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(@edmajor)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Fuel City on Whitesburg

I wonder what the plans are for the now closed Fuel City on the corner of Whitesburg and Governor’s Drive. It is a bit of an eye sore and think it must be prime location for a new restaurant/business especially if some of the neighboring empty businesses on Whitesburg are demolished or rehabbed. Please share as to what, if anything is in the future for this block of Whitesburg.

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(@trlemonds)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Tours of Huntsville!

Every cruise I have been on has had some wonderful excursions and very educational. We have thousands of people visiting our area every year but we do not offer any tours of our city. What about Polaris plant, new Toyota/Mazda plant, Redstone Arsenal, Trash Panda Stadium, Research Park, Mid-City, Monte Sano, Bridge Street, churches, cemeteries, colleges, Space and Rocket Center, Botanical Gardens and the list goes on... more »

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(@bige00)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

No new Redstone Tenants until Redstone gates & road access fixed

If one scrolls through the ideas on this site, tossing out the "pie in the sky" ideas (like Epcot of Huntsville, monorails, etc), one theme rises to the top - roads and infrastructure. I've lived here 12 years now, and access to Redstone Arsenal has worsened (in some cases significantly) in that time. We moved to Hampton Cove when we arrived. Then, there was ONE light between our house and the Monte Sano light - now... more »

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(@larry.mason)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Question/Suggestion

This may be more of a question rather than a suggestion but I thought I'd ask here... In the North-East corner of CRP (Research Park) across the street from Shaggy's, behind the Burlington Coat Factory, there is development happening. I'm assuming condos and apartments since that was part of the CRP Master Plan i.e. residential. As it is directly across Research Blvd (Hwy255) from MidCity, will there be a pedestrian/bicycle... more »

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(@rbank633)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Huntsville Epcot...

Just going forward with this idea and concept. I believe if Huntsville would have an open mind to beseech and engage with Apple,Google,Microsoft,Amazon and even Elon Musk's Boring Hyperloop Network we could be a world showcase of the "Smart City" of the future and beyond! Just think y'all in another 5 years or so we'll be able to summon an Uber Elevate VTOL Air Taxi around the world in some places. George Jetson here... more »

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(@rbank633)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

EPCOT in Huntsville? Maybe...

Back in the day Walt Disney envisioned EPCOT as an actual living breathing city.. Perhaps Huntsville along with a consortium of the top tech companies including the Disney Corporation itself could consider developing an actual EPCOT mixed use project here in Huntsville. By doing so, we could be the innovator and leader of the Smart Cities of the future! There'a no better place than Huntsville to make the next step for... more »

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(@larry.mason)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Safe bicycle passage on Bradford Dr Bridge over Hwy255

For me going from Madison to anywhere east of Hwy 255 (Research Blvd) crossing over the Bradford Dr. Bridge seems the most dangerous part of the journey. Cars are coming off of 255 at high rates of speed there is little or no warning to drivers that cyclist may be crossing over the on/off ramps and there is lots of debris... it is just plain scary. I think with the CRP Master Plan and the efforts to build complete streets... more »

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(@patsallin)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

More signs giving directions to U S Space and Rocket Center

I was surprised on my recent trip to Huntsville that the signs for the Space Center were the same as always - sparse. After the big July 2019 celebration for the Apollo11 moon landing, I would think there would be signs at every entrance to Huntsville and all along the Parkway and I-565. Huntsville is Rocket City USA and should be proud of that name and have signs and billboards all over the city giving directions to... more »

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(@magnut)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

No More Synthetic Fields

Please add more grass soccer fields and scrap the synthetic plans. The temperatures reach over 120 degree on a 90 degree day. It is unbearable. Players cleats actually melt. No one can stand barefoot and spectators avoid sitting on the fields. It cost ONE MILLION per field so it is obvious that this is simply an easy way to appease the soccer community, with limited maintenance, all the while charging %75 per HOUR... more »

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(@edmajor)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

AC Marriott

The new AC Marriott Hotel completion certainly enhances the skyline of Big Spring Park, The Von Braun Center and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Although this is not something the city may be able to do, my thoughts are that the city may be able to encourage AC Marriott Hotels to capitalize on. Huntsville has a large artistic community. I t would be nice to see a local artist commissioned to design a mural for the "blank"... more »

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(@klovell)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Get Serous about Recycling

With Huntsville expanding, it leaves the issue of what to do with our waste. Sadly, it appears that we're more committed to incineration of trash then recycling. With RANA here, we have the possibility of expanding recycling. However, RANA currently is extremely limited in taking only #1 and #2 plastic (many containers I buy seem to be #5), cardboard and paper. I am happy that it will possibly reach out to 20,000... more »

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