nadeau said the Wayfinding Project, which she described as “simply helping people find their way,” has decided on their first five signs which they are looking to get completed.

She said the first type is a “Welcome To Buffalo” sign, with one placed westbound going up the mountain and the other placed eastbound coming down the mountain to try to divert travelers into Buffalo's downtown corridor.

The second type will be lighted signs for the “artisan row” area on Lobban Street, placed at the end of the upcoming Lobban Reconstruction Project. One sign will be installed near the Potter's Depot and the other near Annie's Antiques, which will “book-end” the artisan row in between the signs, she said.

The third type will be an “RV Parking” sign that will be installed at the corner of Fort and Main Streets that will direct those vehicles to parking behind Main Street near Prosinski Park.

She then described what's next with the project.

Nadeau said they are currently looking to get the information back on the RFP, and once they get prices on the signs, move forward with the project.
She believes they have enough funds set aside for not only the first phase but the second phase of signage as well.