Ralphs shopping center to get new signs

DOWNEY - The Ralphs shopping center at Firestone Boulevard and Patton Road will soon be sporting new signage after approval from the Planning Commission on Wednesday. Plans call for a third "supplemental" Ralphs sign, which will be in addition to the supermarket's wall logo and a freestanding sign.

Commission members also OK'd a request for a multi-tenant monument sign, and new wall signs for tenants.

FedEx Office is currently the only other tenant with a wall sign, although a dental office is scheduled to move into space left vacant by Hollywood Video.

The monument sign will be located on the property's northeast side, adjacent to Firestone Boulevard, and will include space for up to four tenants. The sign itself is expected to match the market's stucco building and consist of illuminated aluminum panels.

The property is owned by J.H. Snyder Co. of Los Angeles.

In a staff report, city staffers had recommended the signs' approval, noting that they will "create an aesthetically pleasing identification for the building."

The Ralphs shopping center on Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road received permission for similar signs about two years ago. Those signs went up earlier this year.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23