The Kenmore City Council approved the final design of street banners and "wayfinding" signs on July 18, 2011. The City has been working with Sussman/Prejza & Co.Inc., who presented design options earlier this year for Council and community review. The overall reaction to the designs was positive, and the final design option is responsive to the comments received. The designers incorporate features that typify Kenmore in the banners and signs, such as a seaplane, cyclist, heron and Saint Edward Seminary.
Implementation and installation of the signs and banners will happen over the next several years, as the Council has included the project in the 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Plan. Banner fabrication will begin soon, and the City will select sign fabricator and banner installation/maintenance contractors in 2012. You may have seen a sample banner in front of City Hall recently - this was produced to confirm the size and colors before production proceeds.
Kenmore's Economic Development Strategy, adopted in 2009, called out improved wayfinding signage and street banners as an early action item, designed to raise the visibility of Kenmore to travelers along major streets and the Burke-Gilman Trail.