Grand Forks Council Hears Update on Wayfinding Project, more


Grand Forks City Council recently heard both a fee for service request and an update on the Wayfinding Project from the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.

A request for $30,000 total towards core operations and supporting the Market District Committee were forwarded to budget.

Executive Director Bronwen Bird says Edmonton's "Hi-Signs" is handling the highly anticipated Wayfinding Sign project:

“They’re based in Edmonton (and) this is what they do… They’ve done all the wayfinding signage for the entire City of Edmonton…. They do this for municipalities, universities, hospitals, this is their business.”

“So for the design drawings and the construction drawings the quote they provided me was $32,000 which based on looking at the quote is fairly reasonable for the amount of work that needs to be done and they’re very committed to working within our remaining budget.” adds Bird

The Executive Director says the April 2022 Wayfinding Masterplan has a lot to cover:

“Most of these kinds of projects are done in phases so for this first phase we’re focusing kind of on our top priorities which is the market district, so vehicle and pedestrian signage, parks, as well as building façade signage so signs for like city works, the fire hall….”

Councillors appreciate the Chamber's focus on tourism while still keeping Grand Forks exciting for locals.