C.P. would go 'green' with proposed way-finding signs

2013-11-17T20:15:00Z 2013-11-17T20:45:56Z C.P. would go 'green' with proposed way-finding signsSusan Erler susan.erler@nwi.com, (219) 662-5336 nwitimes.com
November 17, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Signs intended to help people find their way to significant spots in the city are being considered by the Redevelopment Commission.

The commission agreed to allocate up to $24,000 for signs created by ARC Document Solutions, a nationwide firm with offices in Crown Point.

Signs provided by the firm would be constructed fully of e-waste plastics, made from recycled computers and other plastic waste.

The city would likely to be first in the area to have way-finding signs constructed entirely of "green" material, said Scott Swedler, of ARC Development Solutions.

The material, called Microstrate, is a hard plastic composite with strength comparable to aluminum, Swedler said.

"The objective was to create a 'green' signage project that was unique to Crown Point and showed folks that the concept of recycling was important to the city," Swedler said.

The signs are to be posted at up to 19 key locations in the city, including at entry points along U.S. 231, Main Street, North Street and in the downtown.

Directional arrows and mileage markers would help guide people to spots such as the Old Lake County Courthouse, the downtown, the Erie Lackawanna bike trail, City Hall, the library and the Police and Fire departments, among other locations.

The firm will construct a prototype for review by the Redevelopment Commission before its December meeting.

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