What can be done about the old Green Valley Food Center at Old Big Cove and Terry Drake? As it sits now, its an abandoned eyesore that presents a safety hazard. I've heard the owner doesn't intend to sell it nor renovate it. Is the city or county incapable of doing anything to remedy this? If it could be renovated, it would make a fantastic general store or some other kind of shop. If not, it should be condemned.
Running thru downtown Huntsville are three big, dirty ditches (Pinhook Creek (N/S runs behind the VBC), Fagen Creek (runs adjacent to Lowe Ave), and lesser-known Broglan Branch. Businesses face away from it; people avoid it, etc. etc.. but what IF... what if we fixed the ditch end to end (in stages) to hold water.. what if we put greenspace on both sides.. what if we put running trails thru the green spaces (over time, ...more »
Twickingham and Old Town were never zoned to include the Mertz Office Complex. Is was and was suppose to be a school. The Mertz Office Complex employees refuse to use the Complex's parking lot, opting instead to clog our neighborhood with their cars. The Mertz Office Complex is a BAD neighbor and the time has come for them to move to a more appropriate site.
Would be fantastic to build a pedestrian bridge over 431 near Taylor Lane/Round Bar Dr to allow pedestrians/bikers/runners to cross over the highway and access Hays Nature Preserve without having to dodge traffic. I suppose a legitimate crosswalk could also work, but I don't have a whole lot of faith in drivers around here.
Is there someway to fix the stop and go traffic on Rideout Rd in the mornings? I very nearly rear-ended somebody this morning because of somebody's sudden stop ahead of me. A large part of it is because of Redstone Gate 9, so I'm submitting here. It's not Huntsville's road so not addressable by SeeClickFix, it's not ALDOT's problem, and Redstone doesn't have a way to ask about issues, so I'm putting it here. Another ...more »
Senior playgrounds - playground/park areas with equipment, actvities, and even trails - geared to those of a certain level of life experience to provide them a venue to meet and have fun while working on needed skills. Balance, mobility, strength, etc, and fun! A city as progressive-minded as Huntsville could benefit in a huge way by leading the pack of smaller cities into this world-wide trend. I for one love to swing ...more »
I know we are doing a lot of planning around the existing greenways, and the Land Trust in doing a lot of good work to develop a plan to connect many paths, but it would be cool to pick and develop a loop that can be branded, and provide a focus as a priority project that puts people first, and provides a health "track." Below is an example of a walking, running, biking loop infrastructure that connects Portland's downtown ...more »
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 »
Anyone looking in to a tunnel or a subway to funnel traffic from OXRds / Hampton Cove to the Arsenal?
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 »
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 »
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 »