Name that Neighborhood!

The HRA has completed the first round of work on the new Southbridge Addition, culminating in a preliminary design layout. To kick off our next round of work, we are excited to announce a contest to name the development! "Southbridge 2nd Addition" doesn’t incorporate any of the elements of the location or green design that is going into the neighborhood. The name will be used on all documents and advertising for the neighborhood. Creativity, incorporation of green or sustainable ideas, healthy living and inclusiveness are all elements in a name we hope to see from the community! And people of all ages are encouraged to participate!

Please send any ideas for naming the development to Michele Merxbauer at City Hall via email at, or stop in and fill out a form with your ideas. Make sure to include your name and contact information. Staff will gather all ideas and present them to the HRA on June 26th, and they will then narrow it down to the top three. At that point, the Northfield News will be doing an online poll where the community can choose their favorite name from those top three. An award will be presented to the winner and published in the paper.

This is an excellent way for the community to engage in a brand new type of development in Northfield and lay your fingerprint down for history. We look forward to all your ideas! Any questions, please direct them to Michele Merxbauer at 645-3047.

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name the southbridge community


name for new area:

I suggest "Yessing" for the new area.