What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@fakridge)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@eathuntsville)

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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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@protagonist)

Incentivize Solar Architecture for New and Existing Housing

As Huntsville grows, new apartments and homes are going to be needed to house the population. The city should take the opportunity to encourage these new structures to take advantage of solar architecture techniques, materials, and solar panels(this is applicable to existing housing as well). This would serve several purposes: helping to drive down power consumption (and thus individual costs) needed to keep individuals ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@devin0)

Get rid of the concentration of public housing in Northwest Hsv

I've lived here most of my life and North Huntsville has always been a blight. One of the main issues is the concentration of decades old public housing. They're a relic of old-school thinking on public housing and they're awful for the people that live there and truly need assistance. Other cities have figured out these concentrations just lead to major issues (like our dismal crime rate) and cycles of poverty and underachievement ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Submitted by (@fakridge)

Mini-Providence towns

Even in Hsv, our demographics are changing: more of a delta between haves and have nots. Allow a planned urban development or even public housing on ghost-town shopping center sites. Young architects and planners in NYC though it up....see attached. Where the article references existing housing sites, think Builder's Square shopping Center.

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