Airport Road no longer has an airport on it. This causes confusion whenever new people visit or move into our town. I propose holding some sort of vote or contest to come up with a better name for it. Hopefully we don't name it after yet another politician.
Wouldn't it be great if all new Huntsville landscaping was edible? Pecan, persimmon, and peach trees plus rosemary and blueberry bushes are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling. Hopefully Huntsville residents would pick and eat the food, but if not the birds and squirrels would have a great food source and our soil would be replenished with nutrients. We could be a beacon for progressive landscaping in the Southeast ...more »
What is the "Big Picture" for the Northwest area that Huntsville annexed in the Old Railroad Bed Road - Capshaw Road area of the city? The planning commission website only addresses "Big Picture" plans for areas of the established part of the city and along the Greenbrier corridor. Meanwhile, our brilliant planning commission continues to approve mega-developments in the area surrounding Old Railroad Bed and Capshaw ...more »
Huntsville's transportation is abysmal. Point blank period. From the development of Memorial Parkway (which severely destroyed North Huntsville) to the shuttle bus I've literally seen maybe 40 times in 6 years of living here, the only serviceable way to travel is by car. Coming from the Atlanta area (Cobb County, Marietta) it is easy access to ride Cobb County Transit (CCT) to a MARTA station that will transfer me to ...more »
City of Huntsville Solicits Proposals to Become “Gig City” March 18, 2015 (Huntsville, AL) – The City of Huntsville took a major step toward its vision to become a “Gig City” today by releasing a Request for Information for one or more partners to provide high speed Internet services through a city-wide fiber network. The goal of the Gig City initiative, led by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, is to provide Huntsville ...more »
Gus Mayer is an excellent high-end designer large-scale boutique/small department store based out of Birmingham. It is just the right size that Huntsville can support. Their service is much more helpful than traditional luxury department stores and their costs are very competitive. This is really a perfect fit that would keep tax revenue in Huntsville, rather than Nashville, or Birmingham
Aside from being ugly, the Parkway is antithetical to all forms of unmotorized traffic, whether that traffic is moving parallel to the roadway or attempting to cross it. It cuts a scar through Huntsville from south to north, in many places creating a no-man's land that isolates neighborhoods and business districts. But the thoroughfare does have its purpose (moving automobile traffic) and we are stuck with it. What can ...more »
Running redlights is becoming routine in Huntsville. I notice it especially on Bailey Cove intersections in the morning. I see it about half the time (no exaggeration) I'm sitting at Weatherly and Bailey Cove in the morning. And I don't mean people cutting it close--I mean people blazing through at a high rate of speed when cross traffic has already started to move into the intersection. We've probably all seen this with ...more »
I think Downtown Huntsville would look much better with Skyscrapers if you are planning to become Alabama biggest city. Birmingham for instance, has a nice skyline and have seen economic growth and is called the magic city for a reason because the city was losing population but now the city is coming back to life and growing again. I think Huntsville will have more opportunities if there was not a restrictions on how ...more »
A lot of folks are complaining about Zeirdt Rd and others needing attention. Huntsville has a plan, but money is the key factor here. We are set to be bigger than Birmingham in 10 to 15 years. They still get the 20/59 bridge replaced, south of Birmingham they are got to widen I-65 to six lanes and are trying to get the northern loop to connect 459. Huntsville gets pushed back onI-565 and the possible Southern bypass ...more »
4 reasons why we need an amusement park:
1) Fun for us awesome people that live in this area/state
2) Give everybody another sweet reason to be here...instead of people always visiting Nash/Atl/Birm/Chat...bring the fun here.
3) It's free publicity for the area... Which brings it to my final point...
4) Tourism = money
Has Huntsville is growing and bringing in new businesses it is bringing in new housing, which means more traffic. I think it is time for Huntsville to considered breaking up with its love for red lights and manage traffic flow with timed lights instead of sensors on major thru ways. An example is if I leave downtown on Pratt and continue on University doing the speed limit I should be able to make each light green, ...more »
Residents of Madison County should consider a consolidated form of government to provide for the growth and economic stability of the Huntsville Metropolitan Area, not solely Huntsville, Madison, New Hope or Owens Cross Roads. Research indicates that metro areas with more broad-based, cooperative governmental arrangements grow faster and generate greater prosperity than metro areas that are governmentally fragmented, ...more »
Can we clean up and make use of the river area in Triana, Al? I can imagine restaurants along the river in that area. Not sure if this idea was previously discussed or not.
Build the new courthouse, new city hall, and new parking facility adjacent to the Municipal Public Safety and Municipal Court building at Wheeler Ave. This would create a government complex with everything conveniently located in one place. I'm calling it "Metro Plaza."