The East Village Sign is Expected to be Up By November 2016!
This unique sign is very different from it’s neighbor’s signs in Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter. Rather then the arches shown below, the East Village sign with be a giant ring suspended between four posts. The words “East Village” will be embossed on the East and West sides of the ring.
The East Village Association did a great job of including the community for input through 10+ public meetings. They really wanted something that is different from all of the other neighborhood signs. The ring shows East Village’s unique personality, while also symbolizing inclusion and continued growth. The original plan was to have the sign suspended over the intersection of 10th and Market, but due to the street lights in the intersection, this was not allowed. They decided to install the sign mid-block on Market street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Who is paying for this sign?
Historically, community signs have been funded by redevelopment money. This is not the case with the East Village sign. The idea of the landmark started in 2010 and since then the East Village Association has raised $500,000+ to make it a reality. Through private donations, fundraisers, block parties, bake sales, and many other fun events, the community came together to fund, what will be, an icon in Downtown San Diego. If everything goes according to plan, East Village could have it’s new sign by the end of November 2016!
*All of these proposals are subject to change. More information is available on the East Village Association’s website (eastvillagesandiego.com).