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Committee addresses needs for downtown Nisswa signage

A committee composed of Nisswa city staff and the Nisswa Chamber has been meeting to discuss the needs for community identification signage for the downtown business district.

The committee has explored options with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), has reviewed the city’s comprehensive plan and has identified the following:

The committee will explore long-term solutions for community identification signage in the late summer/early fall, when the city begins updating its comprehensive plan.

For the short term, the committee is focusing on placing one temporary sign on the east side of Highway 371, viewable to traffic going north on the highway. The sign will be nostalgic in nature and resemble a sign that used to be located along County Road 4.

This sign will be located on the Gull Lake Drifters property and will stay in that location temporarily, possibly one to two years. When the city has acquired the former Dick Parks Gas property, currently owned by MnDOT, the committee will assess a long-term sign for that location, along with the comprehensive plan update.

The committee has met with the Nisswa Planning Commission regarding the temporary signage and the issue will be on the April agenda for final sign approval.

The intent is to have the sign up by May 1, weather permitting.

The Nisswa Chamber will work with local business to get framework created for the sign, and with the Pequot Lakes High School Art Department for the sign to be painted.

The Nisswa Chamber will cover the cost for the temporary sign. Donations are welcome.

To see a mock up of the sign, stop by the Chamber office.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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