In the spring of 2013, the Wayland Main Street Design Committee successfully installed 20 benches, waste receptacles and flower pots around the downtown area. This new furniture replaced all of the existing structures that had been purchased at random times throughout the years. The new furniture provides a clean, historic look and cohesiveness to the whole downtown furniture collection.
The Design Committee is thrilled to announce the next step of this project – Bench Plaques. The benches feature an area for a 10″ x 5″ plaque and we have 24 plaque spots to fill. Each plaque is $300 which covers the cost of the plaque, printing, and installation. This is an opportunity to help us all celebrate the history of Wayland and to commemorate those individuals and businesses that have helped build our community from the past, present, and into the future too!
The Design Committee is a group of volunteers from the community that develop, plan and carryout various projects that address such areas as streetscape, landscaping, lighting, public art, building rehabilitation, and historic preservation in our downtown district. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7PM at the Reno Agency located at 120 W. Superior Street. A big thank you to volunteers Anita Buckowing and Mike Kowalczyk for their work on this project.
For more information, please visit the Design Committee page on www.downtownwayland.com or you can access the form here. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Alicia Zylstra, Main Street Director, at 888-417-6653.