By Jason KUROSU
The City of Glendale is seeking local artists to design a pair of monument signs that will welcome outsiders to North Glendale.
The entry signs will be placed at Lowell Avenue facing west and Pennsylvania Avenue facing east, marking the boundaries of the city of Glendale along Foothill Boulevard.
In coordination with the community group Friends of North Glendale, the city will be accepting design submissions through Nov. 30. The final design will be chosen by an independent panel composed of city of Glendale representatives and community members, yet to be formed.
Sherry Stubbs, a member of the Friends of North Glendale, said the signs will be the first step towards Glendale’s implementing the North Glendale Community Plan, the overall focus of the residents who make up the Friends of North Glendale.
The plan, developed between 2008 and 2011, sets guidelines for development within the La Crescenta and Montrose areas of Glendale, seeking development and infrastructure that reflects certain elements and values of the Crescenta Valley, such as the surrounding mountains and other more rural aspects of the area.
Stubbs said she is optimistic that participating artists will design entry signs that will “represent our area” and “reflect how proud we are of our community.”
The next priority for the Friends of North Glendale would be more pedestrian- friendly amenities on Foothill Boulevard between Dunsmore and Boston avenues, such as curb bump outs, more trees, and benches.
The winning design will be announced in late December or early January.
Those interested in submitting a design should contact Jacqueline Bartlow, Economic Development Coordinator for the city of Glendale, at (818) 548-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org