Wouldn't it be nice to have an arch welcoming visitors to Sandusky? Communities do that when they're proud of what their area has to offer. The arch could go in place of this steel structure that nearly spans Rt. 250 already:
The arch could look kinda like Schade/Mylander Plaza:
Sandusky erects an arch for a local philanthropist, but what about the pride for the rest of the city? (Ask George Mylander, because I bet he would agree that local pride is important for economic development.)
And Wes Poole just pointed this out to me:
That's 222 Meigs Street. Sandusky city hall. Says so right on the sign, doesn't it? City of...what? San Diego? City of San - what?
That tree shrouds the city sign like the lack of livability shrouds the city from progress. Marketing 101: Image is everything. Make sure your city sign - which represents your community - is clearly visible.