Denver neighborhood may change name from 'Swastika Acres'
The area called Swastika Acres in Denver/Screenshot

A neighborhood in Denver, Colorado may change its name from "Swastika Acres," reports local TV station CBS4.


The neighborhood name is more than a century old and in an area called Cherry Hills Village. Before being appropriated by the Nazi party in Germany, the swastika was a symbol of good luck.

An ordinance would allow a change to the area with 50 homes "but no swastikas."

A resident named Renee Bohrer was surprised to find the name on his home's deed.

"It kind of has a negative context to it,” Bohrer said.