PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) – Phenix City leaders are hoping to revive the heart of the community with a potential multi-million dollar project.
They’re using a planning grant to create a new renovation plan for the Five Points neighborhood.
“We’re one town, we’re one home, and if one gets something better, if one does something better, it’s better for everyone else involved,” said Jasmine Lawrence, a resident of Frederick Douglas apartments.
Lawrence is resident council president of Frederick Douglas apartments. She’s also part of the board working with Phenix City and Phenix City Housing to create a community-driven transformation plan for the Five Points neighborhood.
Frederick Douglas apartments is included in this potential transformation as well as areas from the river to 280 and South Railroad to Mill Creek.
People in the community spoke about the type of changes they’d like to see.
“Have a nicer playground, have a nicer resource/research center here, ” said Frederick Douglas resident Arteka Cannon.
Some residents said a lack of transportation in the area makes it difficult to get around.