Covering Macon County: Tuskegee's Mayor Going After Eyesores

The mayor of Tuskegee is sending property owners a message, either clean up or the city will.

On Wednesday, Mayor Johnny Ford showed WSFA 12 News around the outside of an old motel at the intersection of Alabama Highway 81 and Interstate 85. The mayor calls it an eyesore, and says he plans to ask the city council to condemn the property at next Tuesday's city council meeting.

The mayor says once the property is cleared, he sees an Eastchase type development, like in Montgomery, going there. Work is already underway on refurbishing an old shopping center on Highway 80.