Task force tours King Street area for possible MLK commemorative corridor

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A task force that’s working to rename a Johnson City street in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took a walking tour of the King Street area this afternoon.

The MLK Task Force formed by the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission is considering making the King Street area into a commemorative corridor to honor the Civil Rights leader.

Other options include renaming a portion of University Parkway or Legion Street.

Task force members told us this is a way to take a better look at the area as they review the three options.

“Looking at Martin Luther King Commons Park instead of simply King Commons Park a place where we could remember, honor, celebrate, commemorate doctor king here along with an entire district, possibly have memorials here for him,” Tim Zajonc with the MLK Task Force said.

Earlier this month, dozens weighed in during a public input session on the proposed plans.

So far, a decision has not yet been made.

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