ROCKVILLE—City Manager Barbara Matthews announced Monday that the city is holding a contest to re-name a street in Rockville Town Center and is inviting residents to submit suggestions.
The one-block road, currently named Renaissance Street, runs from Middle Lane to East Montgomery Avenue near Regal Cinemas.
The planning commission considered 10 names before the contest began, including Hospitality Way, Journey Drive and Galileo Street, but did not yet select one, according to a June 17 memo by Margaret Hall and Andy Gunning, members of the city’s Community Planning and Development Services.
Submissions must include a street name of up to 13 characters in length, including spaces, and be the only road with that name in Montgomery County “for the purpose of emergency responses,” according to a press city press release posted July 14.
Several of the 10 options were removed from the running before the contest began. “Town Center Lane, Welcome Way and Unity Drive are deemed unacceptable for consideration due to duplication,” Hall and Gunning wrote in the memo.
The city will continue to accept submissions through July 24, according to Noelle Barton, spokesperson for the City Manager’s Office. The commission will then evaluate them for uniqueness before discussing the street name at its August 5 meeting. Barton expects the new sign to go up within the next few months.
The road runs in front of Cambria Suites hotel, which opened May 8, as well as the 263-unit Upton apartments scheduled for completion by “mid to late August,” according to Alyssa Molina of Bozzuto Group, Upton’s parent company.