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.
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 »
Anyone looking in to a tunnel or a subway to funnel traffic from OXRds / Hampton Cove to the Arsenal?
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 »
When I go to Imagine Huntsville's website, I get an error about the cert. it probably needs to be updated. I had to add a security exception to my browser
One way for the city to be more open in its operations would be to provide a public-facing dashboard. An example of such a dashboard can be seen by following the link below. The City of Brampton provides a constantly updated website with shows the metrics of the city operations. Not unlike the dashboard in the SIM City games, the dashboard can show finances and assets, various tax revenue, property improvements, energy... more »
As we encourage more bicycle and pedestrian traffic in downtown Huntsville, I'd like to see us create certain bikeways/pedways that could serve as major arteries for this type traffic. While railroad beds are a natural fit for this type of corridor, trying to get access to active rail rights-of-way can be challenging. Working with the city to create bike/pedestrian paths within existing autoways seems like a much better... more »
Six lane Airport, Drake and Bob Wallace. Extend the Northern Bypass to Winchester and on to 72. Bridge and create a cloverleaf or half cloverleaf system at Dug Hill a 72. If you extend 565, people are going to get hurt. Extend the acceleration lane coming off Ryland Pike. Improve access by adding a single lane bridge veering off eat bound side a bridge over. Beg, grab, plead and make deals to push forward the Arsenal... more »
Huntsville has a high population of highly creative individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We need to nurture this innovativeness by providing hiking or biking trails through our forests. While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Aside from the almost instant... more »
It would be wonderful for people on government assistance to be able to get a job. Most people feel much better getting a pay check rather than a government check. I would like to see private funds available to help these people find a job. The reasons I can think of for getting a job are: education, personal hygiene, dress, good teeth, resume, problem solving skills, self-esteem, motivation, and others. If we could... more »
There is an especially interesting clip in this article about the turn around of Chattanooga:
There should be some one from Madison county that will handle business's that rip off home owners in this area.
Some person that cares what's happening.
This isn't a proposal (although if it's true, let's go for it!). It's a question...I heard on NPR this morning that Huntsville and Redstone Arseanl might partner on a multicounty plan that might involve surrounding counties like Morgan, Limestone, and Marshall Counties plus Madison County. It was just a one sentence statement. Do you have any details on this effort, like major players and so forth? It sounds like a good... more »