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Renaming Maryland Ave.

UPDATE: 06/18/2018 @ 9:42 a.m. | During a June 12, 2018 regular meeting, the Glendale City Council approved renaming a two-block segment of Maryland Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Harvard Street to Artsakh Avenue in honor of the Artsakh Republic. The City's Community Development Department is developing a timeline to implement the transition. For more details on the history of the decision, read the detailed analysis.

The City of Glendale has already decided to rename Maryland Avenue.

✔ False. The City is considering renaming Maryland Avenue between Wilson and Harvard and is currently collecting public feedback and factually addressing all of the concerns stakeholders and affected agencies may have. The motion that was made to move forward with this option does not determine that the renaming of Maryland ultimately be granted. If you’re interested, consider attending the public hearing taking place on Wednesday, May 16th at 5pm in the Municipal Services Building located at 633 E Broadway, room 105.

The City of Glendale isn’t hosting any meetings on the proposed renaming.

✔ False. There’s a public hearing on the proposed renaming taking place on Wednesday, May 16th at 5pm in the Municipal Services Building located at 633 E Broadway, room 105.

Glendale had not considered renaming any other streets after Artsakh.

✔ False. As indicated by the staff report delivered to City Council at the March 13, 2018 City Council meeting, City staff had considered at least 7 options for the renaming. These options include:

  1. Renaming Sanchez Drive as Artsakh Drive

  2. Renaming Maryland Avenue between Wilson Street and Harvard Street

  3. Renaming Lexington Drive between Central Avenue and Brand Boulevard

  4. Naming the alley to the west of the Central Library and the proposed Armenian American Museum

  5. Renaming the proposed open space at the Central Library and proposed Armenian American Museum

  6. Renaming a meaningful intersection as “Artsakh Square”

  7. Creating an Honorary Street Name program

More detailed descriptions of the options can be found in this staff report. The report also highlights street naming procedures, and some of the criteria considered for each option.