An electronic community message board planned as part of Kent's downtown redevelopment could be online before the start of fall classes at .
Both city and university officials met Friday with the firm that submitted the lowest bid for the project, Cleveland-based Brilliant Electric Sign Co. Representatives from the sign company met city and university officials downtown where the sign will eventually stand at the northeast corner of the Haymaker Parkway and South Water Street intersection just in front of the new Davey Resource Group building.
Kent State and the city have agreed to split the costs of the sign evenly. The digital message board will advertise programs and events run by both the city and university.
Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling said the city plans to have the sign finished and operational before fall classes start at Kent State.