Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd said he's uneasy about . In his State of the City speech last week, he said he's got a plan to influence what happens there in the future.
He wants to annex it, according to Decatur Metro.
Floyd said he wants to annex Suburban Plaza and commercial space at the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur roads so that Decatur residents will have input and influence over how that area continues to develop.
Floyd went so far as to question the intentions of Walmart and Selig Enterprises, Suburban Plaza's owner.
From a section of his address posted on Decatur Metro:
But the main problem with the property, if the Wal-Mart is built, is what might happen to the rest of the site. What might future developments look like? The owner of that property has shown little concern or interest in our community or anything outside of the property lines. Historically, empty promises are provided to make a development acceptable or palatable, but we have little or no reason to believe that any promises might come true. Those of us who live around that property will have no input into any future development on the site.
Interesting turn here. What do you think about Floyd's hopes to annex that land into Decatur? Does it make sense? Is it too aggressive? Or is it just what residents need to make sure Decatur's sense of place is secured? Tell us in the comments section below.