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

Secure bicycle parking facility downtown

Any plans or ideas about a public or private secure bike parking facility near downtown HSV. I think more people would ride to the CBD and downtown offices on bikes if there were better and more secure places to leave bikes while attending meetings and doing business. I know I would be willing to pay one or two dollars an hour to keep my bike safe. Just curious if others see a need for such a facility.

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Why not a south connector across the base?

I know this was in the plans at some point, and when 9/11 happened it got put on hold and then eventually killed altogether. From what I understand, there was a new requirement for offset distance between base property (?) and a road like that, and there was no route that could be found. Maybe that's not accurate, and if others know better I'd love to hear. BUT I have some work related to Ft. Belvoir in northern VA ...more »

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Rethink Triana at Clinton

As the city has grown and changed so have traffic patterns and I feel it may be time for the city engineers to rethink Triana and Clinton intersection. Right now it is a stop sign for north bound Triana traffic with Clinton traffic having right of way. However current traffic patterns really don't support this configuration anylonger. With large school buses, commercial semi-trucks, and garbage/recycling trucks using ...more »

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Huntsville Ciclovía!

In Bogota, Colombia the city pretty much shuts down a large portion of its nicer street areas to vehicle traffic almost every Sunday and holiday to allow for an event called "Ciclovía" where tons of people come out to run, bike, walk, etc. One of my first weekends there I went to check it out, and I was surprised how much participation there was. Not only tons of people out enjoying the nice weather while doing something ...more »

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Green Valley Food Center on Old Big Cove

What can be done about the old Green Valley Food Center at Old Big Cove and Terry Drake? As it sits now, its an abandoned eyesore that presents a safety hazard. I've heard the owner doesn't intend to sell it nor renovate it. Is the city or county incapable of doing anything to remedy this? If it could be renovated, it would make a fantastic general store or some other kind of shop. If not, it should be condemned.

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Huntsville, AL development communication

There is a city in Florida near my former residence that is growing significantly. As a means to widely communicate all of their new development efforts (commercial and residential) to the public, they create a quarterly show and tell communication video and post it on youtube. It is called Titusville Talking Points. My family members and friends are always excited to view the latest developments in their local area. ...more »

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Change the name of "Five Points" to "Gasoline Alley"

With six gas stations within 1/4 mile of the five Points intersection, the city should step up and brag a bit. There aren't many highway exchanges with that sort of density. It may be a bit off-putting but will at least be more descriptive of the area than "Five Points".

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Smarter expansion

It's exciting to see all the new shopping, dining, and living complexes popping up, but do they have to be in already-congested and poorly-accessible areas like Bob Wallace and around Big Spring? We have so many areas that are not only less congested but also need renovation. As a for instance, along the parkway north of I565. There are so many large spaces that used to be heavy traffic shopping centers and are now empty ...more »

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Historic and Functional Maritime Signals at Ditto Landing

If the Norwegian Lighthouse and Bell formerly at the Big Spring Park is still available, install them at Ditto Landing. Outfit both with hidden solar panels to provide the power to operate them. This will allow a nice historical item to be shared with the citizens and, next to the river could provide a special guidance marker. Installed by 2019 it could be a special "time" marker, marking the Bicentennial Year of ...more »

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An improvement to the new South Memorial Parkway freeway

Although I'm sure most everyone is so glad to see the vast majority of construction on South Parkway come to a close, I believe I see one definite improvement that could be made. Anyone who enters the Parkway heading north from Weatherly Road realizes they have a raw deal. No other major feeder road anywhere on the parkway requires as much service road travel as does Weatherly heading north now; in order to get to the ...more »

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Impending Mess

What is the "Big Picture" for the Northwest area that Huntsville annexed in the Old Railroad Bed Road - Capshaw Road area of the city? The planning commission website only addresses "Big Picture" plans for areas of the established part of the city and along the Greenbrier corridor. Meanwhile, our brilliant planning commission continues to approve mega-developments in the area surrounding Old Railroad Bed and Capshaw ...more »

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