Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Making your travels through Park Forest has just gotten a little bit easier. Residents may soon begin to notice signs posted throughout the Village, directing travelers to places like the Aqua Center, Movie Theater and the Illinois Theatre Center.
The implementation of these way finding signs comes after a 2003 Technical Assistance Panel study by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Chicago identified a need for additional signage to allow for easier finding of attractions in Park Forest.
The Urban Land Institute is a national, nonprofit education and research institute that is supported by its members. Its Chicago District Council is one of the largest in the nation, providing periodic advisory workshop panels for local governments.
The ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel made numerous suggestions to the Village in embarking on the redevelopment of Downtown Park Forest. To date, nearly all of the ULI’s recommendations have been realized. Other completed sign projects increasing the visibility of Dowtown Park Forest amenities include the “Downtown Park Forest” archway located at Main Street and Western Avenue, a kiosk sign on the Village Green and a marquee sign at the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Drive.
The first phase of way finding signs have been installed on Sauk Trail, directing traffic down Lakewood Boulevard, Westwood Drive, Indianwood Boulevard and Orchard Drive into Downtown Park Forest. Once on the path to the Downtown Park Forest, way finding signs will direct traffic to such facilities as Village Hall, Freedom Hall, Park Forest Aqua Center, Park Forest Police Station, the Tall Grass Arts Gallery and more. The next phase of way finding signs will be installed on Western Avenue and Lincoln Highway/Route 30.