SNELLVILLE – Those entering the city heading east on Highway 78 will soon be greeted by a new sign.
At the August meeting of the Downtown Development Authority, directors achieved the final step to approve construction of the first Primary Gateway monument. The monument will replace the old granite sign that is at the city line on Highway 78. DDA officials have been working for several months to obtain an easement for the new primary gateway monument. Sung Kim, owner of SignDSign, the property the sign is on, agreed to grant an easement to the city to replace the aging sign. The DDA will also repair the wall which sits behind the monument.
Construction is expected to begin within a month, city officials said.
“A little over a year ago, the DDA directors worked with a group of citizens and a consultant, Sky Design, to develop what is known as a wayfinding package,” said Eric Van Otteren, economic development director. “The project designed a family of monuments and signs that promote the city and give the city a unified look.”
New wayfinding signs have already been built on the Towne Green and at City Hall.