The Planning Commission will review new proposed designs for a gateway arch Wednesday after they were sent back to staff for tweaking.
The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the newly built LED sign and is meant to welcome visitors to the Village Center.
In May, commissioners, including some shop owners, thought the rectangular shape of four of the proposed designs seemed too industrial and did not portray the “charm” of the Village.
Staff received further direction from the commission in June and has developed a rounder design.
The arch is part of an ongoing effort to bring visitors to the boutiques, shops and restaurants that comprise the Village Center.
Grandhaven LLC, owners of part of Downtown, have agreed to pay half the cost.
Commissioners, including President John Hermes, have said the LED sign should have been reviewed with the arch due to the close proximity. Instead the LED sign was reviewed by the Public Works Committee and constructed last week.
The Planning Commission will review the new designs tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.