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CMU's Campus Identity Plan work begins this summer

Campus gateways and building signs included in first

Contact: Dan Digmann

​Work will begin this summer on implementing portions of the Central Michigan University Campus Identity Plan.

The improvements will include two new CMU gateway signs along Mission Street and the first phase of new building identity and vehicular directional signs across campus.

Steve Lawrence, associate vice president for Facilities Management, said the work will begin mid-July at a cost of nearly $975,000. The work will be completed in early October. Further projects included in the plan will be implemented in the future as funding becomes available.

About the projects:

  • Gateway signs: Two brick and limestone structures will be built at the corners of Mission Street and Bellows Street and Mission Street and West Campus Drive to create main gateways to campus. The gateway signs will be 60-feet long and stand six-feet high.
  • Building identity signs: Existing building identity signs will be replaced with new signs that feature a limestone base with maroon and gold accents and lettering.
  • Vehicular directional signs: Existing directional signs will be removed and replaced with new signage to make it easier to find buildings and enhance traffic flow.

Information about the Campus Identity Plan:

Development of the Campus Identity Plan began in January 2014 under the guidance of AECOM, a design firm that held numerous meetings to gather campus and community ideas to improve the character and functionality of campus. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students participated.

Future improvements will include additional signage, a 21-foot-tall archway adjacent to Broomfield Road as a pedestrian entrance to the walkway that connects north and south campus, and the beautification of the green space between Warriner Hall and Bellows Street.

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