There are a number of cities that have great parks, shopping and downtown areas right on a river such as Florence, Guntersville, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. Huntsville is doing it wrong! There is a thriving neighborhood right near Ditto, a green way that connects the Mt. Gap and Challenger areas to the Marina as well. An area similar to Bridgestreet or Providence with small shops and great restaurants needs to be developed right off the Tennessee River so Huntsville can utilize the beautiful scenery found there. People will be able to walk or bike there from the surrounding areas, or if done right even dock their boats. It would only help Huntsville grow in population as there are many neighborhoods still developing new houses and could bring people in that are moving to Madison to be closer to Bridgestreet or Providence.
Idea No. 112