A local amenity display brings awareness to the availability and distance of nearby amenities and destinations, encouraging increased physical activity, neighborhood accessibility, and a sense of community.
- A Local Amenities Display is a sign or display that supports wayfinding by indicating amenities located nearby, in order to encourage occupants to explore the neighborhood and walk outside.
- Permanent Signage is a durable and freestanding sign that is attached to the wall or ground, consistently displayed, and nonremovable.
- For this strategy, a local amenity may include, but is not limited to:
- Areas of commerce, including retail, restaurants, and markets;
- Civic and government buildings;
- Institutional buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers;
- Public outdoor open spaces, parks, and plazas;
- Cultural destinations, religious centers, museums;
- Commercial, office buildings and places of employment.
Effectively, the project team is able to determine what qualifies as a local amenity or area/destination of interest for their project and regular occupants.
- In order to encourage exploration by walking and biking, the display is required to include amenities and destinations located outside of the project. However, the display may also include interior amenities, such as those located within the building or broader project site.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of amenities and destinations that must be displayed.
- Distance markings are required and must be shown in physical distance. Approximate travel time does not qualify. Similarly, displaying distance radius/radii does not qualify.
- If the display is digital, it is required that the display be one of the following:
- Static, displaying only nearby amenities and destinations;
- On rotation, advertising amenities and destinations on a series of slides;
- Interactive, such as a touch-screen that allows occupants to navigate to desired information, particularly if the screen is also used for general advertising and messaging.
- As with most photographs, please submit close-up photographs to show the details of the display and photograph(s) of a backed-up view to show the context and location of the display. Annotate photographs if it is not apparent where the display is located.
- If the display is digital, submit several images with annotation to describe how the screens are on rotation or how occupants can navigate to the display.
- For the Design certification pathway, include design drawings that show how the proposed display will include the distances between each amenity and the main building entrance.