City Entrance Feature

Grande Prairie is a young, fast-growing city, constantly welcoming newcomers and visitors to join our community. With a population of 69, 088 and a regional trade area serving over 281,000 people, we are able to provide big city benefits while maintaining a small town feel.

Our diversified economy featuring the major industries of oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and commerce paired with our four season playground full of a variety of arts, culture and recreation opportunities continues to attract people to our city everyday.

As we continue to grow, the time has come for us to update our “Welcome to Grande Prairie” signs! These signs are significant because they provide the first introduction and impression of our community to visitors, potential investors and future residents. Having an inviting sign boosts civic pride, makes our city more attractive and benefits our local community socially and economically.

Our new signage has the opportunity to visualize our past, present and future. To make it as reflective of our community as possible, we are asking for your input in the design!

Two locations being considered for new entrance features are the North and West gateway entrances to the City, for which there is $150,000 allocated under the City's capital budget. Both entrance features will be situated within the road right of way. Under the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation, the size of the signs will be limited to 20 square meters and no taller than 4 meters in height.

There is also a request by the DownTown Association to use a portion of these funds to update the preexisting welcome sign leading into the downtown core from 99 Avenue.


HOW WILL THE COMMUNITY BE ENGAGED?

The engagement plan for the City of Grande Prairie's entrance feature consists of two phases:

Survey & Ideas - We are asking residents to share ideas about what the City means to them and to tell us what they love about our community. We also are looking for feedback on what features our residents would like to see. The feedback we receive will be used to frame the Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional design.

Design Concept Feedback - Once a successful RFP candidate has been selected and design options have been developed based on the feedback received from the Survey & Ideas tool, we will be presenting the designs in the Idea Space seeking further community feedback.


Grande Prairie is a young, fast-growing city, constantly welcoming newcomers and visitors to join our community. With a population of 69, 088 and a regional trade area serving over 281,000 people, we are able to provide big city benefits while maintaining a small town feel.

Our diversified economy featuring the major industries of oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and commerce paired with our four season playground full of a variety of arts, culture and recreation opportunities continues to attract people to our city everyday.

As we continue to grow, the time has come for us to update our “Welcome to Grande Prairie” signs! These signs are significant because they provide the first introduction and impression of our community to visitors, potential investors and future residents. Having an inviting sign boosts civic pride, makes our city more attractive and benefits our local community socially and economically.

Our new signage has the opportunity to visualize our past, present and future. To make it as reflective of our community as possible, we are asking for your input in the design!

Two locations being considered for new entrance features are the North and West gateway entrances to the City, for which there is $150,000 allocated under the City's capital budget. Both entrance features will be situated within the road right of way. Under the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation, the size of the signs will be limited to 20 square meters and no taller than 4 meters in height.

There is also a request by the DownTown Association to use a portion of these funds to update the preexisting welcome sign leading into the downtown core from 99 Avenue.


HOW WILL THE COMMUNITY BE ENGAGED?

The engagement plan for the City of Grande Prairie's entrance feature consists of two phases:

Survey & Ideas - We are asking residents to share ideas about what the City means to them and to tell us what they love about our community. We also are looking for feedback on what features our residents would like to see. The feedback we receive will be used to frame the Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional design.

Design Concept Feedback - Once a successful RFP candidate has been selected and design options have been developed based on the feedback received from the Survey & Ideas tool, we will be presenting the designs in the Idea Space seeking further community feedback.