Raleigh Housing Authority director Steve Beam wasn’t the first developer to pick a unique theme for neighborhood streets.
Beam has drawn fire for renaming the streets of the Walnut Terrace public housing development after obscure magicians. Those names will likely be replaced by tributes to leaders in the historically black neighborhood south of downtown Raleigh.
Private-sector developers, however, get a lot less scrutiny when they pick street names. And while lots of neighborhoods around Raleigh and Wake County have bland names related to trees or flowers, the area’s street signs have a few pockets of creativity.
Here’s a few of the best neighborhood street themes mentioned in Twitter discussions this week:
Know of any themes we missed? Add them in the comments section below.