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Oceanside seeking designs for an 'iconic' downtown sign

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 20:18:13-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — Oceanside city officials are asking for developers to submit their bids to create an "iconic" downtown sign for the city, similar to areas of the county like the Gaslamp District, North Park, and Escondido.

The city's request for proposals calls for a sign that will act as a new landmark and "the heart of the Sunset Market" at the intersection of Tremont Street and Pier View Way.

The sign must be an "over-the-road" style sign that spans the intersection and aims to, "create a 'place' that locals and visitors are invited to enjoy for decades to come," the city says.

Candidates can submit an initial design by January 13, 2021. The top five candidates will be granted $1,000 and four weeks to flesh out their designs, budget, and other aspects. The city's Property and Business Improvement District will then choose the best three to go before a public vote.

The winning design will head to the City Council for approval prior to moving into the development stage.

More information on the city's request for proposals can be found online here.