Wayfinding Project Completed
It will now be easier for visitors to find their way around downtown thanks to about 150 new wayfinding signs in and around the Borough. Complementing the signs are new downtown banners such as the one seen on the right.
The signs are intended to help travelers find convenient parking and area attractions. Obsolete or worn signs were removed.
The wayfinding project was among the first projects of the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) and took five years to develop. Tim Phelps, former President of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce and BID board member, chaired the committee made up of representatives from the BID, Borough and PennDOT.
The blue-and-yellow signs were designed by Steve Pinkston & Others (SP+O, Inc.) who also developed the West Chester logo. Construction and installation was done by Intellsign of Downingtown. Thomas Comitta Associates, Town Planners & Landscape Architects were the project engineers.
The signage project was funded by a $150,000 grant from the Chester County Urban Center Revitalization Program that the borough matched with $50,000 in funds.