City Renames Two More Streets Through Legacy Commission Work – charlottenc.gov

City Renames Two More Streets Through Legacy Commission Work

West Hill Street

Cory Burkarth

cory.burkarth@charlottenc.gov

2/10/2022

West Hill Street

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2022) – The City of Charlotte on Thursday announced new street names as part of the Legacy Commission’s street renaming work.

The following new street names will become effective in March 2022:

  • Morrison Boulevard will become Carnegie Boulevard.

    • The current Carnegie Boulevard will be extended to replace Morrison Boulevard and will become effective on March 31.

  • East/West Hill Street has four (4) non-continuous sections that required four (4) new names that will become effective on March 18.

    • W. Hill between McNinch St. and S. Cedar St. will be renamed Westmere Avenue.

    • W. Hill between S. Cedar St. and Eldridge St. will be renamed Stadium View Drive.

    • E. Hill at Royal Court will be renamed Civil Street.

    • East/West Hill between S. Church St. and S. College St. will be renamed “Good Samaritan Way” in honor of Good Samaritan Hospital, built in 1891, the first private hospital in North Carolina built to provide services to Charlotte’s African American community.  The building was ultimately demolished in 1996 to make room for what is now Bank of America Stadium.

Remaining Streets to be Renamed

The final streets to be renamed due to their ties to white supremacy and the Confederacy are:

  • Barringer Drive.

  • Stonewall Street.

Residents and business owners who live on Barringer Drive and Stonewall Street are currently submitting new name suggestions. A final vote will allow them to select their top three name choices to determine which names will become effective in May and June of 2022.

Visit charlottenc.gov/legacy, call 311 or email legacy@charlottenc.gov for more information and resources.