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

Emma's Tea Room replaced by Jacks rumor

Many thanks to the Planning Department for coming out on a rainy Thursday night to discuss Five Points.

 

FYI...there is a rumor afloat in the Five Points area that Emma's Tea Room will be replaced with a Jacks Fast Food. As this was not discussed at the Planning meeting and your entire presentation was about high quality development I hate to see such rumors persist.

Please provide the facts.

 

thank you

Curt

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New to Huntsville and proud to call it home.

I have only been living in Huntsville for 6 months now and I have loved every minute of it. I have lived in Georgia in the city and also other parts of Alabama in cities as well, but i can honestly say that Huntsville is truly amazing. It is not only a pretty city but it always has something going on for the entire family. Personally I like going to Big Springs with my wife and our dog just to watch the ducks and have ...more »

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Huntsville App.

I think a Huntsville App would be fantastic for tourists and locals. Let's say we are walking by the Art Museum and want to know more about it. We see a sign in front of the museum which gives directions to the App and tells us to put #1 on the App and zoom there is a video and explanation on what to see with costs and hours. Next, we see a sign which indicates The Big Spring Park and we learn about the highlights ...more »

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Affordable housing

We have "issues" with landlord/tenant relations in some areas. Is it possible to stand up a page on our city website, maybe in Community Development, covering information like this: http://www.seattle.gov/housing/renters Do we need solutions for affordable housing (rents at 30% of median income) close to downtown? What's involved with setting up incentives for affordable housing that isn't Housing Authority managed? ...more »

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VBC

I think the exterior of the VBC(Propst Arena) looks Amazing. I think if we are looking into the future we should think about maybe expanding by a few thousands seats, completely renovating the interior(new seats, real jumbotron, new locker rooms, etc.) and replace the dome that has been there forever. It is an eyesore. Sometimes I feel like we just patch things up. A complete renovation would be nice. It is asking for ...more »

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Lowell Improvements

I’d really love to see mixed use along Lowell where the older Lowell Professional Complex sits. It’s a wide street that could have a promenade, turning the drainage canal into a canal. Putting existing medical offices above storefronts and restaurants it’s really a missed link between the Blossomwood neighborhood and downtown and could be an anchor for that end of downtown/The Medical District/Blossomwood, not unlike ...more »

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Historic Five Points Thoughts

I'm very passionate about Five Points and the downtown area. It has a lot of great things going for it already, and there are many projects that could make it an even more desirable area. My least favorite part of the area is that four gas stations were allowed to operate so close to the historic Five Points and Old Town areas (with even more gas stations nearby). It is a tremendous eye sore. I love local businesses like ...more »

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Downtown Jobs

I would love to see an effort made to attract tech companies and other businesses to downtown Huntsville. So much emphasis is being placed on restaurants, retail, and apartments in the downtown area. This is a great thing, and I am so excited to see the developments continue. I grew to love being in downtown Huntsville so much that I decided to buy a home downtown. I was strongly considering moving to another city a few ...more »

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Who to write to

A lot of folks are complaining about Zeirdt Rd and others needing attention. Huntsville has a plan, but money is the key factor here. We are set to be bigger than Birmingham in 10 to 15 years. They still get the 20/59 bridge replaced, south of Birmingham they are got to widen I-65 to six lanes and are trying to get the northern loop to connect 459. Huntsville gets pushed back onI-565 and the possible Southern bypass ...more »

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Aldridge Creek Greenway needs to go thru the Golf Course!

Good news all you bike riders and walkers. Aldridge Creek Greenway expanded north from the Wal-Mart neighborhood store to the golf course. The trail is so beautiful and construction is almost complete. Only a small amount of construction remains before it's ready for public use and the grand opening. But the trail 's new expansion dead ends at the golf course, separating south Huntsville from the Target shopping ...more »

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Traffic Circle at Jordan Ln and 9th Ave.

I must say at the outset, I thoroughly expect this the get a record number of downvotes... but I just have to say it. I think a well-planned traffic circle at Jordan Ln and 9th Ave, (and at Triana and 9th too) would do wonders for connecting neighborhoods to walkable and bicycle destinations, but that would not be the biggest benefit... no, the biggest reason would be increased traffic flow through the area while improving ...more »

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