Workers install engraved name pavers at Broadway Pier.

Workers have begun to install the first paver bricks dedicated to people, businesses or organizations at the foot of San Diego's Broadway Pier.
Workers have begun to install the first paver “bricks” dedicated to people, businesses or organizations at the foot of San Diego’s Broadway Pier.

I was walking along San Diego’s waterfront after work today, enjoying what remained of daylight, when I spied some sort of construction underway at the foot of the Broadway Pier. I moseyed over to check it out.

I discovered that the first of the custom pavers are being installed by the Port of San Diego, in the wide new plaza at the pier’s entrance. Anyone can sponsor a paver “brick” and have a name engraved upon it for posterity. Phrases such as “In memory of,” “In celebration of,” “In honor of,” “Sponsored by,” “Established in,” and “Dedicated to” are allowed. Plaques on furniture such as tables, chairs and benches can also be customized with a name of your choosing. A tall stack of pavers was ready to be installed, so it looks to me like the Port of San Diego is off to a good start!

Interested? Check out sdportwalk.org for further details!

San Diego’s North Embarcadero, often referred to as the city’s front porch, has undergone enormous improvements in recent years. I’ve lived downtown for 15 years, and the waterfront is more beautiful, friendly and functional than ever. But additional phases in its revitalization await completion. According to the Port of San Diego website, money that is raised will help fund future improvements and developments on the Embarcadero.

Anyone can place their name on a permanent paver to help support improvements to the North Embarcadero. Custom plaques on furniture, like public benches and tables, are also available.
Anyone can place their name on a permanent paver to help support improvements to the North Embarcadero. Custom plaques on furniture, like public benches and tables, are also available.
Some of the first pavers are engraved with the names of VIPs. Included are the current Mayor, several Port of San Diego officials, and City Council President.
Some of the first pavers are engraved with the names of VIPs. Included are the current Mayor, several Port of San Diego officials, and City Council President.
Smiling Port of San Diego guys explained to me a little about this ongoing project. Ultimately, legacy paving blocks will stretch in a band across the entrance to Broadway Pier.
Smiling Port of San Diego guys explained to me a little about this ongoing project. Ultimately, these legacy “paving blocks” will stretch in a band across the entrance to Broadway Pier.
Looking east down Broadway from the foot of the pier, on San Diego's constantly improving, very beautiful Embarcadero.
Looking east down Broadway from the foot of the pier, on San Diego’s continually improving, very beautiful Embarcadero.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

5 thoughts on “Workers install engraved name pavers at Broadway Pier.”

  1. I like this idea. You know, Walt Disney World did this many years ago. The dedicated pavers welcome the visitors at the huge, vast entrance. An excellent way to receive more $$ for expansions, as San Diego is doing. I’m all for improvement of our cities. 🙂

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