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|The Port Angeles Downtown Association is working with the City of Port Angeles to improve the lighting at the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain for both asthetics and safety. This redendering above provided by Garrett Lumens shows the emphasis of the new lighting placement that will illuminate the mural surrounding the fountain and eliminate dark corners from the fountain area. The association will use funds received from contributions made possible by the Washington State Mainstreet Tax Incentive program bill.|
November 6, 2012 - update
We first told you about the project to refurbish and enhance the lighting at the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain back in the spring—we are on our way! The project is the result of a vision and efforts of the Design Committee at the direction of the Port Angeles Downtown Association board. With the support of both PADA members and community businesses through their participation in the Washington State Tax Credit Incentive program for Main Street communities and a contribution from the City of Port Angeles we now have the funds for the first phase of our project.
Phase one of the new lighting schematic design consists of five new dual arm brackets to be mounted on top of the five existing columns along with five new flood fixtures. The new lighting layout will double the light from the existing five fixtures, three of which are broken. This will provide proper lighting for the flag and enhance the fountain area by improving usability and safety in the evening hours. In addition, it will become more of a focal point in downtown visible drawing visitors from the waterfront area.
Phase two of the project will install five new up and down lights at the sides of the columns. These lights will provide additional illumination at the pedestrian level on the ramp and stair areas next to the fountain itself along with some up lighting filtering through the hanging flower baskets placed on the trellis in the spring and summer.
The total budget for the project is $15,303.00. The city is contributing $5,500.00 and the balance will come from the tax credit incentive program deposits. With the help of the contractor, Olympic Electric, we plan to “show off” the first phase at the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 24. We are hopeful that with funds received from the tax incentive program participants this year we will be able to complete the second phase in 2013.
Keep an eye out for the new lights and see what your see what your B&O tax money can do for your downtown. To help us achieve our goal of completion of the project, please consider participating in the Main Street Tax Incentive Program before December 31. For more information about the program, please contact Grace Kauffman, Organization Committee Chair, Jan Harbick or, click on the links below:
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It’s simple and quick. This is a way to keep a part of your tax dollars here in the community where you can actually see them put to work. If you would like to help with the funding of the project but opt out of the Tax Credit option, just give me a call at 452-6116.
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