Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Suisun City looks to sign to increase downtown business

By Ian Thompson DAILY REPUBLIC May 17, 2010 16:42

SUISUN CITY - Suisun City officials hope a one-story sign facing Highway 12 from the downtown that describes the waterfront will get more people to stop, shop and dine there.The idea is to put up the sign near the western end of Spring Street next to the train station facing west to get more east-bound motorists on Highway 12 to stop in Suisun City's waterfront district.

Suisun City's Redevelopment Agency has already spent $16,500 with Earthquake Structures Inc. to come up with a design for what is described as an iconic waterfront district sign atop four pillars with a clock face on it. It has budgeted to spend up to $265,000 to build the sign itself that had been inspired by the sign over the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.

The idea for the sign came from a study the city funded last year that included the idea of putting up unique signs that would catch motorists' eyes.

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