Michele ‘Mitch’ Merxbauer, head honcho of the City of Northfield’s Housing & Redevelopment Division, has launched a contest to Name That Neighborhood.
Which one? The same one she talked about on a LoGroNo podcast back in late Feb this year.
The HRA has secured 14 acres southeast of the soccer complex (near the Southbridge Development) where it will create approximately 60 units of ownership housing, targeted as starter homes, workforce housing and down-sized homes for empty-nesters. Move/zoom this Google Map for additional perspective on the neighborhood’s location.
Mitch wrote in a blog post on N.org:
The neighborhood name will be used on all documents and advertising for the neighborhood. Creativity, incorporation of green or sustainable ideas, healthy living and inclusiveness are all elements in a name we hope to see from the community.
The deadline for submitting entries has been extended to July 10, 4:30 pm because all the entries submitted thus far evidently suck. I read that on the internet, I’m pretty sure.
You can submit your entries right to Mitch via email or stop by her office at City Hall and fill out a form.
In true LoGroNo fashion, I think it’ll be more fun to submit your entries here in public via a comment to this blog post since one idea can trigger another. Hopefully, you’ll get your idea submitted before Mr. Listeria, Brendon Etter, takes all the good ones.
My first submission: Horse Apple Acres. It meets all the criteria: creativity (of course), sustainable (duh), healthy living (riding horses), inclusiveness (4-legged creatures).