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Carol Stream looks to update Town Center signs

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  • Existing signs at the Carol Stream Town Center are expected to be modified to include the name of the park district's new facility, the Fountain View Recreation Center, which is now under construction.

       Existing signs at the Carol Stream Town Center are expected to be modified to include the name of the park district's new facility, the Fountain View Recreation Center, which is now under construction.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
 

Carol Stream village and park district officials say they want to portray a unified image of the community gathering spot known as Town Center, where the district's new $18 million recreation facility is taking shape.

And so signs at the site are expected to be modified to reflect that spirit, officials say.

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The two governmental entities will split the $21,900 cost to design alterations to the two existing signs at Fountain View Drive and Gary Avenue, and Fountain View and Lies Road.

The signs, installed in 2004, say "Ross Ferraro Town Center -- Carol Stream," but they will be grinded down to feature both the Town Center name and the newly chosen park district building name, the Fountain View Recreation Center.

An electronic messaging sign also will be integrated with the existing signs.

Members of both boards met last May to discuss plans for shared signage.

Itasca-based Williams Architects, the rec center architect, was selected to design the signs because of the firm's familiarity with the project and Town Center, Village Manager Joe Breinig said.

The architect is expected to meet with village and park district staff and present designs to each board, along with a probable cost of construction.

Since the current signs are on village property, any modifications would require the village board's approval, Breinig said.

In February 2011, the park district purchased six acres of village-owned Town Center land for $1.6 million to build the rec center.

Construction on the two-story, 90,846-square-foot building is expected to be complete by next summer.

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