Black residents want formerly-thriving street revitalized in Decatur, Alabama

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.

See full article by Bayne Hughes in the Decatur Daily.

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