Carnegie wants to be more visitor friendly
Carnegie Borough and Carnegie Community Development Corporation leaders are hoping that their partnership will usher in a new, vibrant look and accessibility to the community.
Borough council last week accepted a $167,000 bid from Shamrock Sign Fabrication and Maintenance to provide new signs throughout the borough.
Borough manager Stephen Beuter said the project will focus on installing new signage rather than looking at existing signage.
“What we have right now is pretty basic,” he said. “Right now, it's just street signs. This is going to be a whole new start.”
The new signs will focus on pointing people toward the community's amenities and destinations.
Joanne Letcher, executive director of the CCDC, said that in the end, it's about making the community more navigable.
“We took a look at Carnegie, and it is confusing,” she said. “We have more entrances and exits than many, many communities.”
Borough Mayor Jack Kobistek agreed.
“Anybody who doesn't live in this town and has tried to find different things, like the library and borough building, has found it very difficult,” he said.
He said last year when a group of Carnegie Mellon University students came to town to assess the borough's signs, they were 45 minutes late to the borough building — because they couldn't find it.
“This will definitely make us more visitor friendly,” he said.
Carnegie-based KMA Design worked with borough officials and the CCDC to come up with the designs. Senior designer Michael Martin said the signs are simple, easy to read and celebrate Carnegie's Scottish heritage.
“We used the tartan from the Carnegie Clan over in Scotland,” he said. “We used the plaid accent colors and pulled that for the signage.”
Letcher said the first phase of the project is directional signs: Pointing people toward business areas, the library and parking areas. Later will come welcome signs.
“We're establishing a whole way-finding system,” she said. “We want to get people into Carnegie, get them into the right areas and help direct them through Carnegie.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Local man celebrates 50th birthday with family and friends
- South Fayette board plans tax hike to cover rising expenses
- Bridgeville man ready to reboot ‘Robot Repair’ at Pittsburgh airport
- Write-in votes could determine South Fayette race
- Officials bid for property next to Bridgeville Borough building
- Chartiers Creek-area dance studios prepare for recitals
- Eagle Scouts have strong presence in South Fayette
- Scott library guest discusses humanitarian efforts in Cuba