Northwest Decatur, Alabama residents want the city to bring back the glory days of West Moulton Street.
Revitalizing this busy thoroughfare is a key to this predominantly black neighborhood’s future, residents told city officials in One Decatur Listening and Learning workshops last week.
Terry said the city is trying to find a use for the two city-owned Archer Daniels Midland cotton warehouses on 7 acres off Moulton Street.
“Maybe that will start a revitalization,” said Wally Terry, the city’s Director of Development.
In connection with a West Moulton Street renaissance, John T. Booker said he would like to see the city do more to push residents to do a better job of maintaining their yards and homes.
Benjamin Burt, Bell Primitive church’s senior pastor said the city could set an example by taking better care of city-owned properties and rights of way.
Image of West Moulton Street via Google Earth.