File illustration A rendering of the revised design for White Rock’s uptown ‘gateway’ to be voted on by city council Monday night.

Gateway design before White Rock council

Uptown arch to receive final approval

White Rock council is expected to vote on a final design for an uptown gateway arch at tonight’s (July 9) meeting.

The design for the structure – for which $1 million has been earmarked by the city – was recommended by the city’s Gateway Feature Selection Committee.

The final design was tabled at the June 25 council meeting, with consideration deferred until the next meeting.

Potential designs were released to the public in May for feedback.

The revised version of the most popular option incorporates additional nautical elements to provide a more local flavour to the structure.

Victorian-style lamps have been replaced by lighthouses and metalwork in the archway is designed to evoke wave patterns.

In addition, grey stone for the arch pillars is considered to be more representative of White Rock than the brown stone originally proposed.

The wording ‘Uptown’ replaces ‘Johnston Road’ and instead of the words “arts and culture,” ‘public art inserts’ are intended to be included on three sides of each supporting pillar.

Just Posted

Surrey MP gets trashed over trash

If crows could vote: Randeep Sarai’s party in Holland Park leaves a feast for the birds

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Celebration of Life planned for Cloverdale man shot dead last month

Hockey coach and nurse Paul Bennett to be remembered Friday at Langley facility

‘Epic BBQ’ on Surrey farm cooks up $20,000 for food bank

By-donation event for 200 guests held July 7 at Avante Farms

Former Surrey Mountie running for council

Jack Hundial, who served 25 years on the force, announced his intentions Monday

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Amazon’s hopes its Prime Day doesn’t go to the dogs

Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got images of dogs

Trudeau blasts Putin, Russia following Finland summit but stays mum on Trump

Strong words come one day after a controversial summit between Putin and Trump in Finland

Temperature records break across southern B.C. as heat continues

Whistler broke a 70-year-old record high of 32.2 C with a temperature of 32.9 C

1 man missing after going over falls in Golden Ears Provincial Park

One got out after two went into water in park north of Maple Ridge

5 to start your day

Police seek teen after attack on elderly man, builder of new Pattullo Bridge to be chosen and more

Police seek teen after elderly man left with ‘life altering’ injuries

RCMP believe the male teen is a ‘person of interest’ in the case

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers.”

Most Read