The newly named “Mound Harbor District’ includes a new wayfinding signage plan which addresses the flow of visitors in this multimodal community, comprising of transit stops, bicycle trails, restaurants, shelters, public facilities, pertinent shopping and services, residential and office areas. Just as important, will be visualizing exit and egress patterns. When a visitor enters and exits the district for the first time, the sign system reinforces a stable, safe, and welcoming environment.
The sign system consists of over 32 unique signtypes from area identification to directional maps, and finally, standard regulatory signage. The sign design compliments the area history as reflected in surrounding bridge design and the street landscape.
The signage integrates the concept of “Interconnectedness” into the visitor and user experience. The interconnectedness of the Mound Harbor District site is pertinent to surrounding areas and the transit links via water/land and air traffic.
The design creates and communicates the excitement, size, and scope of the Mound Harbor District as a vibrant city center “Main Street” with amenities including: Lost Lake Canal, bike paths, roadways, and future LRT linking neighboring communities of Minnetrista, St. Boni, Spring Park, Wayzata, and Navarre.