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Frisco moves forward on way-finding

Julie Sutor

FRISCO – Town officials will lead the way when it comes to getting around Frisco.

In January, the town council will narrow a set of proposals for a comprehensive new way-finding project – a coordinated array of signs, banners, gateways, trail markers, kiosks and street lamps – to direct people into and around town.

“It identifies the town,” Mayor Dede Dighero-Tuso said. “It gives us somewhat of a brand, makes our signage uniform and gives us gateways. It makes the town more user-friendly.”

Conceptual sketches will be on display for public input in the lobby at Frisco Town Hall by the end of this week.

The project is one component of the council’s larger effort to boost the town’s economy.

“It works as part of the economic development puzzle,” Dighero-Tuso said. “It helps the sprucing up of Main Street. It fits into the beautification of Summit Boulevard by changing out the highway signs to something far more attractive.”

According to Dighero-Tuso, visitors don’t have enough places to obtain information about the town’s activities, attractions and amenities.

Among the proposals for the way-finding plan are two information directories, one of which will be erected beneath the clock tower at the town hall.

One of the project’s most ambitious components is the replacing of existing street lamps on Main Street with lighting that better reflects the town’s historical, mining aesthetic.

The proposed lighting fixtures will display informational banners, whose design will be consistent with other signs throughout the town.

Designers estimate the new fixtures and banners will cost just less than $250,000.

The project’s designers also recommend improved signs at the entrance to the Frisco Lakefront Park and Marina.

“It identifies the marina area,” Dighero-Tuso said. “After a $2.5 million investment, we really want people to use it.”

The council plans to prioritize components of the way-finding plan for implementation at its next work session Jan. 13.

Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at jsutor@summitdaily.com.


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