|Published:||Dec 17, 2013 10:48 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 17, 2013 10:48 AM EST|
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida city commission is supporting a college's request to rename a street after famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Florida Southern College wants to change the name of McDonald Street near downtown Lakeland to Frank Lloyd Wright Way. The city commission voted 5-2 Monday to approve the change. The new street signs are scheduled to go up in January.
Commissioner Don Selvage says will contribute to the city's "cultural and economic impact."
College President Anne Kerr tells The Ledger (http://bit.ly/1gDA1sg ) that the street name change "is the right stepping stone to build an internationally renowned tourism center."
The college is the site of the largest single site collection of Wright's architecture in the world.
Kerr has said the college will reimburse residents for "reasonable expenditures" required by the change.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com
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