Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress, in collaboration with the Ottumwa Wayfinding Committee are proud to announce that interior wayfinding signage has finally become a reality in Ottumwa. The project has seen bumps and multiple stalls since at least 2011. The
most recent iteration began prior to the Covid pandemic. Through private funding, the partnership has planned at least 27 locations throughout the community to guide visitors to various business districts and points of interest. The first six signs are being installed on October 18, 2023.
According to the Ottumwa Wayfinding Committee Chair Holly Berg, “Wayfinding signage is the key to unlocking the full potential of our community. It helps people to discover new businesses and attractions, to connect with others, and to feel like they belong. By investing in wayfinding signage, we are investing in the future of our community.”
“I am very excited that we are finally able to make this project a reality and see the first signs being installed,” said GOPIP Executive Director Marc Roe. “This project has been a long time coming and I am certain that visitors to Ottumwa will appreciate it. This is one more key to economic growth that we can celebrate.”
The initial signs are being placed along the Highway 34/63 corridor adjacent to the Wapello Street Bridge.