The new signs were a priority of the city's comprehensive plan—adopted in 2016—with the goal of improving community character. The city contracted with Clark Condon Associates for $60,000 last August on a Gateway and Wayfinding Master Plan.
Residents were asked to provide feedback on three proposed design options at a public forum last December. The winning option features brickwork and the red, white and blue star used elsewhere in city branding.
Plans include five large gateways, each estimated to cost $200,000, and seven small gateways, each estimated at $60,000. Larger signs will be more than 20 feet high, whereas smaller signs will top out around 10 feet. An entry monument is estimated to cost $175,000.
The project is proposed to be carried out in phases, with another $1 million proposed to be set aside for fiscal year 2019-20. The installation timeline is yet to be finalized, but could begin in late 2018 or early 2019.
View the map below to see where various signs and monuments will be built. Wayfinding elements, including new street signs and an informational marquee, are not included on this map.