The Barrio Logan neighborhood officially joins the ranks of other well-known San Diego neighborhoods – like Hillcrest and the Gaslamp District – by getting its own sign.
Construction began with a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for the sign, which will span Cesar E Chavez Parkway between Main Street and Newton Avenue.
The Port of San Diego is acting as the sponsor for the sign project, in partnership with SANDAG, Caltrans, and the City of San Diego. The sign is part of a $1.7 million Port Access Project for the Barrio Logan community.
“In the tradition of Chicano Park and its iconic murals, this piece will be the Barrio Logan community’s newest architectural and cultural landmark,” said Bob Nelson, Incoming Chair of the Board of Port Commissioners. “This design is of the community, by the community, and for the community.”
The project also includes crosswalk enhancements, lane adjustments, and beautification improvements in the community near the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.