What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Include Infrastructure in near AND far term planning

I'm sure everyone on here is aware of the potential change to the Cecil Ashburn project: http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Cecil-Ashburn-widening-project-moves-in-different-direction-483666611.html This is crazy because it was one of the original plans several years ago. Several years ago this wouldn't have been nearly as painful as it will be now (or a year from now). Those 8-9 months would be really painful, but ...more »

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Downtown Art and Murals

With all of the big money mixed use developments currently underway in Huntsville (which I'm excited to see complete and operational), it could sometimes be easy to overlook smaller projects that help add beauty to downtown. I'm excited to see a large mural in progress at the corner of Greene St. and Randolph Ave. What was a blank red wall is being turned into art that will help add visual interest for those walking downtown. ...more »

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Remove the new NO Parking signs on Randolph Ave

New No Parking signs were recently put up on Randolph Ave. in response to the bad parking behavior of the Annie Mertz office complex employees. Unfortunately, it will primarily impact the residents in that a lack of street parking is a known factor in heightened speeding on residential streets AND we will no longer be able to park in front of our homes or have visitors and service people do so either. To me, it seems ...more »

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Beautify the Parkway

The central artery of our city is the Parkway. It is the greeting that visitors have and we citizens see daily. I’d like to see this area become something both beautiful and welcoming for everyone. Many of these concrete eyesores go in daily, Huntsville is extending theirs and doesn’t seem to pay any attention to the beautification of it while installing. In many cities I have seen the patterned concrete in place of ...more »

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DIY All Ages Music Venue

I would like to see the artistic/music communities of Huntsville work together to open an All-Ages DIY Venue space IN Huntsville. While Huntsville has talented musicians, the venue spaces available for performances are often limited to bars or are incredibly expensive/exclusive to get in. This prevents young musicians from having a space to perform and contributes to a culture of creative young people wanting to leave ...more »

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Decriminalize Marijuana in Huntsville

Medical marijuana is legal in 25 states. Recreational Marijuana is now legal in 9 states plus the District of Columbia. Next to legalize is Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Nevada, they will soon be legal too. Recent nationwide polling indicated 64% of voting age Americans believe alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana. Huntsville should boldly go where no other southern city has gone ...more »

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Rethinking University (Hwy 72)

There are many great designs that could turn University from an ugly "STROAD" into an attractive walkable Boulevard, Trees, Bike lane and pedestrian walkways in a center strip and ample crosswalks could make University a place folks want to go again, and not just "get through" in the fastest possible manner. A "STROAD" is a confused mishmash of a Street and a Road, by being neither little is accomplished except increasing ...more »

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Reasearch Parkway to 565 interchanges

In case it has gone unnoticed, the inter changes between Research Park Blvd and Highway 565 Near Bridge Street shopping center have become increasingly dangerous. The single lane exit ramp design for both the Madison and Huntsville exits has grown particularly scary with long traffic jams and Huntsville bound drivers swerving in last minute to avoid waiting for Madison bound traffic. This might be solved through creating ...more »

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