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Short North Neighborhoods Launch New Signs

 Alexandra Kelley Fox Short North Neighborhoods Launch New Signs
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15 Area Signs Reflect One Cohesive Design And Are Easily Identifiable
The Short North Foundation, in partnership with The Short North Civic Association, Italian Village Society, and Harrison West Society, is pleased to announce the installation of 15 new neighborhood signs.

The new signs, which feature the iconic arch design of the Short North area, share a cohesive look but are distinct according to each individual neighborhood. They have been installed in The Circles, Dennison Place, Italian Village, Harrison West, and Victorian Village and will replace deteriorated, unmatched signs that were scattered throughout the neighborhoods. All of the signs are framed with galvanized, powder-coated steel. The sign program as a whole was intended to resemble Columbus Recreation and Parks’ neighborhood park signs.

The Short North Civic Association served as the sign project’s major funder with a $15,000 contribution. The Short North Foundation, Italian Village Society, and Harrison West Society also contributed to the program. The Short North Foundation managed funding of the initiative. Rob Harris with the Harrison West Society spearheaded the sign project by creating the designs for the signs and the posts, and Tim Wagner with the Short North Special Improvement District coordinated sign fabrication and installation. Salsbury Industries fabricated the signs, and Fortin Ironworks fabricated the frames, attached the signs to the frames, and installed them.

About The Short North Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Short North Foundation serves to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North Neighborhoods and Short North Arts District. It maintains partnerships with the Friends of Goodale Park, Harrison West Society, Italian Village Commission, Italian Village Society, Short North Business Association, Short North Civic Association, Short North Special Improvement District, and the Victorian Village Commission. Since its inception the Short North Foundation has worked with neighborhood civic organizations to help fund Short North area bench restorations, consistent neighborhood sign programs, bicycle bollards, the Community Campaign for Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History, the Short North Parking Initiative, the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign, and the Short North District Roundtables. Visit shortnorthfoundation.org for more information.

Alexandra Kelley sits on the boards of the Short North Foundation and Short North Civic Assocation, and is a featured writer for Columbus Underground.

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