Atlanta City Council Approves Renaming of West Wieuca Road in Chastain Park

Concerns about street name confusion causing delays for emergency response to locations in Chastain Park has led to a proposed name change of West Wieuca Road, the thoroughfare that cuts through Chastain Park. On May 6, the Atlanta City Council voted to rename the road, likely to Chastain Park Avenue NW.

The office of City Councilmember J.P. Matzigkeit reported that there were at least 3 instances of misdirected emergency services to the Chastain Park pool in 2018, as responders mixed up the similarly named West Wieuca Road NW with West Wieuca Road NE.

The affected stretch runs from Lake Forrest Drive and Powers Ferry Road, shown in red in the above Google Map. This proposed name change would affect the Galloway School and the Chastain Park Arts Center, both of which are located along this strip. The measure is currently awaiting action by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.