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Residents can help create a wayfinding plan for Great Falls

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Posted at 12:34 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 15:46:42-04

GREAT FALLS — Community members are being invited to participate in creating a wayfinding plan for Great Falls.

The wayfinding plan is designed to draw and direct residents and visitors passing through the Great Falls area to explore amenities, attractions, and businesses within the community.

According to Joan Redeen of the Great Falls Business Improvement District, a comprehensive wayfinding program is essential to connect pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles with Downtown Great Falls and the surrounding cultural, natural, and recreational amenities.

By providing prominent, appealing signage, people who would otherwise simply travel through Great Falls or those who are not familiar with the area, will have the opportunity to learn more about the destinations and points of interest in our community.

The wayfinding plan will help residents and visitors better navigate the city and the surrounding area and more easily find attractions and services such as schools, healthcare facilities, museums and exhibits, public parking, public restrooms, parks, trails, galleries, library, city and county offices, and more.

If you would like to participate by providing input to help identify and prioritize locations, click here to visit CommunityRemarks.com/greatfalls.

You can also check out the Explore Great Falls Wayfinding page on Facebook, or call 727-5430 or 453-6151.

The Great Falls Business Improvement District says that funding for the project came from a grant from the Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street

Program, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, the Great Falls Business Improvement District (BID), Visit Great Falls, the Downtown Development Partnership (DDP), Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) and the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. The BID has taken the lead on this city-wide project and has contracted with Cushing Terrell to initiate the creation of a wayfinding strategy and sign design.