Jan
07

Economy Cramps Columbia’s Decker Boulevard Revitalization Efforts

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– Free Times

Politicians, business owners, residents — everyone agrees that something needs to be done about Decker Boulevard. Once a thriving area northeast of downtown, now it’s the “old Northeast,” a struggling inner-suburban ring displaced by the newer Northeast. While retail and residential development spread further and further Northeast, the Decker area has seen an exodus of businesses over the last 20 years, leaving empty businesses, homes and parking lots; polluted waterways; and high crime.

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