Architectural Signs, Landmarks & Features


The City of Jamestown, New York is a vibrant and historic destination in the southwest corner of New York State. The charming city is the hometown to several well-known figures, most notably, legendary comedienne Lucille Ball. ID Signsystems was contracted by the City of Jamestown to supply a new pedestrian and vehicle wayfinding system designed to boost visitor mobility and enhance the pedestrian experience throughout their downtown district.


IDS established an aggressive timeline to fast-track the project with a deadline of summer 2021. The project plan included detailed site surveys and precise design submittals to the DOT, sign design, production, and installation. IDS delivered the project in under six months to meet the summer 2021 timeline.


Working closely with the City of Jamestown project team, engineers Bergmann Architects and the NY DOT, IDS designed and installed a series of complex highway-compliant directional signs, guiding tourists to historic sites located in the city’s downtown district. IDS utilized the Octopus fingerpost wayfinding system, an attractive and vibrant aluminum sign system that points pedestrians in the right direction.

Digital parking meters were also installed as part of the project. They were sourced and installed by IDS, delivering a modern parking experience for visitors to downtown Jamestown.

Urban Wayfinding Signage

Using Custom Wayfinding & Identity Systems, IDS followed the approach below to deliver an vibrant solution.

Urban Wayfinding Project Results

City of Jamestown, New York
Downtown District

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