Street name changes on tap
Monday, April 28, 2014 1:20 AM
Greenwood City Council took the first step last week toward renaming a pair of local streets.
Greenwood City Councilwomen, from left, Betty Boles and Linda Edwards vote on a street naming change during last week’s regular meeting. (Chris Trainor | Index-Journal)
Council passed first reading on an ordinance that would authorize the renaming of Hampton Street to Hampton Avenue.
Longtime Greenwood city/county planning director Phil Lindler discussed the Hampton change with council, noting the change was discussed for some time.
“This is a request from the county’s GIS office to rename Hampton Street to Hampton Avenue,” Lindler said. “For most people, it has been known as Hampton Avenue. However, there are some individuals that own property that the actual tax address is showing Hampton Street versus Hampton Avenue. The GIS office is recommending the entire stretch be formally changed or acknowledged as Hampton Avenue.
Lindler said the city/county planning commission has reviewed the Hampton request and is recommending approval.
In another renaming item, city council passed first reading on an ordinance that would rename Fuller Street to Wright Avenue.
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