Number 04-08
Description Renaming Cooper to recognize the university
Authored by Richie Stuart
Sponsored by Josh Sawyer
Date Submitted Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Date Considered Tuesday, November 23, 2004
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Committee Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - Not much of Cooper covers UTA, and it would be confusing for visitors.
Whereas One of the goals of The University of Texas at Arlington is to increase the City's awareness and interaction with the University; and
Whereas UTA is one of the region's largest employers contributing 5,576 jobs to the City of Arlington with an estimated annual economic impact on personal income of $163,657,998; and
Whereas UTA's annual impact on local business volume exceeds $260 Million in Arlington and $487 Million in the DFW Metroplex per year; and
Whereas It would be largely beneficial to both the University and the surrounding area to have a major road associated with the University; and
Whereas Nearly all-major universities have their main thoroughfare's name associated with the local University.
Be It Further Resolved That The university and city look into the feasibility of having Cooper, or at least a significant part of Cooper Street around UTA renamed University Street or University Boulevard, and significant efforts be taken to change Cooper Street to a name related to the University.