Nameless Road gets a new name

Leander City Council votes to change name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West; new Leander PIO introduced


Nameless Road is no more — at least in Leander. The Leander City Council voted 5 to 1 last Thursday to change the name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West all of the way to the western city limits. 

The vote for the name change of the historic road came despite comments from Jody Gibbons, who lives on Nameless Road. "We don't like to fight things, but we like living on Nameless Road," Gibbons said.

Place 3 Councilwoman Shanan Shepherd said, "I would rather see it be Hero Way all the way out." But Shepherd ended up voting for the change which covers Nameless Road and Old 2243 from Highway 183 to the western city limits.

Place 6 Councilman Troy Hill voted against the name change and Mayor Chris Fielder did not vote on the proposal since he owns a business located on the road. City officials said the name change will take place as soon as new street signs, which are being ordered, have arrived. 

Also at last Thursday’s city council meeting, City Manager Kent Cagle introduced the city's new public information officer, Michael Neu. Neu, 35, is a native of Alpine, TX and a graduate of Texas A&M who has been working for the past several years for the city of College Station.

"I am really glad to be here," Neu, who is a U.S. Army veteran, told the council. "I am excited to get started." 

Neu and his family were moving into their new Leander home this week.

Additionally Thursday, the council voted 6-1, with Councilman Hill voting against, to approve on first reading a proposal relaxing homeowner deed restrictions on the 58-acre development on Ronald Reagan Blvd. known as Valley Vista East.

The proposal declares that the homeowners association documents for the development shall not prohibit accessory dwelling units, in the event homeowners decide to add to their homes at some point after initial construction and sale. There will be a second reading of the proposal before the council on June 11.