Is there a way we can make that concrete riverbed something attractive instead of something we just pretend we don't see?
Many cities have disguised ugly cell phone towers as a cactus or a tree or a work of art. It would be nice if Huntsville could do that - especially the one you see as you go over Monte Sano toward Hampton Cove - or perhaps one of the churches could incorporate a tower into their steeple or the space and rocket center could have one look like a rocket ship.
Huntsville at one time had a good local paper but what is now sold is very poor which many people have cancelled . Perhaps the Decatur Daily could expand to include Madison and Huntsville and be the source for this areas news .
Huntsville continues to grow and expand in all directions and it seems at a faster pace in the last couple of years. Huntsville has done a very good job creating green spaces and needs to continue to do so. I believe we need to get creative with our green spaces adding art, culture, beauty, and versatility. I believe we need to connect all of our bike trails and connect these trails to neighborhoods for easy access.... more »
I would be cool to see regularly published statistics on Transit Ridership, Percent of Trips to work, shopping and recreational destinations that way we could gauge how effective some of our transportation expenditures are. By the way, do we even know what percent of work commute trips are made by single occupancy, carpooling, transit, cycling, and walking? https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/01/commuting-to-work-data-car-public-transit-bike/580507/?utm_source=newsletter&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email... more »
Any plans or ideas about a public or private secure bike parking facility near downtown HSV. I think more people would ride to the CBD and downtown offices on bikes if there were better and more secure places to leave bikes while attending meetings and doing business. I know I would be willing to pay one or two dollars an hour to keep my bike safe. Just curious if others see a need for such a facility.
Has Big Spring ever been open for paddle boats and kayaks? Having a limited number of each and requiring reservations would control the traffic. Charging a rental fee would help with cost. It would bring more people out to enjoy the park through the warmer months. Vendors with small wheeled carts selling ice cream, lemonade, pretzels and such would also be nice to have. Makes me think of a Seurat painting. Minus the... more »
The Municipal Golf Course has recently had perimeter fence removed as part of the city's park expansion/improvement project. I propose that a Par 3 Golf Corse with lights for night time play would be a great addition to the park.
An Indiana firm, Green Sense Farms, has developed an indoor urban gardening technique using LED lighting in former warehouses to grow fresh, local produce year round, recycling water, avoiding the need for pesticides,and providing the precise environment for various crops such as lettuce,kale, herbs and other crops which do not require large amounts of space. This concept could be adapted to large vacant retail spaces... more »
The airport terminal could reflect more of the cultural diversity of Huntsville, in addition to the defense industry and rocket legacy. We need more art and music to enrich the passenger experience, like Nashville and so many other airports that express their regions' rich culture.
Huntsville Fire & Rescue has been without a training ground for eight years. They do have classroom facilities but not an actual "hands on" training ground. The city is "borrowing" training grounds from Decatur, Redstone Arsenal and the Madison County volunteers. This should be an embarrassment. A city the size of Huntsville and receiving "Top Ten" and "Best Of" awards and acknowledgements should also want to make sure... more »
The so-called scenic overlook on Governor's drive no longer overlooks anything. The trees have been allowed to grow up so tall, they are raising the water tower. The residents in homes above the overlook are still enjoying their views and would no doubt resist any attempts to clear the view and reveal the water tower. Why not turn the water tower into an asset, by commissioning it as a public art piece? If the tower... more »
A good life means having choices; and that includes being able to live in inter-dependent ways. Let's be sure zoning allows us to build a temporary "granny pod" in our backyards so that long-term care doesn't demand institutional care.
I'd like to promote the pedestrian bridge crossing Aldridge Creek, connecting Chatterson Road and Esslinger Road. Thus the Aldridge Creek Trail will serve both sides of the old Grissom HS and neighborhood, which will be a new library soon. This link will show you the exact location. Dropped pin Near Aldridge Creek, Alabama https://maps.app.goo.gl/WkDoH