(@saturno17)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Green Valley Food Center on Old Big Cove

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.

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(@curtisbenzle)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Move the Merz Office Complex

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.

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(@saturno17)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Pedestrian bridge over 431/Big Cove

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.

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(@jburton628281)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Fix stop and go traffic on Rideout Rd

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 »

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(@bige00)

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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(@curtisbenzle)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

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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(@larry.mason)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

A Public-Facing City Operations Dashboard

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 »

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(@carterdebra1980)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Childcare Centers Needed - Licensed

I would love to see childcare analysis rates conducted that includes Huntsville communities and subdivisions in need of childcare center near their neighborhoods. Convenient Location: childcare centers with small classrooms to cater to children’s individual needs. I would love to see grants and funding providing start up childcare with assistant to open centers. I would to see the underserved communities provided with ...more »

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(@ibcbwilson)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

I-565

I am just asking. How will everyone feel if they increased the tax on gas to help pay for I-565 to be widened? I would agree if they can come to an agreement to extend it East, say between Ryland Pike and Dug Hill Rd and create an interchange to hook up to the future northern bypass. Going West to Hwy 31 or split it off and have it hook up to Alt 72 where 67 aka beltline is. It still amazes me that Huntsville is turning ...more »

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(@curtisbenzle)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Emma's Tea Room replaced by Jacks rumor

Many thanks to the Planning Department for coming out on a rainy Thursday night to discuss Five Points.

 

FYI...there is a rumor afloat in the Five Points area that Emma's Tea Room will be replaced with a Jacks Fast Food. As this was not discussed at the Planning meeting and your entire presentation was about high quality development I hate to see such rumors persist.

Please provide the facts.

 

thank you

Curt

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(@jeffcolbert50)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

New to Huntsville and proud to call it home.

I have only been living in Huntsville for 6 months now and I have loved every minute of it. I have lived in Georgia in the city and also other parts of Alabama in cities as well, but i can honestly say that Huntsville is truly amazing. It is not only a pretty city but it always has something going on for the entire family. Personally I like going to Big Springs with my wife and our dog just to watch the ducks and have ...more »

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(@dave.j.cousins)

What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Aldridge Creek Greenway needs to go thru the Golf Course!

Good news all you bike riders and walkers. Aldridge Creek Greenway expanded north from the Wal-Mart neighborhood store to the golf course. The trail is so beautiful and construction is almost complete. Only a small amount of construction remains before it's ready for public use and the grand opening. But the trail 's new expansion dead ends at the golf course, separating south Huntsville from the Target shopping ...more »

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