What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Let's start painting "The BIG Picture" in our comprehensive master plan by sharing some of our favorite ideas for live, work and play in Huntsville.

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Beautify the Parkway

The central artery of our city is the Parkway. It is the greeting that visitors have and we citizens see daily. I’d like to see this area become something both beautiful and welcoming for everyone. Many of these concrete eyesores go in daily, Huntsville is extending theirs and doesn’t seem to pay any attention to the beautification of it while installing. In many cities I have seen the patterned concrete in place of ...more »

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DIY All Ages Music Venue

I would like to see the artistic/music communities of Huntsville work together to open an All-Ages DIY Venue space IN Huntsville. While Huntsville has talented musicians, the venue spaces available for performances are often limited to bars or are incredibly expensive/exclusive to get in. This prevents young musicians from having a space to perform and contributes to a culture of creative young people wanting to leave ...more »

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Decriminalize Marijuana in Huntsville

Medical marijuana is legal in 25 states. Recreational Marijuana is now legal in 9 states plus the District of Columbia. Next to legalize is Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Nevada, they will soon be legal too. Recent nationwide polling indicated 64% of voting age Americans believe alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana. Huntsville should boldly go where no other southern city has gone ...more »

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Rethinking University (Hwy 72)

There are many great designs that could turn University from an ugly "STROAD" into an attractive walkable Boulevard, Trees, Bike lane and pedestrian walkways in a center strip and ample crosswalks could make University a place folks want to go again, and not just "get through" in the fastest possible manner. A "STROAD" is a confused mishmash of a Street and a Road, by being neither little is accomplished except increasing ...more »

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Reasearch Parkway to 565 interchanges

In case it has gone unnoticed, the inter changes between Research Park Blvd and Highway 565 Near Bridge Street shopping center have become increasingly dangerous. The single lane exit ramp design for both the Madison and Huntsville exits has grown particularly scary with long traffic jams and Huntsville bound drivers swerving in last minute to avoid waiting for Madison bound traffic. This might be solved through creating ...more »

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Van transport to bus lines

If developing countries can do it, why can’t we? When I served in a developing country in Africa and had no vehicle, I managed to quite efficiently and affordably get around major cities through a network of mini van transportation, which regularly served smaller communities for transport to larger hubs with bus lines. Some smaller cities were served this way by private contractors, who agreed to run any regular routes ...more »

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A Public-Facing City Operations Dashboard

One way for the city to be more open in its operations would be to provide a public-facing dashboard. An example of such a dashboard can be seen by following the link below. The City of Brampton provides a constantly updated website with shows the metrics of the city operations. Not unlike the dashboard in the SIM City games, the dashboard can show finances and assets, various tax revenue, property improvements, energy ...more »

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Childcare Centers Needed - Licensed

I would love to see childcare analysis rates conducted that includes Huntsville communities and subdivisions in need of childcare center near their neighborhoods. Convenient Location: childcare centers with small classrooms to cater to children’s individual needs. I would love to see grants and funding providing start up childcare with assistant to open centers. I would to see the underserved communities provided with ...more »

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I-565

I am just asking. How will everyone feel if they increased the tax on gas to help pay for I-565 to be widened? I would agree if they can come to an agreement to extend it East, say between Ryland Pike and Dug Hill Rd and create an interchange to hook up to the future northern bypass. Going West to Hwy 31 or split it off and have it hook up to Alt 72 where 67 aka beltline is. It still amazes me that Huntsville is turning ...more »

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