DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The city is one step closer to having a street outside the home of the Dallas Mavericks be named after the beloved 7-foot German, Dirk Nowitzki.

The change was proposed by Dallas city council members Adam Medrano, Omar Narvaez and mayoral candidate Scott Griggs, and it involves renaming a section of Olive Street between Field Street and Victory Avenue to “Nowitzki Way.”

Proposal to rename part of Dallas street Nowitzki Way (Credit: CBS 11)

The city leaders are looking to recognize Nowitzki after he retired from the NBA in April after a 21-year career with the Mavericks.

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The Dallas subdivision review committee approved the name change Thursday morning. The next step is a vote by the city plan commission on August 1. If it passes through there, the last stop will be a vote by the city council in September.

Medrano said the change doesn’t affect residential or business addresses.