Arts & Entertainment District

Huntsville's new Arts & Entertainment District successfully completed its 90 day "soft opening." The City of Huntsville is now looking at expanding the districts hours and days of operation. Tell us what you think and what ideas you have for an animated downtown that supports a live, work, learn and play environment.

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Food and Bikes

When creating any new bike trails every effort should be given to build such bike trails near or adjacent to any food establishment. It would be great to park a bike at a food establishment and eat a sandwich, get a coke or enjoy a cool sundae or cone. This would be very beneficial to bikers because local cities are contemplating expansion and connecting of our bike trails.

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Pop Up Shops

Huntsville seemed to enjoy the pop up parks this year, so here is a related idea...Howell, MI has recently started providing short-term leases to fill empty storefronts downtown for temporary Pop Up Shops. The vendors usually already exsist as an on-line store and uses the space for short term sales of pre-exsisting inventory. The low commitment lease allows shops to change seasonally or quarterly. A pop up shop in downtown ...more »

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Big Spring Water and Music

I would like to see a water fountain installed in Big Spring. Lights and music added to the fountain of water would be a gathering place for locals and tourists day and night. Something like Universal studios in Orlando where shooting water with lights and music added to the wonderment of the visual and sounds of water.

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sidewalks

Huntsville need sidewalks everywhere if there are none - make one. Children and adults are getting fatter or out of shape with so much driving. People in Europe and major cities are in healthly weight and toned because there are sidewalks everywhere. Not only that, it will be safer and less chance of car accidents. Please put sidewalks all over Huntsville and give our children healthier future, thanks.

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Warrior Dash

I went and ran the Warrior Dash in Tuscaloosa, AL and it was great. The thing that I couldn't stop thinking about on the way home was why Huntsville doesn't host it or do something like it. It would bring crowds of people and revenue to our area. There were over 4,000 people there the Saturday I did it in T-town. It would be great in the ditto landing, Sharon Johnson park, green mountain, etc.. Lots of possible places ...more »

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Using Spaces Downtown

The former Hale Furniture Store on Jefferson is a perfect example. The building has been empty for years. Rotting wood covers the windows. A green construction barrier (which is falling apart) blocks most of the sidewalk. Trash accumulates at the entrance. You get one chance at a first impression and THIS is what greets everyone driving into downtown Huntsville. It’s a shining example of what should NEVER be allowed. ...more »

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ENTERTAINMENT

Huntsville is a great city. I love living here. My only complaint, however, is that we have a plethora of shopping and restaurants with little to no entertainment. Bring some entertainment venues to Huntsville--- Go Karts, Mini-Golf, Museums, Comedy Club, etc. Family friendly entertainment would be a valuable and tourist attracting addition to Huntsville.

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A memorial For Susie Hudson

The roots of the re-vitalization efforts in the downtown Huntsville, can be directly traced to the visionary dedicated work and love for downtown Huntsville that Susie brought with her presence. Downtown Huntsville should have a place where young people can get to know and be to inspired by her example.

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Science, Research & Technology Fall Festival

Huntsville could use a family friendly Fall festival in Big Spring Park that draws crowds from all over to highlight science and technology innovation in fun ways. Research Park companies can exhibit and demonstrate in creative ways to celebrate Rocket City. Medical institutions can find original ways to exhibit their advancements. Local restaurants and farms can sell gastronomical innovations. The latest in techno-arts ...more »

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A mesh network for all of Downtown

A mesh wireless network for the downtown area would attract and facilitate a lot of interconnections. Street vendor set up in the Arts and Entertainment districts could conduct transactions on cell phones and tablets. The city could look into interactive parking meters that allowed people to reserve space and pay for parking with cell phone and wireless devices. Location intelligence could help citizens and visitor find ...more »

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