Thursday, October 26, 2006
Will Sanford has already dealt with the flawed logic of recent attempts by Metropolitan 8 developers to call the North End, "Uptown." But at Tuesday night's Salemtown Neighbors meeting, I was approached by a different developer about calling this area "Uptown," based on the logic that north is "up" from downtown. I used Will's argument that Uptown should be adjacent to Midtown (which is adjacent to Downtown), so technically "Uptown" should be somewhere on West End, rather than here. That seemed persuasive to him. Then I mentioned that I prefer to refer to the Germantown-Salemtown-Buena Vista-Hope Gardens area as the "North End," because we truly are an "end" (unlike West End or the East End) cut off from sprawl by the I-65 loop and the river, while still oriented to Downtown. He told me that he liked that idea, so I believe that I made my own small contribution to turning back the "Uptown" moniker.