New Gateway Signs Installed Around Pleasant Hill
Jan 30, 2017 07:45AM
● By Jennifer Neys
In an effort to update the city’s image and enhance main
entryways into Pleasant Hill, new gateway signs have replaced the old “pagoda”
In late December, the city installed eight new gateway signs equipped with solar panels at major entryways to Pleasant Hill. In addition to the gateway signs, the city will also install 29 “wayfinding” signs at various locations in the coming weeks. These signs highlight main attractions for residents and visitors such as Downtown, City Hall, Pleasant Hill Library, PH Community Center, and other key buildings and parks in order to help both residents and visitors navigate to major destinations in the city.
The gateway and wayfinding signage was designed over an 18-month period and included ten public workshops and multiple focus group meetings during which input was solicited from various community members regarding design concepts and locations for the new signs.
“When we had those conversations with community members, people talked about the character of the city and how important the character, the rural history, and the edges of the city was to them. This feedback led the design team to the Dinosaur Park location and the impressive oak tree and views of Mt. Diablo for design inspiration for the gateway signs. The rustic heritage of the past mixed with contemporary design elements represent the current growth, prosperity and opportunity of the city,” said Economic Development Manager Kelly Calhoun.
What’s more, the city plans to do a colorful light treatment to illuminate the Monument Blvd. freeway underpass, along with illuminating the Soldiers Monument on Boyd Road.