In 2015 the city of Diamond Bar completed their Grand Avenue Beautification project, which included redesigning the medians and parkways of the Grand Avenue / Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue / Longview Drive intersections. The landscape architecture work was done by David Volz Design.
Happily enough, Diamond Bar Boulevard aims directly at Mt. Baldy, creating a view no photographer can resist*:
The Longview Drive intersection is at the eastern edge of the city, and features a new entrance sign for the city:
The sign is pretty just after sunrise, but the copper elements really stand out when it’s diffusely lit:
Iron plates form a repeating theme through the project, serving not just as elements on the entrance sign, but also as artistic inserts on parkway columns, display pieces in medians, and tree grates.
The medians were generally landscaped with a mix of succulents; the yellow yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora) were kindly blooming for me when I was there.
The bus stop on Diamond Bar Blvd. has three pillar lights that look like little soldiers or workers lining up, and also had some neat wooden beams that cast fun shadows:
To see more pictures of the project, head to my two galleries below:
Diamond Bar’s Grand Avenue Beautification Project – Best of the Set
Diamond Bar’s Grand Avenue Beautification Project – ALL the images
* Do you have any idea how long I had to wait to get an image of that intersection with all the lights green and just a single, artistically placed, car? I should have just set up a tent out there …