What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

High Speed Internet Connections to Washington DC

High-speed internet connections seems to be one of the common themes on this message board, and I am in agreement with the other people that have posted in favor of this sort of thing. (Larry Mason and a user called Scarface primarily) I think the one of the things that could give this the momentum it needs is to pay attention to the demographics of the businesses located here in Huntsville that also have significant ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

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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Aesthetics Incentives

The city/county should offer incentives and free or discounted design consultations for locally owned businesses in blight areas to renew their signage, repaint and update their facades and add some kind of minimal but uniform landscaping. It really wouldn't take much to enhance the areas, it would be cheaper to fix up what is there than try to bring in big corporations to build new stores, it would help current local ...more »

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More green roofs!

There should be more green roofs around this city. Huntsville really has a great oppurtunity to increase the amount of green space and be a leader of the green roofing movement in the South East.

 

Not only do green roofs help with heating and cooling costs of buildings, they also help with ground water run off and remove some of the unsightly concrete from our city's skyline.

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