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Support Beautification and a walkable Downtown, by adopting a bench.
Benches are hand-built by a local artist out of steel and Ipe hardwood. The hardwood will eventually look like barnwood. Plaques will include the Main Street Logo, individual and business names, simple business logo's or can be dedicated or in memorial of someone. Benches are $1250 and tax deductible. Benches will be installed throughout the downtown area.
To order a bench contact a Main Street Board Member or call Kate at 367-4136.
*Bench designs were chosen during the Downtown Master Plan process.
DOWNTOWN BUILDING INVENTORY
The purpose of the Downtown Building Inventory was to catalogue the history and the general condition of each building. This snapshot in time will provide a base of information as the revitalization process moves forward and act as a tool for decision making.
- Track History, Uses, vacancy, and condition of buildings
- Determine if a Historic District is warranted
- Determine if special grant programs can be developed or larger projects identified and apply for grants
- Provide a resource to developers, real estate agents, property owners and others interested in downtown.
• Download Pinedale Building Inventory Report (pdf)
Trash Cans & Wayfinding Signs
The trash cans and wayfinding signs were installed this summer! These projects were part of Phase 1 of the Downtown Master Plan and were funded by the Town of Pinedale. These components were picked by the steering committee to match the bench chosen by the public. The Trash cans were designed and built by Iron Outfitters out of Big Piney and the wayfinding signs were designed by PFAC's Visual Arts Committee and built by Haywire Industries in Pinedale. The images were created by local artist Christy Anspach.
Children's Learning Center: Outdoor Classroom
The Children's Learning Center in Pinedale, located at 191 South Franklin (across from Town Park) is playing a significant role in helping meet an increasing need for educational resources and nature rich outdoor spaces that connect children of all abilities with nature by creating an outdoor classroom. The term "outdoor classroom" is used to describe the new outdoor space at this early chldhood center, rather than "playground", to signify that it is a learning environment. The outdoor classroom is a space that is quite different from the areas we traditionally call playgrounds. Often times playgrounds are filled with expensive climbing equipment and do not include trees, bushes, plant and natural materials. The outdoor classroom is noticeably missing a slide, swings and climbing equipment and toys are limited to tricycles and wagons. Rather, it does include a vegetable and flower garden, nature paths, campfire area, music and movement area, nature art area, building area, dirt digging area and sand cabin. While traditional playgrounds emphasize gross motor play, these separate outdoor activity areas facilitate children's overall development through regular interaction with the natural world.
Painted Summer 2011
The Visual Arts Committee is a new branch of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council, dedicated to public art in Pinedale. This community mural is the first of their public art initiatives. The committee released a call for ideas. VAC received many great entries but finally settled on the 4 season's motif as submitted by Palmer and Kirsten Klaren. VAC had the wall prepared with a primer and transcribed the drawing onto the wall. Painting the mural was a community effort, with VAC board members, the Klaren kids, and community members participating in the painting. (pictured above are Palmer and Kirsten & VAC chair David Klaren)
>> Check out some local articles on the mural prject posted by Pinedale Online: Article 1 | Article 2
Main Street Pinedale Benches
Winter of 2011
Street Furnishings were a much debated subject amongst the steering committee of Phase 1 of the Downtown Master Plan. Ultimately the committee felt none of the benches they found in catalogues were representative of Pinedale's unique, western, rustic flare and put out an ad for local artists to submit designs. The committee thought "Who can represent Pinedale better than our own residents "? The committee was also keen on keeping the money locally to support local craftsman. Several local artists and handcrafters submitted designs and prototypes. The committee narrowed the field to 3 local designs and 2 from catalogues. These designs were presented to the public who voted on their favorite. The above bench (right) was the winning design and was designed by PFAC's
Visual Arts Committee. Based on the bench design the Steering Committee chose trash cans, wayfinding signs, and street lights to match. Main Street Pinedale received a grant from the Sublette Community Foundation for the first eight benches and is running an "Adopt-a-bench" program to sponsor the rest. The "adopt-a-bench" program is also a fundraiser for Main Street Pinedale.
Cowboy Bar (Summer of 2011)
The Cowboy Bar's owner Lila Golden had plans to do redo the exterior of the building. The contractor began removing the old siding and discovered old tin siding with hand painted brands from local ranches. The siding had not been seen for over 50 years and there was much excitement, with many people stopping to admire the brands. Clint Gilchrist of the local historic society conducted research and discovered a colorful history. Main Street Pinedale consulted with the owner and wrote a historic architectural assistance grant. This grant paid for architectural renderings to keep the brands in place. Ultimately it was not feasible to keep the brands as siding and Ms. Golden put them on loan to the Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney. The building renovation was completed using the architectural renderings and the iconic neon sign was repaired and re-hung. Main Street Pinedale provided a small facade grant to repair the sign.
>> Pinedale Online featured the Cowboy twice as the story unfolded and the history emerged. Article 1 | Read Article Two
Downtown Master Plan Phases 1,2 & 3
The Downtown Master Plan is a process undertaken by the Town of Pinedale to guide development and enhancements in the downtown. Components included in the Plan were indentified through previous Town documents and meetings. The process includes public input through the use of public meetings, stakeholder interviews and appointing a steering committee of interested residents. The result of the plan is 2 documents that outline the components through descriptions, maps, and public comment. The Community will then be able to implement the plan by utilizing private and public financing through local and state government, grants, civic & service organizations, and other methods. What entity implements the items in the plan will vary from Town Government, Private enterprise, and other local entities.
The Downtown Master Plan acts as a backbone to Main Street Pinedale's activities. Main Street Pinedale participated in and helped initiate discussions about downtown Pinedale and will assist in implementation of some components indentified in the Downtown Master Plan.
• Download Downtown Master Plan Progress Report
• Download Phase 1: Streetscape Enhancements (pdf)
• Download Phase 2&3: Reinvestment Strategies (building renovations, market statistics, branding) (pdf)
As public improvements are made, private improvements will follow!