Provide elements that define the place. Provide special elements on façades, within public open spaces, or on sidewalks to give each site a distinct, attractive, and memorable “sense of place.” Incorporate one or more of the following, as appropriate:
> Use public art to identify areas with a unique
identity or to celebrate the entrance to a public
place — for example, marking gateways, access
points, or other important public places and buildings.
Encourage works that celebrate local history
> Street furniture, such as seating and information/retail kiosks.
> Identify and take advantage of interpretive opportunities with elements that express the history and culture of the river and its uses.
> Develop a thorough system of visitor orientation signs, maps and other wayfinding tools in the public realm provide multiple benefits. In addition to orienting pedestrians and drivers and identifying places of interest, they add visual interest to the street, contribute to a sense of place, and encourage further exploration of the area.
> Include public seating areas — benches, ledges, broad stairs, planters and the like — especially near public open spaces and natural areas where people are likely to want to look, rest, eat, read, or meet.
> Use special paving and landscape treatment to give distinctive accents to points with a unique identity, such as important intersections and notable historical and cultural landmarks.