A bit delayed in posting but result set is this:
Write up a document stating requested budget and how said budget will be used. This budget is going to cover these things for phase 1: 4 pieces of 4" x 6" x 1/8" white acrylic sheets (Source already identified), Two 4" x 6" vinyl sheets with (re-visioned) form of vertical Crashspace sticker design (design being worked on by one member, another member has source identified for vinyl), and rental for a scissor lift that will allow us to change out the signs safely.
Things still to look into: any issues to do with having a scissor lift on public sidewalk (permits and the like), scissor lift company rental (check 1 and 2 day rental as well as transportation options)
That's status on phase 1. lower sign won't be reviewed until phase one is done, and we'll look more into the interactive details then.