“If everybody supports (it), then I think we want to action it as soon as possible,” Housh said.
Kreeger has been working with Yellow Springs organization, The 356 Project, to determine what a future could look like for the space. On its website, the organization said it aims to breakdown cultural barriers that exist within society.
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“Our scope includes the bigger picture promoting diversity and giving people the opportunity to engage and converse with each other,” reads the organization’s mission statement.
After checking with business owners along the street, Kreeger said there is no opposition to the change.
The street would not be permanently closed to traffic, Housh emphasized. If made a plaza, removable blockades would be in place to section off the street on weekends and special events.
Council plans to approach the renaming decision as an “actionable item” at the next village council meeting. Housh said an official vote is not likely at the next meeting, however, a more concrete proposal of what the designation could look like is likely.
The next regular council meeting will be held online at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20.