Johnny Silvas is the City Councilman of District 3 and he said "it's pretty interesting, you're starting to see a little bit of movement around here, a little bit of progress happening."
Three new businesses are set to open their doors in the next several weeks including a new grocery store, juice bar, and zumba studio.
Johnny Silvas said the community is positvely responding to the new businesses moving into the area.
"A few folks made comments on that where they feel that they're finally getting progress in their area of town." Silvas said, "finally they're listening to our problems."
Mary Gutierrez is the owner of the new zumba studio opening on Avenue K and she said being apart of the South East revitalization is exciting.
"It makes me feel excited and scared. I'm hoping we can up with the demand of people wanting to do the classes and stuff. Also it's a new experience, a new learning experience, to be involved in something that's going to grow and hopefully take off."
Silvas said the community has been waiting years sometime for new businesses to fill the void left by Abbots Super Market closing. He said these new projects are just what this community needs.
"I think it's just a shot in the arm for the neighborhood and I am so ready for it, we all are ready for it. One day soon we'll be standing here cutting that ribbon I think it will be a good day and a good time for this area."