Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Some lane closures will also be necessary after Jan. 16.
With construction beginning on the archway sign project on Northway just south of West Grange Avenue, Northway will be temporarily closed to traffic during the day Tuesday and Wednesday, the village announced. There will still be access for Apple Court residents during that time. Some lane closures will also be necessary after Jan. 16.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The gateway arch that will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue, next to the LED sign, is scheduled to be completed in the next ten days.
The Greendale gateway arch, meant to bring more visitors to the Village Center, is scheduled to be completed this month. Village Manager Todd Michaels said the arch is scheduled to be completed in the next ten days. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. It will have brick piers and square posts. The brick will match the brick on the LED sign. In trying to match Village Hall, plaques will be placed on the front of the pillars reading est. 1938. Discussions of a modest gateway arch design started in June 2011 with Village Center business owners. Around the same time, staff proposed the LED sign as a way to replace the old "welcome" sign at the intersection of Loomis Road and Grange Avenue. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
There will be additions to the village in 2013 with a new gateway arch and a new Wal-Mart but what else is coming in 2013?
Saying farewell to 2012 has us wondering what the New Year has planned for Greendale. We know there will be a new gateway for the village, a new Wal-Mart and maybe a Chik-fil-A. Greendale will also commerate its 75th anniversary with a big celebration. What else do you think is in store for Greendale in 2013? What are your predictions for the village? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The arch is meant to bring more visitors into the Village Center and will be built next to the LED sign.
The arch meant to bring more visitors to the Village Center, is expected to welcome drivers in January. The Village Board awarded the project bid to Poblocki Sign Company, LLC for $90,237. Grandhaven, LLC, landord to the Village Center merchants, has agreed to pay half the cost. Construction is expected to start this month and should be done by mid-January, according to Village Manager Todd Michaels. The final design for the arch was approved in July. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. Discussions with business owners about what began as a modest gateway arch design started in June 2011. Around the same time, staff proposed the LED sign as a way to replace the old "welcome" sign at the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The much discussed arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. Both are meant to attract new visitors coming from Southridge Mall to the Village Center.
In an effort to bring more visitors to the Village Center, the Village Board approved the final designs for a gateway arch, despite a trustee’s fiscal objections. The board voted, 6-1, Tuesday night to approve the final design. Trustee Carl Genz voted against it. He said it would be better to spend money on the arch when the economy becomes more financially stable. He supports the arch, but said, “I just don’t know if right now is the right time to be making an investment in this.” The arch has been included in the this year’s budget but Genz said even though it is it doesn’t mean the money needs to be spent. Genz suggested considering it for another year’s budget. The designed arch is estimated to cost $90,000 but will be bid out to …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The gateway arch will be placed next to the already built LED sign on Northway and Grange Avenue.
After almost a year of planning a gateway arch has been approved by the Planning Commission and will be placed next to an LED sign, in an effort to bring more visitors to the Village Center. The commission voted 5-1 Wednesday night to send the Village Board a recommendation for approval of the design; Commissioner Bernard G. Schroedl voting against it. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. In May, commissioners, including some shop owners, thought the rectangular shape of four of the proposed designs seemed too industrial. Staff came back with two more rounded designs. The recommended arch will have the brick piers from the second design (see attached PDFs) and square posts from the first design. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
New arch designs will be reviewed Wednesday after the commission and shop owners expressed their disfavor for a rectangular arch.
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 …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Some trustees are worried the proposed gateway arch will be bounced in between groups delaying its eventual construction.
Some trustees are worried construction of the proposed gateway arch will be bounced in between groups and delayed, after the Planning Commission sent designs back to staff last week. Commissioners, including some shop owners, weren’t fond of the proposed design and thought the rectangular shape seemed too industrial. Many preferred a rounded sign, however, that would likely cost more. A rectangular arch would cost $115,000, half of which will be paid by Grandhaven, LLC., landlords to the Village Center shops. The idea originated with discussion between village officials and downtown business owners last June. Many are hoping to have the sign done in time for Greendale’s 75th Anniversary celebrations in 2013. Village Manager Todd Michaels…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The proposed rectangular shape of the arch was met with resistance. This will be the second sign this year designed to attract downtown visitors.
Updated 9:56 a.m.: Cost have been added The Greendale Planning Commission wasn't happy with the proposed designs for a gateway arch meant to bring visitors to the Village Center shops, and sent them back to staff for further review. 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. They spoke about the designs at the commission's Wednesday night meeting. They preferred a rounded arch, but Village Manager Todd Michaels said that would cost twice as much as the rectangular one. The rectangular arch uses standard traffic signal poles, while a rounded arch would need custom-made supports. The current estimated cost of …