A committee tasked with developing concepts to replace the aging Welcome to Downtown Edmonds sign on Highway 104 has come up with three new ideas, and the public is invited to comment on them at a Feb. 11 public meeting.
As of Friday, Feb. 8, no decision had been made to cancel the meeting due to the weather, but that could change on Monday, the city said.
The Gateway Sign Committee, composed of 10 individuals representing the community plus city staff, has been working with designer Clayton Moss to develop the concepts. After three committee meetings and one public open house, the Edmonds Gateway Sign Committee is moving ahead with the process for replacing the aging gateway sign for downtown Edmonds at SR 104 and 5th Ave South. The next public open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St.
According to a city announcement, the committee has helped create criteria for the sign, reviewing functional and aesthetic elements. The committee has also been reviewing public comment gathered at the first open house on Nov. 29, and through an
online survey about design elements and sign types that reflect Edmonds.
The three concepts being developed reflect public comment and the guidance of the committee, the city said, but the work is still in progress. At the last committee meeting on Jan. 17, one post and panel design and two monument-style design concepts were reviewed by the committee, which are shown above with slight modifications
based on the committee’s suggestions.
“After an additional committee meeting this week, the draft concepts shown will be further developed,” the city announcement said. “The developed drawings will be presented at the Feb. 11 open house and the public is invited to attend and make comment.”