La Mesa Village District Sign

The Downtown District Sign is a community project led by the La Mesa Village Association in partnership with the La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor) to build a new focal point in downtown La Mesa. The sign will be located in the heart of the Village at La Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave. and consist of two columns adorned with beautiful brass plaques and 1,512 hand-painted 4"x4” tiles funded through community donations. 

New Update (5.14.24): We know everyone is excited and anxious to see the new sign in our downtown Village – as are we! As with any large construction project, there are many behind the scenes details that take time to complete. Next will be a predrill which is required for:
- Soil sampling and testing to understand the composition and characteristics such as soil type, moisture, density and rock. This is vital in determining the foundation for the sign.
- Assessing the soil’s ability to support the load of the sign. This helps with designing a foundation that won’t sink or shift over time.
- Identifying subsurface risks such as voids, groundwater, underground storage tanks etc.. Identifying these risks ahead of time can mitigate future complications during construction.

Once complete, a Request For Quote (RFQ) will go out to hire a contractor!

Once we complete this step, we’ll have more information to share on the construction timeline and groundbreaking. Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work through the technical details.

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT SIGN TIMELINE:
Completed        Design Options and Drawings
Completed        Community Input
Completed        Design and Location approved by the City Council
Completed        Established Fiscal Sponsor (La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation)
Completed        Collected Funds for Tiles & Plaques                                    
Completed        Tiles Painted at CeramiCafe
In-process         Technical Drawings and Engineering
  Predrill
  Request for Quote (RFQ)
  Groundbreaking
  Construction
  Ribbon Cutting

There are still plaques available which is a great way for a business or family to have their name engraved on the sign in perpetuity. 

Questions? Please email us at info@lamesavillageassociation.org.

Leave a Legacy Plaque Fundraiser

If you're interested in purchasing a plaque please fill out our "Leave a Legacy" Plaque Fundraiser Pledge Form. Note: once you submit the Google pledge form, you will receive a "receipt" to let you know that we have received your request (be sure to check your spam if you don't see it in your inbox).

For more information:
"Leave a Legacy" Plaque Fundraiser fact sheet

Thank You Community Sponsors

In The News

SDToday.com, June 7, 2023 - "Coming soon: La Mesa’s very own Downtown District sign"

La Mesa Courier, April 29, 2023 - "Tile painting event moves La Mesa Downtown District Sign further along"

East County Californian, April 28, 2023 - "Boosters gather for downtown sign support"

KUSI News, April 19, 2023 - "La Mesa Downtown District Sign campaign moves ahead with tile painting"

East County Magazine, April 19, 2023 - "LA MESA VILLAGE ASSOCIATION HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE READY FOR THE PUBLIC TO PAINT TILES FOR THE NEW DOWNTOWN SIGN"

San Diego Business Journal, December 12, 2022 - "It's a Sign - For La Mesa"

KUSI News, December 5, 2022 - "La Mesa fundraises final dollars for new downtown district sign"

La Mesa Courier, November 29, 2022 - "La Mesa Village Downtown District sign currently 83% funded"

KUSI NEWS, February 25, 2022 - "La Mesa invites public to 'leave their legacy' on Downtown district sign"

CBS 8, February 16, 2022 - "Jewel of the Hills | La Mesa prepares to install an archway sign"

La Mesa Courier, Dec. 17, 2021 - "District sign project moves forward"

Please direct press inquiries to: Elizabeth Ranta, marketing@lamesavillageassociation.org.

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