New Signs Unveiled for Renamed Castle Street

Small ceremony held on MLK Day

On Martin Luther King Day, the South Side’s Castle Street was renamed in his honor.  Castle Street residents will see their addresses change to Dr. Martin Luther King East and Dr. Martin Luther King West.

Fourth District Councilor Khalid Bey sponsored the resolution in the Syracuse Common Council.

A small unveiling ceremony was held Monday, Jan. 21, at the corner of State Street and East Castle. | Allison Milligan, Staff photo

“I think it demonstrates the progress we’ve had since, and to keep in mind the progress we have to do,” Bey said.

After a unanimous vote by the Common Council and a public hearing by the county’s planning agency, the county voted to approve the renaming on Dec. 27. Prior to this, a public hearing was held on the proposal on Dec. 19, 2012.

Transportation Superintendent Jim French estimated the project will cost $1,250.