What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Free Community Garden & gardening education center

It would be beneficial to not only the city & it's residents but the Earth as well. For far too long we have all been exposed to many chemicals in our foods without knowing what really goes into them. I feel it is a hit backwards that eating healthy is more costly than a balanced nutrient rich diet. We could have a designated building with property attached where our residents of Huntsville & surrounding areas could come ...more »

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Historic Heritage Belongs to Huntsville People

I recently attended a presentation where I learned that the Humphreys-Rogers House (an historical home once owned by David Campbell Humphreys, a Federal Judge from Huntsville who served during the Civil War era and moved via truck from the Coca-Cola factory area to where it now is in use across the street from City Hall) was once furnished by a past curator from the Early Works Museum with the original furniture belonging ...more »

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Amusement Park (lots of rides, etc.)

4 reasons why we need an amusement park:

1) Fun for us awesome people that live in this area/state

2) Give everybody another sweet reason to be here...instead of people always visiting Nash/Atl/Birm/Chat...bring the fun here.

3) It's free publicity for the area... Which brings it to my final point...

4) Tourism = money

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Writing In More Of Our History

I grew up here in Huntsville. I am so very proud of our unique history as the birthplace of the Alabama Constitution and America's space program! But I have just recently learned about an equally fascinating aspect of Huntsville history, which is not prominently documented anywhere so far as I can tell. Did you know that Huntsville was briefly the home of the most famous slave in history, Dred Scott? Did you know that ...more »

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Downtown Signature Skyscraper(s)

Tall UNIQUE buildings and structures in a city resonate with people. Beautiful, unique, tall buildings put on public display the vibrancy of a city as a whole and may inspire other businesses to build unique downtown buildings. It may seem so trivial but often times a city is judged by how lively it's downtown is, nice grandiose buildings being a major focal point of that. Imagine Chicago, NYC, LA or even Nashville ...more »

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Nice neighbors keep neighborhoods nice.

Recommend - garbage cans and other refuge be placed on the curb for pick-up NO SOONER than 4 PM the night before pick-up and cans removed from the street the SAME day as the pick-up.

 

Is there an ordinance or should there be?

 

This is being neighborly to keep our neighborhoods orderly and nice looking and keep properties valuable.

 

We got this idea from a New Jersey Face Book post – seems if they can we can too.

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Rideshare vehicles should be clearly marked

This weekend, a friend of mine had a life threatening experience. While driving late downtown, a group of strangers suddenly got into her car and expected her to take them for a ride. She thought she was getting robbed! It turns out they were Uber customers who simply got in the wrong car. This is becoming more common in cities across America, and making scary news stories everywhere. The root cause is that most rideshare ...more »

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City Center Designation

It seems the best location for this may be at the current location of the Madison County Courthouse. Huntsville should designate a “City Center” with both GPS coordinates and word addresses. The “City Center” could be designated with proper signage leading to the location. It simply state "City Center" instead of a made-up “marketing” name. The Huntsville City Center should have a Wi-Fi spot and tourist information ...more »

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Connect Huntsville and Madison -- Fix Madison Pike Sidewalk Gaps

From start to finish, Old Madison Pike is 5.5 miles and has about 5 miles of sidewalk to the north side of the street. There are two gaps in the sidewalk network. The first is at Madison Pike and Slaughter Road. About 230 feet of sidewalk is missing. The ultimate goal here is getting a crosswalk signal installed, but I have been told by city officials that a crosswalk will not be installed because it needs to connect ...more »

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Stop hacking the old trees that are near powerlines/Bury lines

Many of these trees were here before the ugly, above ground power lines. Mature trees add value to the property and the city. They clean air and block the view of the many unsightly structures LIKE power lines and poles. If you want to ban planting of trees 10-15 ft from power lines, fine; but stop cutting down and mass hacking the old trees. Either bury the power lines in those areas or prepare to possibly mend in the ...more »

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Airshows in Huntsville

I know that there used to be airshows in Huntsville, but is there any way we can bring them back? I know a bunch of people (especially in the aviation community) that would love to bring people from around the south together to celebrate aviation. Plus it would be a great opportunity to bring tourists to Huntsville.

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"Silicone South" Industry for Huntsville, Alabama

“Silicone South” – Huntsville, Alabama Establish a “Hudson-Alpha” type complex featuring startup-tech-companies. The abandoned Wal-Mart building at the corner of Drake and Memorial Parkway seems an ideal location for a start. The idea is based on the “Silicon Prairie” report about a start-up complex in Lincoln Nebraska. The report aired on CBS TV News Feb. 25, 2016 See it here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/silicon-prairie-great-plains-midwest-startup-tech-companies-entrepreneurs/ ...more »

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