Bringing design to Devine

May 10, 2018

Devine Street is now even more beautiful with the addition of “wrapped” traffic light control boxes lining Columbia’s premier shopping district.

This project is a joint effort between the Devine Street Association and the Columbia Development Corporation (CDC). The CDC approached Devine Street last fall with the idea to help beautify the district by offering to place large decals on the traffic light control boxes along Devine Street. Having just launched their new logo, Devine Street was excited to engage in this partnership to help build their brand recognition and to add more visual appeal to the street. After a cold winter season, the weather finally cooperated long enough for the project to be completed this spring.

“We were excited about the prospect of making our shopping district even more visually appealing to both pedestrians and motorists. The clean, bright graphics used on these boxes adds to the already beautiful atmosphere that Devine Street offers to both residents and tourists to Columbia” said Tracy Wright, owner of Just the Thing and president of the Devine Street Association.

The Columbia Development Corporation is a non -profit that works with revitalization of the city’s downtown commercial districts.  The corporation has accomplished a long-list of catalyst projects including the renovation of the Palmetto Compress Warehouse, the Vista Publix grocery store, neighborhood redevelopment, and the new Stormwater Studios artist village.

Al Floyd, a business owner on Devine Street and chairman of the CDC Board of Directors, was especially pleased to see this project completed. “This is an excellent example of how organizations can work together on a project that makes Columbia a more vibrant and appealing community.”