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Gateway Signs, Banners Coming to Soldotna as Part of Street Beautification

Projects include gateway signage, utility pole banners; other concepts outlined in Downtown Improvement Plan

Post Date:01/14/2016 4:46 PM

dip_coverA handful of improvements will be installed around Downtown Soldotna over the coming year, guided by the City's Downtown Improvement Plan.  Initial projects include three highway gateway signs along the Sterling and Kenai Spur highways to welcome visitors to our community and attractive utility pole banners to replace the existing stock, which has deteriorated over time.

In 2014, during a survey of over 200 business owners and civic leaders in our community, 98 percent of respondents said the physical appearance of Soldotna's highway corridors is "critical to the City's economy," and agreed that the City should be well groomed. Additionally, enhancing the quality of the built environment is a priority that has been identified by both the City's Economic Development Council in its action plan, "Soldotna Forward," and by the residents of the City through the formation of "Soldotna 2030," our community's comprehensive plan.

These forthcoming improvements will significant increase our progress towards meeting those goals.  They also work together to leverage existing initiatives, such as the City's Storefront Improvement Program, to continue to promote private sector investment in downtown by providing the quality of infrastructure that our business community desires.

To discover more about how we see the future of our downtown, you can read the entire Downtown Improvement Plan here. Or, if you're interested in discussing how this project fits within the City's broader economic development strategy, please contact us.