The Tuscaloosa City Council has unanimously voted to rename a local street in honor of Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty,  the founder and medical director of several medical offices operating under the banner of the Crimson Network.

As the Thread first reported, Council President Kip Tyner introduced a measure to rename a portion of 18th Avenue from Veterans Memorial Parkway to 13th Street East to Peramsetty Avenue to honor the transformative effect he's had on the region, which Tyner represents.

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The decision was met with some initial resistance as members of the council and their constituents say they're growing increasingly tired of street renamings, but after a series of public hearings, the council voted unanimously in favor of the renaming Tuesday.

(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)
(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)

The impact of the change will also be limited as Peramsetty reportedly owns most if not all of the occupied offices and residences on that stretch of 18th Avenue.

Peramsetty opened his urgent care 25 years ago and Tyner credits him for turning a blighted area into a thriving medical district.

He was also a font of knowledge for the council and the citizens of Tuscaloosa during the earliest and worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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