I agree with Anniston City Councilman David Reddick that a pond modeled after Oxford Lake would be an improvement for Anniston.
I drive by the hole that was to be a hotel on Noble Street every day to go to work. May I make a suggestion?
Push some dirt up for a retaining wall in the back and fill the excavated hole with water. Many benefits would accrue. An eyesore would be concealed, Anniston gets a pond, and I could fish on my lunch hour.