As well as providing security and enhancing the city, good lighting will allow the downtown to be fully used at night. Two types of lighting would differentiate downtown use. The first would be the use of ornamental light standards along the sidewalks. As illustrated in figure 32 a single-globed light similar to the ones that once graced 8th Street would be utilized in the city center and special areas such as Cider Courtyard (See page 42) and Central Park. These fourteen to fifteen foot high light standards would be cast iron with a fluted pole and have an energy-efficient power unit and non-breakable globe.
Two suppliers of these light standards are Valley Iron and Steel Company in Eugene, Oregon and Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company in Spring City, Pennsylvania. As illustrated in Figure 32 there would be three lights along the mid-block section and one located at each intersection corner.
Such accent lighting would provide a warmth of light and personalized atmosphere needed for the downtown. The pole and base of the light standard are also attractive to look at during the day and add another dimension to the street scene. Like street trees, unique lighting will provide a unifying environment for the business district.
The second type of lighting would be overhead lighting, used to provide for the safe movement of traffic. These new lighting poles, some accompanied by traffic signals, would be located at major intersections. These pales would be of a dark color and unobtrusive in design. As an alternative to the contemporary poles, Valley Iron and Steel Company manufactures poles and traffic controls that would enhance Payette’s historic theme.
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