Results from the entryway pilot study were revealed during the March 7 Minden City Council meeting. Community Planner Jennie Kozal from Miller & Associates presented the findings and conceptual design to the council and public.
The purpose of the study was to examine the entrances into Minden and create a conceptual design for improvement that would better represent the community to welcome visitors and potential residents into town. Minden has four gateways into town, but the study focused on the north entrance to begin improvements for the biggest impact.
Kozal told the council the current signage at the four main entries into town are a strong first step, but the signs are easy to miss. She proposed enhancing the existing signage with beautification efforts to promote the community and become a point of interest to those entering the town. The conceptual design presented to the council includes an artistic aspect focusing on the Christmas City branding Minden is known for with giant Christmas ornaments and metal tree sculptures around the existing sign. The design also includes a hike/bike trail from 16th Street to 21st Street to help connect the community to events held at the fairgrounds.
see March 16 Courier for full story