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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Urban development multi-generational

I just came from a talk by Mayor Battle during which he discussed the urban development concept (places where families work, live, and place in close proximity). I'd like to see another dimension added to the concept that would encourage people of all ages to live in close proximity so that they might help one another. So in addition to work, maybe add retire to the concept. This would create a small town concept too. ...more »

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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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International Farmers Market open daily

I would love to see a Farmers market that we can get local and international fruits, veggies and meats. A place where local co-ops can come daily as well. a lot of times the Farmer's Market events don't work with my schedule so if we had something open daily I could utilize it anytime

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Agricultural Fair

Huntsville would benefit from a real County Fair highlighting the agricultural accomplishments of the community, which serves as both a formal (4-H) and informal (exhibits/competitions/livestock shows) educational exhibition, as well as promotes local agricultural related industry (ie, Belle Chevre/Happy Heart, Historical Farms, Garden Clubs, Bee Keepers, Hobby Farms, Equestrian Clubs, Artists, Co-ops, CT Garvins, Tractor ...more »

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Southern Blue Zone

What if we developed a program that citizens could adopt that would help them live longer by eating well and moving adequately (exercise)?

 

There are places on the planet called "blue zones" where people do live considerably longer and healthier.

 

In the South "good old Southern fried food" is a given. Yet our food habits are killing us. Huntsville could become a "blue zone" city.

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Riverboat cruise / casino

Huntsville is truly blessed by being near a major scenic river, the Tennessee River. There has been a lot of discussion on LinkedIn lately on bringing a riverboat cruise to our city. This could also tie us closer with our neighbor cities along the river. As an added option, this boat could carry a casino. A lot of cities have casinos nearby that exist legally because they are in the water. Many people in Huntsville ...more »

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Plethora of Ideas...

More sustainable living health and energy conscientious: Educate residents about how to live the most sustainable lifestyle and promote creative/design schools, contributing to forward-thinking innovation, more bike friendly micro-communities, wind power, biofuels (B20 biodiesel), hydropower, green space and roof top plant life, LEED certified (solar panels on homes, business, shaded parking, etc.), large scale compost ...more »

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