The neighborhood, along with neighboring Vine City, has so much potential, says the pastor of Lindsay Street Baptist Church. Great bones. Great churches. Great people. But Motley, like many Vine City and English Avenue boosters, is disappointed by the poverty, crime, desperation, crumbling houses, and the “idleness.”
Near Northside Drive, the reverend looks up to the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome, the glimmering mammoth convention center and covered stadium which literally and figuratively separates the blighted community from downtown.