Bounded by Interstate 20 to the southeast, Old Atlanta Highway to the southwest and the city of Oxford to the north, the Geiger Street area is dominated by medium density single-family ranch-style homes primarily built in the 1950s and 1970s. The area is anchored by public institutional uses such as Troy State University, Cousins Community Center, 911 Communications Center, and the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
The presence of public institutions and community service organizations within the community provide a good incentive for neighborhood improvements. The lack of pedestrian infrastructure in this neighborhood is particularly burdensome due to the presence of Cousins Middle School. Many children that walk to and from school in the morning and afternoons must walk in the street along the curbs because there are no sidewalks.
Covington’s code enforcement has condemned a number of structures within the neighborhood. Many of these condemned structures have been brought up to code and three currently remain under condemnation. The streets closest to Interstate 20 show the highest levels of disrepair. In general, overgrown vegetation, peeling paint and peeling siding, show a history of continued decline.