City to seek public opinion on new street name

The city of Bloomington and Dimension Mill Inc. launched a public contest today to name a new street in the Trades District, a new neighborhood built around innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. 

The new east-west street is being built next to the Mill, a historic building currently undergoing renovation to become the district’s hub, between West 10th and 11th streets. 

Former furniture factory, the Mill will reopen as a coworking space and innovation hub, and a venue for networking, professional events and community use. 

Members of the public are encouraged to propose names for the city’s newest street, which will run west from the Mill’s south plaza across the Trades District and connect with North Rogers Street. 

Representatives of the city and Dimension Mill will select 10 finalists from the submissions, and will then be presented for popular vote online and through social media. The street name with the most votes will then be submitted to the Board of Public Works and Common Council for final approval.

Submissions are being accepted at until Oct. 1. Street names must be short, easy to understand and avoid duplication with other street names in Monroe County. 

Submissions will not be accepted by the city if they are vulgar, offensive or ineligible under state law. More information is available on the website.  

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