A new public art project is coming to the busy intersection of Firestone and Paramount boulevards.
Approved by the City Council last week, the artwork will be installed on a block wall on the southwest side of Firestone Boulevard.
"The centerpiece of the public art element of the design is a specialty metal fabric which is etched to create the artistic motif," assistant city manager John Oskoui wrote in a staff report. "The art piece would also incorporate LED light fittings, resulting in a lighting effect which provides for a stunning night time experience but it is subdued enough not to distract drivers.
"The art motif also provides pleasant visuals during the daytime," Oskoui added.
Drought tolerant landscaping will frame the art, and there will also be a garden between the block wall and sidewalk.
Total cost of the art piece and garden is estimated at $170,000; of that total, $70,000 will be paid from Downey's Art in Public Places Fund.