Have you noticed the new banners on lamp posts along West Washington, West University, Goldfinch, and Ft. Stockton in Mission Hills? Thanks to a generous grant from San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts to replace worn brackets and banners, and the creative design contributions of Mission Hills’ own Stuart White Design, the 70 banners in Mission Hills have a fresh new look. Using a 55mm Nikon camera, Stuart White captured various architectural elements from longtime buildings in the neighborhood, and of course, the monuments in the West Washington Street median, erected in 2013 by the Mission Hills BID. In total there are nine architectural images and nine Calls to Action in this installation.
Joining Stuart White in celebration of the first day of the Architecture Series banner installation are Troy Curnett, owner and broker at One Mission Realty and Treasurer, Mission Hills BID; Matt Hoyt, owner of Starlite; Julie Santa Cruz, General Manager, The Patio Express Community Market; and the front office team of Teresa Gobiecki, Lety Garcia, Peggy Tacchino, from St. Vincent’s Catholic Church. David Simaan, Owner of Ibis Market, also participated. Photos courtesy of J. Daniel Geddis.
The purpose of the Mission Hills banner district is to add a design element within the boundaries of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District. Banners enhance the streetscapes of Mission Hills, by adding a vibrant element that enlivens key corridors and the mobility experience for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers. Throughout Mission Hills, these banners strengthen a sense of place and local business identity. Lamppost banners make a big visual impact, creating a buzz around the neighborhood’s business district. They also offer an affordable way for nonprofits to raise awareness for their mission, get people out to events, and raise funds for charitable causes.
Stuart White is an elected member of the Mission Hills BID board of directors and serves as its Design Committee chairperson.