Comments Regarding Streets Potentially Named for Civil War Generals
Although the Commemoration Commission public hearing comment period has ended, comments may still be submitted for the City Council’s consideration. Please submit your comments via this online form.
The City Council held a work session discussion on September 13, 2017 about names of City streets and parks that are associated with Civil War figures. Some options under consideration by the Council include the following:
1) seek authority from the Montgomery County Planning Department to change the street names;
2) rely on the procedure already in place for residences and businesses on a street to petition the Montgomery County Planning Department for a street name change, or;
3) maintain the current street names but add commemorative names or markers to the streets to provide a historical context.
Any of these options would require a community process to ensure that the decision reflects the views of the residents on the streets in question.
The Commemoration Commission held a public hearing to gather comments and suggestions from residents, especially those living on the streets potentially named for Civil War generals: Grant Avenue, Hancock Avenue, Lee Avenue, Sheridan Avenue, and Sherman Avenue.
Comments and suggestions were requested on the following options:
1) pursue renaming of the street(s) through the formal process with Montgomery County;
2) maintain the street names but add a commemorative name and signage to provide historic context for the existing names; or,
3) make no change.
The public hearing took place on January 29, 2018. View the video.