FOLLOWUP: Installation time for new ‘Welcome to West Seattle’ sign

(Photos courtesy Waypoint Sign Company)

If you travel on the Fauntleroy end of the West Seattle Bridge, you might have seen the activity today – Waypoint Sign Company has begun the process of installing the new “Welcome to West Seattle” sign.

We received the photos and update from Cara at Waypoint, which is based in South Park. She tells WSB, “We are so honored to create this amazing sign.” Today, the base went into position.

Tomorrow, Waypoint expects to pour concrete. That’ll set for a few days before they finish getting ready to install the sign itself.

We’re checking with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce for an update on the unveiling plans – as you will probably recall, the new sign is a Chamber project, announced last summer along with a donation from Adah Cruzen to fund it as well as a sustainable maintenance plan.

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Installation time for new 'Welcome to West Seattle' sign"

  • Karen Boivin April 11, 2019 (2:25 am)

    I liked the old sign better..

  • Sillygoose April 11, 2019 (5:15 am)

    Great sign!  So now will the overgrown vegetation be taken care along the street.

  • Brayton April 11, 2019 (7:01 am)

    We won’t know which of the two designs won until the unveiling, correct? I’m crossing my fingers for what was called Option 1, which had the cutout of the mountains on the top. 

  • Meyer April 11, 2019 (11:22 am)

    I’m glad to see its large. The old sign wasn’t very big and was easily missed by people visiting West Seattle. Also based on the design options, I thought the sign was going to be the same size as the original. Glad to see that isn’t the case.

  • Tom April 11, 2019 (12:20 pm)

    Kudos to getting this completed, just wondering will it say “Welcome to West Seattle, the overgrown blackberry capital of the world!”  Would love to see the rest of that area be made more presentable, as it’s many folks first introduction to WS and not a good one……

    • WSB April 11, 2019 (1:20 pm)

      Please note the last line above. I am hopeful more specifics will be forthcoming when the Chamber unveils the unveiling plan.

      Volunteers maintained the area for many years – Adah Cruzen’s late husband in particular. We covered their work (and their calls for assistance) multiple times.

  • 4thGenWestSeattleite April 12, 2019 (11:53 am)

    Both options are not cute at all and don’t capture the charm of West Seattle whatsoever.  This could have been so much better! Maybe some references to Alki, Nucor, our diverse community? Very disappointed.. 

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