Tomahawk Wayfinding Report

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Prepared by Arnett & Muldrew following an March 28 & 29, 2012 workshop with a joint, City of Tomahawk, Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tomahawk Main Street steering committee.

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Tomahawk Wayfinding Report

  1. 1. Tomahawk, WisconsinCommunity Wayfinding Technical Report April 2012 prepared by arnett muldrow & ASSOCIATES 316 West Stone Ave Greenville, SC 29609 www.arnettmuldrow.com 864.233.0950 in conjunction with:
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  3. 3. 3IntroductionThis technical service report has been provided by Wisconsin Main Street in conjunction with Main Street Tomahawk,Downtown Professionals Network, and Arnett Muldrow & Associates. A two-day workshop was held on March 28-29,2012, during which a committee of community stakeholders worked with the consultant team to develop a draft versionof the wayfinding system contained in this report. Over the following three weeks, the system was revised and the finalsystem is detailed in this document.System CharacteristicsThe wayfinding system outlined in this report contains a sign typology which is explained below:GatewaysGateway signs welcome residents and visitors to the community. These signs also establish the outer boundaries of thewayfinding system.TrailblazersThe majority of signs outlined in this system are trailblazers, which may feature one-to-three community destinationsas well as directional arrows that correspond to these destinations. These signs feature lettering with a cap height ofeither four or six inches, depending upon the speed zone where the sign is to be place. (In speed zones 30 MPH andbelow, cap height should be four inches. Otherwise, a six-inch cap height is required.)ParkingAll municipal parking lots should be clearly signed. Parking signs should share typeface and branding elements withother system components.KiosksA well-designed kiosk will provide a comprehensive range of local information for both the resident and visitor. Mostkiosks will include a large area map as well as printed collateral featuring local attractions and/or fold-out maps.Specialty SignageThese signs denote districts (ex., “South Tomahawk Avenue District”) and other features (ex., “A Wisconsin MainStreet Community”). Such signage should be deployed sparingly and in accordance with strategic goals, such as thepromotion of special events. COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  4. 4. 4Project NotesRenderingsAll sign drawings in this document are conceptual only. It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure the compliance of all elementsof the signs with all federal and state regulations. Placement of signs is also subject to WIDOT approval and must comply with allapplicable federal and state codes.Codes and RegulationsAll recommendations in this document are subject to the regulations and codes enumerated in the Manual on Uniform Traffic ControlDevices (2008 ed.) as well as WIDOT addenda to the federal document. All recommendations in this report are subject to WIDOTapproval. All sign copy will be Clearview Highway or equivalent FHWA/AASHTO-approved typeface. The final size and placementof sign copy is subject to WIDOT approval. The types, size, and placement of arrows and other directional features will comply withMUTCD standards. All installed signs will meet federal and state requirements for minimum height and breakaway features.Project PhasingThe wayfinding system is divided into two phases, primarily based upon a future streetscaping project for Somo Avenue.Online ResourceAn online version of the technical service report may be found at the following web address and QR code:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=205776934961479258659.0004bc4d1dc041b79cd68COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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  6. 6. 6 T-1 Tomahawk North 4th St. District Gateway T-1 Visitor Information Downtown T-1 Specs Cap Height: 4” Phase I T-2 Tomahawk Visitor Parking Information K-2 Downtown T-2 Library T-3 T-2 Specs K-1 Cap Height: 4” Phase I T-3 K-1 K-2 T-3 Specs Notes Notes Tomahawk Cap Height: 4” Kiosk containing area map and Visitor kiosk adjacent to Veterans Phase I destinations as well as printed Memorial Park should include a map Library collateral (brochures, fold-out maps, etc.). of Tomahawk that includes its trail systems as well as the Hiawatha Trail.COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  7. 7. 7 T-4 T-5 T-6 Tomahawk Tomahawk Tomahawk Downtown SARA Park Visitor Information City Hall Veterans Downtown Memorial Park SARA Park Visitor Schools Information ComplexT-4 Specs T-5 Specs T-6 SpecsCap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4”Phase I Phase I Phase I T-7 Tomahawk Parking K-3 T-4 Schools T-7 T-5 Complex T-6 Visitor Information Veterans Memorial Park T-7 Specs Cap Height: 4” K-3 Phase I Notes Kiosk containing area map and destinations. COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  8. 8. 8 T-8 T-9 K-6 T-10 T-11 T-12 T-13 T-14T-8 T-9 T-10 Tomahawk Tomahawk Tomahawk SARA Park Library City Hall T-10 Specs Dog Park SARA Park Cap Height: 4” Phase I Library Visitor InformationT-8 Specs T-9 SpecsCap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4”Phase I Phase ICOMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  9. 9. 9 T-11 T-12 Tomahawk Tomahawk Downtown Bradley ParkT-11 Specs T-12 SpecsCap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4”Phase I Phase I T-13 T-14 Tomahawk Tomahawk Bradley Park Bradley ParkT-13 Specs T-14 SpecsCap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4”Phase I Phase IK-6NotesRoll-out sign featuring magnetizedevent stickers (to be managed byTMS in partnership with the City). COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  10. 10. 10 T-15 Tomahawk S. Tomahawk Ave. T-15 District Downtown Visitor InformationT-15 SpecsCap Height: 4”Phase I T-16 Tomahawk S. Tomahawk Ave. District SG-1 Downtown Visitor Information Gateway T-16T-16 SpecsCap Height: 4”Phase I SG-1 Welcome South Tomahawk SG-1 Specs Avenue District Phase I Notes: District SignageCOMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  11. 11. 11 T-17 Tomahawk S. Tomahawk Ave. District T-17 Downtown Gateway Visitor Information T-17 Specs Cap Height: 4” Phase I T-18 Tomahawk Schools Complex GatewaySG-2 T-18 Downtown Visitor Information T-18 Specs Cap Height: 6” Phase IISG-2 TomahawkSG-2 Specs A Wisconsin MainPhase IINotes: District Signage Street Community COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  12. 12. 12 T-20 T-22 T-23 T-21 T-19 T-19 T-20 T-21 Tomahawk Tomahawk Tomahawk Downtown Schools Schools Complex Complex Visitor T-20 Specs T-21 Specs Information Cap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4” Phase II Phase II Schools T-22 T-23 Complex Tomahawk TomahawkT-19 SpecsCap Height: 6”Phase II Pride Park Pride Park T-22 Specs T-23 Specs Cap Height: 4” Cap Height: 4” Phase II Phase IICOMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  13. 13. 13 Parking K-5 K-4 ParkingK-4 K-5Notes NotesKiosk with area map. Kiosk with area map and Hiawatha Trail map. COMMUNITY WAYFINDING TECHNICAL REPORT | Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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