An honorary name for Highway 965

The North Liberty City Council has expressed a desire to add an honorary designation to Highway 965 through North Liberty (the road is officially Coral Ridge Avenue through Coralville) and approved a process to do so on March 8, 2016. The project will cost about $3,500 for signage, and will not change any postal addresses.

Suggestions from the public will be accepted via this form through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016.

A committee of residents, business representatives, city staff and elected officials will select a name and make a recommendation to the City Council, tentatively in June, for approval and adoption.  You can apply online here through April 1, 2016. Appointments will be made by the Mayor, and approved by the City Council, on April 12, 2016.

The committee will consider the following criteria:
Community Pride: The road should bear a name that in somewhat showcases the community, its history and future, as well as be a point of pride for our residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
Timeless: The road should bear a name that won’t feel dated and tired in the future and isn’t subject to trends or fads.
Native: The road should bear a name that feels of this place.
Originality: The road should bear a name that will stand out, and not be lost in the sea of street names.
Ease of Use: The road should bear a name that is easy to pronounce, read, say and remember.

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