HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington Mayor Steve Williams predicts people won’t recognize Hal Greer Boulevard in five to seven years.
“We have rezoned that entire corridor of that highway commercial and that’s going to invite investment to the area,” Williams said.
The city is demolishing the public housing complex known as Northcott Court. Williams said that property along with some other land will be the momentum for change.
“Of the property that is being demolished at Northcott Court and adjacent property that the city or housing authority controls there’s about 11 acres there,” Williams said.
Residents of the Fairfield community want a grocery store but the mayor said there could be that and more.
“We have been talking with developers about the redevelopment of retail space on that plot of land,” he said.
The mayor predicts a fresh new entrance to the Marshall University campus along the corridor. He said Cabell-Huntington Hospital will also play a role in the development.