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Governors Drive West "revitalization"

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The Huntsville Times believes there's a revitalization in progress on Governors Drive West. And the city is creating a West-Central Master Plan to guide the efforts. Huntsville Times article: All's not quiet on the western front

Though it would be great to see Huntsville's only blighted area get a much needed revitalization, I'm not too sure that it's happening just yet. I don't see the Governors/Clinton/Triana intersection becoming the next 5 Points for at least another decade or so. Crime is too high in the area.

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That's cool. It'd be really nice to drive through that area without feeling scared or not completely safe.

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I hope that area sees a revitalization. I've never felt "scared" driving throught that area, but it is very run down. If you were to look at it on a map, it is a great location, right between downtown and the research park. A lot of the houses back in those neighborhoods could have a lot of charm with some $ put into them. However, I agree with jmanhsv, a decade to turn that area around would be a miracle.

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This an interesting area, especially Triana Blvd which intersects Governors. The area between Governors and Bob Wallace has some very unique buildings that would make for a great eclectic strip of shops, cafes, restaurants if it could be done. The old theater, and old retail building would be a good starting point for revitalization. The housing in this area is ripe for a makeover and the location is good. There are unsavory elements at the moment but overall it has a bright future. The new Cancer research building between Holmes and Governors will help. The old Brooks Motel is a neat throwback that is still viable. If Governors itself was improved with landscaping, better lighting, sidewalks etc then this would encourage more development.

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The Huntsville Times believes there's a revitalization in progress on Governors Drive West. And the city is creating a West-Central Master Plan to guide the efforts. Huntsville Times article: All's not quiet on the western front

Though it would be great to see Huntsville's only blighted area get a much needed revitalization, I'm not too sure that it's happening just yet. I don't see the Governors/Clinton/Triana intersection becoming the next 5 Points for at least another decade or so. Crime is too high in the area.

I think North Parkway between Oakwood and Mastin Lake would challenge for the title as a blighted area.

It has change coming however with the mile long overpass waiting to be constructed.

Don't get in any hurry ALDOT, SLOOOOW Down. Your moving way too fast -_-

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I think North Parkway between Oakwood and Mastin Lake would challenge for the title as a blighted area.

It has change coming however with the mile long overpass waiting to be constructed.

Don't get in any hurry ALDOT, SLOOOOW Down. Your moving way too fast -_-

Well, we all know ALDOT's history in projects. In Decatur, the problems are called, "drainage problems".

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