When it comes to getting a street name changed, there’s apparently an art to it. The Fond du Lac Advisory Parking and Traffic Board voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to recommend to the City Council to deny a request to change the name of a two block section of Sheboygan Street to Avenue of the Arts.
Windhover Center for the Arts Executive Director Kevin Miller had made the request for the section of Sheboygan Street from Marr to Main Streets. He was there to address the Board as was Fond du Lac Visitors Bureau President Craig Molitor who said there’s some incredible momentum being built with the Windhover’s expansion.
Elks Club Exalted Ruler John Emery said he was a big supporter of what the Windhover is doing, but there was no upside for the 400 members of the local lodge to be included in the street name change. Board Chairman Gerry Bonlander suggested the museum ask for an honorary name change for the street that could be included under Sheboygan Street on the street signs.
The matter will also go before the Plan Commission next month, before going to the City Council at the end of June, just after the Windhover’s big reveal event. Windhover Center.