Hastings was found to have solicited a bribe while he was a federal judge, and was found to have lied during the investigation. He was subsequently impeached, but then won a House seat in 1992 and is now in his 11th term.
"I couldn't feel good about saying who that is [to my kids]," said one resident. "Let's make if after someone we can all be proud of."
Others argued that the street should not be named after a living person.
The report said Hastings was "humbled" by the decision to name a street after him, and said the final decision will not affect his work in Congress.
"Whether the street is renamed or not … I'll continue to work for Miramar and Broward County," he said.