(@cityofhuntsville)

Preserving Historic Buildings

What is your idea for East Clinton Elementary School?

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(@cityofhuntsville)

Preserving Historic Buildings

What is your idea for the Annie Merts Center on Randolph Street?

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8 votes
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(@darrylgoldman)

Arts & Entertainment District

Replace the County Courthouse with a Park

It must have been a 60's thing but the beautiful classic courthouse was bulldozed and replaed by one of the ugliest structures of our time. People giving directions to the Courthouse often say, "Look for the big black box." Outside, it is falling to disrepair with "do not enter" signs, broken fixtures, locked black doors, and a depressing interior. Move the County offices which could free up more storefronts for commercial... more »

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12 votes
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(@darrylgoldman)

Preserving Historic Buildings

Courthouse

Let’s add a category: "County Courthouse." Either the epicenter of downtown is a government center surrounded by lawyer’s offices or it is an entertainment, small shops and living zone--but the two do not easily mix. Rows of attorney offices hardly project the idea of "fun" and the dilapidated and overwhelming monstrosity of a courthouse is the white elephant in the room. We are trying to re-purpose around it without... more »

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23 votes
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(@artscouncil)

Preserving Historic Buildings

Create An "Arts Bank" At Old Regions Bank Building On The Square

Create an “Arts Bank” arts and entertainment venue on Huntsville’s downtown square in the historic Regions Bank Building. Utilize the historic Regions Bank building to provide a critical programming venue to draw Huntsvillians and tourists alike to downtown entertainment, restaurants, and retail. With programmatic leadership from The Arts Council and its member arts and cultural groups, this City-owned venue could... more »

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32 votes
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(@dave.j.cousins)

City-Wide Park Improvements

Create bike lanes and routes (Netherlands style)

Create Bike lanes (Netherlands style) that connect Downtown to Ditto Landing, and Downtown to Madison. Allow a bike riding family the pleasure of riding the entire city by bike using protected bike lanes. Extend the existing linear parks. Put a Rail-Trail in next to Memorial Park Highway. Do more for Huntsville families that ride bikes.

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30 votes
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(@jonnymike44)

City-Wide Park Improvements

Forget the Big Spring Jam! Concerts in the park!

Big Spring Jam has failed to be a success for years. The last time I remember going and actually enjoying it was 10 years ago! Instead of trying to do another jam or replace it Huntsville should get some big name bands to play the concerts in the park! There could be food and other vendors. Have a different band play in the park every Saturday in May! I know this sounds like panoply, but this could be a lot better than... more »

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31 votes
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(@rtrmark)

City-Wide Park Improvements

Entertainment District like Austin Texas

A few years ago the HSV chamber visited Austin Texas to get ideas about what to do on HSV. Recall this visit and the 4th 6th street areas, lots great restaurants, places where bands can play, entertainment, stores, etc... and block off the street on the weekend and have festivals there as well. Austin does it up right

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37 votes
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(@larry.mason)

Arts & Entertainment District

River walk landscape and development

As the Belk Hudson Lofts and other downtown improvements are beging to take shape Huntsville should start thinking about a long range plan to improve and develop a river walk greenway from Church ST (by the dog park) that follows the river all the way to the Lowe Mill. An attractive usable river front that connects the down town to Lowe Mill Arts Center will encourage the redevelopment of the properties (now old defunct... more »

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35 votes
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(@greghathorn)

Arts & Entertainment District

Marketplace on the Square

You can feel the positive vibe that exists in our great downtown. From the successes of the Green Street Market, the Sidewalk Arts Stroll, and the numerous parades and events, there are many to thank for this. It's been almost six years since I presented the following concept, so I thought with all the recent activity downtown, and the tireless efforts of so many, including the great work of the Arts Council, the downtown... more »

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31 votes
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