OGDEN -- Residents of the Forest Green Estates subdivision will likely have a change of address soon, but at least now they'll get the street name they want.
The Ogden City Council voted Tuesday night to review an ordinance that will change the name of one of the neighborhood's streets from South Oakcrest Drive to Aspen Drive.
Also as part of the ordinance, Oakcrest Circle in the neighborhood will be changed to Aspen Circle.
The need to change the street name stems from confusion the name was causing in the neighborhood, which sits directly east of Weber State University's Dee Events Center.
According to the city engineering division and residents of the neighborhood, many people have had a difficult time finding homes in the area. Visitors, mail and delivery services and emergency services have all had trouble.
The reasons for the confusion are several. First, the area where the street splits at Fillmore Avenue and then shifts to the south essentially makes for two different streets with the same name.
Second, there already is an Oakcrest Drive to the street's immediate northeast. The eastern portion of South Oakcrest Drive also turns into Oakcrest Drive at 1630 East.
Also in the same neighborhood is a cul-de-sac known as Oakcrest Circle.
Russ Eldredge, from the city's engineering office, said GPS software used by many delivery services and emergency crews would read the "south" in South Oakcrest as a directional command and automatically default to just "Oakcrest."
As a result, deliveries and emergency crews often would show up to a house on Oakcrest Drive, instead of South Oakcrest Drive.
The city originally wanted to change the name of South Oakcrest to 4550 South where it runs between Taylor and Fillmore avenues. And where it runs between Fillmore and 1630 East, the city wanted to name it 4560 South
But several residents were against the number system, saying they wanted a street name that was more personal and in line with other tree-named streets in the neighborhood.
At an Oct. 2 city council meeting, Forest Green resident Lisa Goff presented the council with a petition signed by other residents who preferred changing the street to Aspen Drive instead of a number.
The council will make a final vote on the name change next month. A public hearing on the matter is set for Nov. 13.