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On Cyburbia (the urban planning portal), someone asked about gateways. It occurred to me that, although I've crossed just about every municipal boundary in GR's 47 square miles, I've yet to encounter a WELCOME TO GR type of sign or monument. There are a few for the various neighborhoods or business districts, and the adjoining munis seem to have them as well.

For those who travel with photographic equipment, please add pictures of whatever you find.

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On Cyburbia (the urban planning portal), someone asked about gateways. It occurred to me that, although I've crossed just about every municipal boundary in GR's 47 square miles, I've yet to encounter a WELCOME TO GR type of sign or monument. There are a few for the various neighborhoods or business districts, and the adjoining munis seem to have them as well.

For those who travel with photographic equipment, please add pictures of whatever you find.

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Some of the examples on Cyburbia.

http:[email protected]/2807441162

(what NOT to do)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arcastillo/3589599407/

(posted by a consultant who worked on this project)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source...2,60.3,,0,-0.84

the Wyoming "thingscape" gateway, Division & 28th

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source...260.31,,0,-3.26

the "welcome to Wyoming" trestle actually located in GR...although the city limit sign was not present when the Google car drove by

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Oh, by the way...welcome to Jenison

Grandville has a gateway on the corner with I-96 and the BP and Shell stations. It includea a flagpole and some masonry work. (I was in a left turn lane, ran out of signal wait time)

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Coming in from the Kent trails (Veterans Memorial Dr and Market Street), this is the first signage other than the water plant ID ones

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Here's a quick Google Map Street View of the "Welcome to Grand Rapids" sign at 44th and Kalamazoo. I know I've seen them around at a lot of other places too.

Here's another one of the Kentwood sign.

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Gateways were discussed for the Uptown district at the CID meetings and are mentioned in the plan here.

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Don't forget the corner of 28th and Division. Welcome to Grand Rapids / Welcome to Wyoming. Great use of those railroad trestles.

28th & Division

I'm sure someone has pics, I don't get over that way much anymore. :dontknow:

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Well I would not go and take a picture for a few months. It is supposed to get painted pretty soon. The paint faded a bit more than the DDA and WyoKent Chamber expected and went to get painting that should not need be painted yearly.

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Grand Rapids can definately work on its City limits welcoming signs they are boooooring. I Think Grandville has a nice one over on 28th and Wilson stands out.

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I think a great place for one would be to use the bridges on the 131, like on the 28th st over pass, some thing cool and big that says "Welcome to Grand Rapids" type deal.

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