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Why did Wilmington name 17th Street south of Shipyard Boulevard 17th Street Extension?

Ken Little
StarNews
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South 17th Street continues from Market Street to South College Road.

The city does not consider the official name of the roadway to be the South 17th St. extension, Wilmington [Map this] city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said.

“The official name is just South 17th Street, from Market to South College Road. It is believed that the term ‘extension’ came in on the development plans — surveys — because it was literally a plan to extend an existing road. However, the official name remained South 17th Street,” Talbert said.

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2 Responses to “ Why did Wilmington name 17th Street south of Shipyard Boulevard 17th Street Extension?”

  1. On October 28, 2011 at 11:14 am Josh wrote:

    Why doesn’t the city rename this major roadway something more fitting? Michael Jordan Boulevard, Iraq War Veterans Boulevard or September 11 Memorial Boulevard for example. South 17th Street is meaningless.

  2. On August 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm Sarah wrote:

    The name isn’t meaningless. In fact, it is very useful as that part of 17th Street falls south of Shipyard Blvd. I would think that renaming half of a street would cause far more issues.