Public spaces, including streets, are meant to be inclusive places where everyone can feel welcome and comfortable. The names of streets are sometimes overlooked; however, to many the names evoke emotions and feelings about that space.
In response to community demands, the city is considering renaming city streets that honor slavery, slave owners, or supporters of white supremacy. These names will be replaced with the names of historic black leaders that had an important and positive impact on Asheville.
The city is asking residents to share their feedback on renaming city streets by answering the following questions below.
The City of Asheville is considering two options for naming streets in our community.
Option 1: Rename old streets that reference people who do not embody the positive, inclusive spirit of our city.
Option 2: Create a new list of street names that positively reference Asheville's African American community, and draw from this list when naming new streets.
Street Renaming - Session Presentation
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Choose Option 1 or 2 and then complete the remaining questions.
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