In alignment with this month’s placemaking theme, the City is excited to share the progress made on sign installations throughout the community. With funding from the Napa Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) administered by the Downtown Napa Association and collaboration between the Economic Development, Parking & Code Enforcement and Public Works departments, the City is nearing the completion of phase 1 of its wayfinding signage initiative.
In 2022, the Napa City Council unanimously approved the new signage program thanks to significant financial support from the PBID. The Downtown Napa PBID, originally established in 2005, is funded through a tax assessment on Downtown Napa and Oxbow properties. Improved signage will better direct visitors, improve the flow of traffic and highlight the Riverfront and Oxbow districts, all of which enhances a sense of place.
Completion of phase 1 includes vehicular and parking sign replacements as well as gateway signage by the Riverfront and multiple locations in Downtown Napa, many of which you can see on display now. With phase 1 completion expected by the end of June, phase 2 will start in July. The next phase will focus on improvements for pedestrian wayfindings, parking garage enhancements, downtown sign replacements and downtown park signs.