Guidelines for Secondary Street Naming

1.    Secondary Street Name signs must be positioned with a Primary Street Sign in order not to confuse visitors. Effort will be made to avoid placing them on busy intersections, intersections that are cluttered with signs, or intersections where there have been a large number of vehicle crashes. 

2.    After 10 years Secondary Street Names are reviewed. 

3.    No political organizations will qualify for a Secondary Street Name. 

4.    Requests for Secondary Street Names must include proof that residents of the block and members of the family do not object. A petition with at least 100 signatures from the local area is required; as well as proof that notices were posted on the street to confirm there were no objections and that institutions and major organizations on the street were informed. 

5.    People and Non-Profit Organizations who may be considered for a Secondary Street Name must meet at least one of the following conditions:
A.    There is compelling evidence that the person or not-for-profit entity proposed for a secondary street naming contributed in an extraordinary way to the welfare of the block and/or the community and the country. The person on organization had a long standing direct presence and relationship with community (10 years or longer).
B.    The person is deceased and there is no plaque or other official acknowledgement of them in the District (as well as no known plans to do so).
C.    The person had an untimely death that led to a greater awareness of the cause of death and concerted effort to address the problem.  
D.    The not-for-profit institution or organization requesting a Secondary Street Name is located on the block and has made a transformative contribution to the community for over 25 years; or it is the year of a significant event for the institution (i.e. the 250th anniversary of service to the community). Limit the time of the naming to the year of the significant event.