New Granby Street Lighting Plan Making Moves
The new Granby Street Lighting plan is making its way up the approval chain and if all goes according to plan, work will begin this fall.
The theme was to come up with something original that was unique to Norfolk, something that had meaning and purpose. That’s where the arch lighting comes in, as mentioned in a posting a few months ago. While exact details and locations of the arches are still being tweaked, the project would basically occur in two phases based on location, Granby Street south of Brambleton Avenue for phase one and Granby Street north of Brambleton in the Arts District for phase two.
Elements of the project include:
• Implementation of the new “Arches of Light” on Granby Street with the use of LEDs. Down lights would serve as street illumination, while marquee lights would define the arches. Caveat for downtown residents, these lights would be designed to produce equal (if not less) glare directed towards your residence.
• Enhance existing street pole lighting with LEDs and painting poles a uniform black
• Uniform uplighting of trees
• Accent lighting to highlight building architectural features (this may come later based on discussions with property owners).
The next step is to present the concept before various key decision makers over the next month for approval.