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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.
With all of the controls on residential property owners within the historic districts, why do the commercial property owners act with impunity? The Five Points area is a prime example. Home owners need approval to paint a backyard fence while commercial properties are torn down without a word----see the Emma's Tea Room property. Or perhaps the historic building on Franklin(around the corner from Harrison Bros.) where ...more »
Why bother trying to make Ditto Landing nice. With the addition of the new industrial sand loading dock just across the river, why not just turn Ditto into and industrial zone. We are halfway there already!
Five Points retail looks like a ghetto. Big ideas are great, but how about putting some creative energy into things we already have. The city is good about controlling residential property in Five Points while the retail falls into ruination. It is time to implement some zoning guidelines for Five Points retail development to go along with the residential ones.
Turn the Annie Merts Center into a Performing Arts Center: • Maintain a significant, historic property in the heart of Huntsville. • Provide a cost-effective and synergistic central facility for community performing arts groups. • Enrich the Huntsville cultural scene with a new practice and performance venue. • Add to the vibrancy of the Downtown community. • Save money for performing arts groups The Annie Merts ...more »