The portion of Kawneer Drive that runs north-south between Emma and Huntsville avenues has been renamed Reinert Drive.
The decision to rename the street was originally proposed by the Springdale Public Facilities Board. A public hearing was held at the September Planning Commission meeting, and the name change was forwarded to the City Council with the recommendation to approve. The Springdale City Council approved the decision at the September 13 meeting.
The name change will not affect Kawneer Drive north of Huntsville Avenue. That portion will remain Kawneer Drive.
The street is being renamed to encourage diversified private development in that area, and to honor the late Jerry Reinert who was a long-serving member of the Public Facilities Board.