Community leaders recently got a sneak peak of the first of five nearly completed gateway markers for Clarke Square. A date for the markers’ installation has not been set yet, but the plan is to install all five on the same day, according to Manni Marquez, director of the Clarke Square Zilber Neighborhood Initiative (ZNI).
The markers will be placed throughout Clarke Square to “demonstrate pride in the neighborhood’s diverse cultures and attractions,” according to the ZNI-Clarke Square Quality of Life Plan.
They are made of corten steel, a material that self-rusts quickly, giving it a dark brown color that never needs to be painted, according to Jeff Hojnacki, co-owner of Ascend Design of Milwaukee. The markers are being fabricated by Ascend Design and C R Industries Inc. of Cudahy, Wis.