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New Dexter Alley in downtown Montgomery opens with ribbon cutting

(Source: Several dozen people attended the Dexter Alley ribbon cutting. (Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: Several dozen people attended the Dexter Alley ribbon cutting. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The new Dexter Alley connects the Washington Street parking decks to historic Dexter Avenue. (Source: WSFA 12 News) The new Dexter Alley connects the Washington Street parking decks to historic Dexter Avenue. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Concrete walkways line with greenery greet those who use Dexter Alley.(Source: WSFA 12 News) Concrete walkways line with greenery greet those who use Dexter Alley.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The City of Montgomery held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning for the new Dexter Alley, which connects the parking deck on Washington Street to historic Dexter Avenue.

The development, which Mayor Todd Strange said was more than 10 years in the making, will pave the way for continued growth in the downtown area.

Strange was joined by project developer John Foshee and Chamber of Commerce President Randy George, and several dozen citizens for the ceremony.

Dexter Alley is a public/private partnership in which the city teamed with Foshee Companies, Dexter Group, to help spur growth downtown.

The alleyway was originally a sloped sidewalk. Project leaders designed the new streetscape with greenery and curving designs that solved the issues brought on by the physical grade change. It's also ADA compliant. 

City officials are encouraging people who haven't seen lower Dexter Ave. to come view all the changes that have taken place.

Tenants of the new Dexter Alleyway include Momma Goldberg's Deli and Frios Popsicles. 

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