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

Submitted by (@bindibkitty)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@citizenaid)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@phill.gibson)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@davekathy19)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@madmax1641)

The Ditches of Madison County

Running thru downtown Huntsville are three big, dirty ditches (Pinhook Creek (N/S runs behind the VBC), Fagen Creek (runs adjacent to Lowe Ave), and lesser-known Broglan Branch. Businesses face away from it; people avoid it, etc. etc.. but what IF... what if we fixed the ditch end to end (in stages) to hold water.. what if we put greenspace on both sides.. what if we put running trails thru the green spaces (over time, ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@brianrobinson)

Mitigating the Great Wall of Parkway

Aside from being ugly, the Parkway is antithetical to all forms of unmotorized traffic, whether that traffic is moving parallel to the roadway or attempting to cross it. It cuts a scar through Huntsville from south to north, in many places creating a no-man's land that isolates neighborhoods and business districts. But the thoroughfare does have its purpose (moving automobile traffic) and we are stuck with it. What can ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@jeffcolbert50)

Lazy River

Wouldn't it be great to have a Lazy River to float down thru town, thru Big Springs Park and then on to Brahan Park where a water park should be constructed. The existing levies could be utilized for the main river therefore all that would need to be dug would be a connector to Big Springs Park. This would be tons of fun for families wanting to spend the day on the water but not wanting to have to travel to the river ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@curtisbenzle)

Move the Merz Office Complex

Twickingham and Old Town were never zoned to include the Mertz Office Complex. Is was and was suppose to be a school. The Mertz Office Complex employees refuse to use the Complex's parking lot, opting instead to clog our neighborhood with their cars. The Mertz Office Complex is a BAD neighbor and the time has come for them to move to a more appropriate site.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@saturno17)

Pedestrian bridge over 431/Big Cove

Would be fantastic to build a pedestrian bridge over 431 near Taylor Lane/Round Bar Dr to allow pedestrians/bikers/runners to cross over the highway and access Hays Nature Preserve without having to dodge traffic. I suppose a legitimate crosswalk could also work, but I don't have a whole lot of faith in drivers around here.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@ibcbwilson)

Dreaming

Huntsville is slowly piecing together I-565 with the new exits, widening and possible extension. I get mixed reviews on the internet search for the Memphis-Huntsville- Atlanta superhighway. One says it's dead and may never see it happen. Another states its on the five year plan. There is another article about the Obama administration re-issued the old earmarks and said, here you go. The Huntsville City Leaders tell ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@jburton628281)

Fix stop and go traffic on Rideout Rd

Is there someway to fix the stop and go traffic on Rideout Rd in the mornings? I very nearly rear-ended somebody this morning because of somebody's sudden stop ahead of me. A large part of it is because of Redstone Gate 9, so I'm submitting here. It's not Huntsville's road so not addressable by SeeClickFix, it's not ALDOT's problem, and Redstone doesn't have a way to ask about issues, so I'm putting it here. Another ...more »

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