Taken any strolls around town lately? You might have noticed the new vehicular and parking sign replacements as well as gateway signage by the Riverfront and multiple locations throughout Downtown Napa! These new sign installations were included in phase 1 of the City’s wayfinding signage initiative. With phase 2—the final phase to install pedestrian, parks, and parking garage signage—of the project underway, the Economic Development team is excited to share more about upcoming improvements.
Community members will soon see additional signage for pedestrians, kiosks with maps in downtown parks and illuminated signs in the City’s parking garages. The new signage serves to improve the pedestrian experience in Downtown Napa and recently developed areas, like the Oxbow Commons, by making the directions more intuitive. With the new signage replacing the 20-year-old forest green signs, the Economic Development team continues its commitment to developing signs that provide straightforward instruction while also implementing modern branding that reflect Napa’s charm.
Planning, creating and installing placemaking signs is a collective effort. The wayfinding initiative is made possible by funding from the Napa Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) and administered by the Downtown Napa Association with collaboration from the Economic Development, Parking & Code Enforcement and Public Works departments.
Improved signage will better direct residents and visitors by pointing them to important areas around downtown, the Napa Valley Welcome Center and the Oxbow District.