Friday, March 23, 2007

Planning Commission Recommends "Gateway Boulevard" Stay

In other action last night, the Planning Commission voted to support a Planning Department's recommendation to oppose Council Member's Rip Ryman's plan to rename Gateway Boulevard "Korean Veterans Boulevard." Planning Department officials told the Commission that the 12 land-owners on the boulevard affected by the name change unanimously opposed that change after being contacted by Planning. In his comments at Tuesday night's council meeting, Mr. Ryman said that he did not see any businesses affected by the name change except a new hotel on Gateway Boulevard.

Council Member and Planning Commissioner J.B. Loring cast the only vote against Planning's recommendation. Several other Commissioners conceded in their comments before the vote that Korean War Veterans should be honored by more public memorials, but they questioned whether renaming this particular street was the best way to do so.

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