Monday, November 20, 2006

Forest Woods

Street names for the first development cell (industry term) of Waverly West have rolled out. Dumb growth deserves dumb street names, apparently. You can read the Free Press op-ed, er, news story, here:

With such laughable absurdities as Hill Grove, Castlebrook, Oak Lawn, and Burbank (no relation to Borebank Street in River Heights--two names that, while also chosen to invoke a sense of bucolic genteelity, differ in that they actually bear some connection to geography and history), it makes me wonder if perhaps the "city planners" used a chart similar to this:


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