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They've also suggested getting rid of the Georgia Avenue part of the name, which sort of makes sense considering Georgia Ave is a long street. You wouldn't call it the Columbia Heights-14th Street Metro, for example.
It's an interesting argument: I don't quite agree with changing a name to spur development, as where does it stop? Every realtor and developer will be wanting to change names to help push their projects. That said, the Metro station isn't actually in Petworth (as most people define it) and is in Park View. So maybe Petworth-Park View?
What do you think?
UPDATE: Kent Boese gave me a bit more on the effort, and also provided a link to the resolution.
Their are multiple reasons for the request. While economic development is part of it, the station is also less than 250 ft. north of Park View ... so the station serves both communities equally. Additionally, Park View and Petworth have a long historical association with the Georgia/New Hampshire interesection as well as working together as communities.