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Work to replace Gulfport's Clymer Park sign drags along

The city wants to replace this Clymer Park sign with one that reflects the waterfront character.

PATTI EWALD | Special to the Times

The city wants to replace this Clymer Park sign with one that reflects the waterfront character.

GULFPORT — Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and fortunately or unfortunately, there's a variety of beholders in this arts community.

So replacing an entryway sign partially hidden by trees and in need of a touchup can take years to get done.

The Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Board said it has been trying for two years to replace a sign in Clymer Park, which is in the median of Beach Boulevard, just south of Gulfport Boulevard. The sign welcomes visitors to the city's waterfront.

Lori Rosso, president of the Waterfront Development Advisory Board, told the City Council the process of replacing the sign began in September 2009 when the board talked about the necessity of branding and signage for the district.

In July 2010, 22 local artists and shop owners were asked for their opinion, Rosso said. Fifteen responded.

At a City Council workshop in May, advisory board members said they had identified a number of things they wanted incorporated into the design: artwork, a design that could become a theme for the waterfront district, the use of sailboats (particularly a regatta theme) and the words "Gulfport Historic Waterfront."

The only thing everyone seems to agree upon is that the local artists should be included in the design process for the sign.

So, now it's back to square one.

City Manager Jim O'Reilly said the city will ask for comment in a "request for proposal" ad in Sunday's St. Petersburg Times.

Discussion about the sign will resume after the proposals come in. O'Reilly said artists will be given 45 days to complete their renderings.

Work to replace Gulfport's Clymer Park sign drags along 07/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:18pm]
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