The aftermath of the successful effort of the City of Decatur and
Avondale Estates to block the construction of a typical crappy Wal-mart
on the site of a dead and deteriorated enclosed shopping mall
(Columbia/Avondale Mall) could potentially provide an opportunity to
extend the good urbanism of Decatur and Avondale Estates southward into
the dying proto-sprawl paralleling I-20.
I've written a little about it in a profile of Avondale Estates at