Does your business or
municipal building have a unique, inviting look?
The 2016 “Best in Town” Beautification Award went to Angela
Photo by Liz Cezat (taken in June 2017).
The City of Northville Beautification Commission (BC) is preparing to
judge local businesses and municipal buildings on their ability to make
the exterior of their facility “star quality” when it comes to greenery
and flowers as well as decorative elements that make a statement – for
those without greenspace.
“Improving the exterior of a business
or municipal building greatly enhances the area around it,” said Diane
Pittaway, chairperson of the City of Northville Beautification
Commission. “People who walk around town or drive through it take notice
of the colorful summer blooms and landscape features. The Beautification
Commission recognizes those who make the added effort to beautify their
businesses and enhance the overall look of the City.”
the 35th year of the awards, and the group’s 50th anniversary. “We
encourage all businesses and municipal facilities to join the city in
making their landscape or storefront part of this collective community
effort to beautify Northville,” said Pittaway.
Members of the
commission begin judging on July 1, and score points in four categories:
1) general appearance/curb appeal; 2) design; 3) environment and 4)
special features. Each of these categories has five or more elements
that judges evaluate. For example, in the design category, judges score
high for exteriors that have a focal point; color balance and contrast;
texture/movement; sun/shade exposure and other artistic features
appropriate to the space.
Owners and operators often won’t know
their property is being evaluated, since the commission doesn’t inform
them as they review the exterior setting. Business owners and municipal
administrators enjoy this annual event and are proud to receive one of
the coveted awards. Winners, announced after Aug. 1, receive an award
lawn sign, a certificate suitable for framing and an invitation to be
recognized at the Fall Rotary luncheon.
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