Driving on the parkway the other day, I was thinking about how awesome our downtown is becoming. I looked over at the VBC and was disappointed at how ugly the backside of it looks. That is what people see when they come into the heart of the city. A painted mural by local artists highlighting the awesome parts of our city would add so much! Craft beer, arts & entertainment, Rocket City, nature, etc. Would love for our ...more »
Keep our current baseball stadium and update stadium to current city codes. Our new stadium will be state of the art design and family friendly. Remember when COH baseball season opens our children of Huntsvile will have a wonderful location and faculties in which to start their season out with Opening day festivities. Our stadium will be equipped with features to transform the field into an open arena for music, ...more »
I like going downtown and all the events going on now. It would be nice if all the public parking garages in downtown Huntsville also include nice public restrooms. In general, parking downtown is pretty cheap. So, you could probably add just a little bit to the parking fee to pay for their installation and upkeep.
Downtown Huntsville, like most downtown areas, has a traffic and parking problem. I have a solution that has worked elsewhere: Make downtown a pedestrian zone. I'm not talking about banning all traffic / parking from downtown, but a partial solution. Here's how this could work. Let's create designated parking areas around the border of downtown, and create a shuttle that takes people around various locations downtown. ...more »
The Clinton Row Project, with the exception of the convenience store, has basically become an artist sales outlet. This goes to show that: 1) Lowe Mill is at capacity 2) Not all artists fit in the hippy-funky vibe at Lowe Mill 3) Not all customers dig the hippy-funky vibe at Lowe Mill 4) Not all artists, even if they could get into Lowe Mill, are interested in working in that kind of public warehouse atmosphere. ...more »
Huntsville possesses a very unique asset that is being under utilized - a beautiful network of mountain bike trails within riding distance of Downtown! There are two things the city could do with relatively little cost and time. The third option would require significantly more work (approvals from state park???) but may be a next step. 1. Use one of the "Shuttle" buses or one of the tourist trolleys for a Mountain ...more »
The City of Huntsville will present its new "Wayfinding" directional signage plan for downtown Huntsville to the Planning Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 308 Fountain Circle. The public is invited to attend. Once approved, the City plans to begin implementation in late summer 2014. A wayfinding plan addresses directional signage for motorists and pedestrians. Huntsville desired a ...more »
The city has given tax breaks to large developments such as Bridge Street and Parkway Place. The same can be done for downtown. The square is doing great, so now the surrounding blocks need to be concentrated on. The city government could give incentives for commercial ventures (not lawyer offices!) to open in storefronts downtown the same way they provide for the big shopping venues previously. It's still going to ...more »
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There rear of the VBC is highly visible from the parkway. In its current beige coloration, it is not interesting though not considered as unsightly as the power station by many. Perhaps local tag artists could be selected from a competition to enhance the sections of the second level. Melbourne, Australia used artists whose graffiti had previously blighted local business and public buildings by soliciting involvement ...more »
Any other placement of any Walmart within the 35801 area would be quite a disturbance. The small Walmart on Drake is fine where it is and it should not be shuffled somehwere else within this prime area. We do not, absolutely not, need a huge Walmart in the central Huntsville area. It will be a disruption, an annoyance and a traffic nightmare. Nearby residents do not seem to want this huge discount store in or ...more »