Provide Your Input: City Considers Renaming Street, Adding Sign Toppers to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 24, 2021, March 24, 2021

Sign topper honoring Dr. King along Center Street

The City of Arlington is seeking public input on two proposals to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The proposals include additional street sign toppers through parts of Arlington and renaming a stretch of South Center Street to honor Dr. King.

Honorary Street Sign Topper Proposal

The City of Arlington currently has five street sign toppers along Center Street, honoring Dr. King. Under the new proposal, an additional ten sign toppers would be installed. The signs would run along Center Street from Interstate 30 to Volunteer Drive, just north of Interstate 20. A map of the current and proposed signage can be found below.


Street Naming Proposal

In addition to the honorary street sign toppers between I-30 and Arbrook Boulevard, stakeholders have also proposed officially naming South Center Street, from Arbrook Boulevard to SE Green Oaks Boulevard, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. A map showing the extent of the proposed street name change is shown below.

On the existing portion of S. Center Street from Arbrook Boulevard to E. Bardin Road, there is only one currently undeveloped parcel that is addressed on S. Center Street and would require an address change.

The portion of the street from E. Bardin Road to Cravens Park Drive does not exist yet but is currently under design, so there are no properties addressed as S. Center Street in that segment. This portion of the roadway is scheduled to be constructed in 1-1.5 years.

The existing portion of Cravens Park Drive from where it currently dead ends to SE Green Oaks Boulevard would be officially be renamed as part of this proposal. None of the homes in this area are addressed off of Cravens Park Drive, so again, no address changes would be required.


If you're interested in weighing in on the proposals, click here to complete the comment form (located at the bottom of the page.) Public comment is open through April 22, 2021.




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