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It would seem to me that just a small amount of design and fairly inexpensive improvements to Seminole Dr would make that street feel a lot safer and more pleasant to add walkability between Governors and Lowe Mill, that is NOT a bad neighborhood just could use a little TLC, if you know what I mean. Some street lighting, trees, and furniture would do wonders, and encourage more neighborhood commerical.
As the Big Picture plan is approved and Huntsville begins the implementation phase, it might be a good time to rationalize and have a look at how the city might make zoning and zoning codes more understandable and accessible to citizens. Form based code practices can be as hard to understand as the alphabet soup variety. Fine grain zoning practices can help shape neighborhoods but often are not easy to understand. Some ...more »
Make it easier to see where buses are in near real-time giving riders a better sense of how long they will have to wait for a bus and the ability to plan trips better.
In my opinion our region, Huntsville Metro needs to have a strong citizen transportation advocacy organization. There have been several pro-transit, biking and pedestrian posts on this idea forum. But we all come across as individual suggestions. Imagine if we got together and formed a group that could have coordinated messaging, events and actionable options. We could help to do research into new technology for transit ...more »
A transit oriented development to attract retail and place making merchants and hosts on a sight like the the Constellation.
As part of the Big Picture comprehensive plan, it would be great to see the city's vision for a contiguous network of neighborhoods. Many neighborhoods have natural boundaries and in many cases a sense of place. Neighborhoods should be small enough to be walkable, and should some place that serves as a node or a hub, be it for transit or small scale neighborhood commercial.
An elevated pedestrian and bicycle round-about over the horrible intersection at Governors and Memorial Pkwy... With ramps instead of stairs so bicycles can ascend and decend. Some example can be found here: (I hope this link works) https://www.google.com/search?q=elevated+pedestrian+and+bicycle+roundabouts&espv=2&biw=1347&bih=640&tbm=isch&imgil=TGM1rWu07oP9-M%253A%253B4emc77knQpeHtM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fsingletrackworld.com%25252Fforum%25252Ftopic%25252Famazing-new-dutch-cycle-facility-this-is-how-you-deal-with-a-roundabout&source=iu&pf=m&fir=TGM1rWu07oP9-M%253A%252C4emc77knQpeHtM%252C_&usg=__Gk3iqC62LMfTK_tYbv7gVP4xpI4%3D&ved=0CCkQyjdqFQoTCISEqtOj2cgCFYzwJgodwXQLhQ&ei=2oMqVoSvFYzhmwHB6a2oCA#imgrc=j7OIkg1yaAljWM%3A&usg=__Gk3iqC62LMfTK_tYbv7gVP4xpI4%3D ...more »
With all due respect for the genius of Cecil Ashburn, the Parkway was designed in the 1950's as a route around the downtown area. Today it is in the middle of downtown and effectively destroys the walkability of the city between courthouse square, Big Spring Park, Lowe Mill and what will be the cool new Stone Middle Brew Park. Since this is a long range comprehensive plan I hope we can take this opportunity to rethink ...more »
Would you put your address on a map to show support for a Gigabit connection, a 100 MPS connection, and what you would be willing to pay for it.
Put an online interactive map that allows residents to show interest in a fiber connection (or 100Mps service) at various price points... to encourage ISPs to build out fiber-based networks. You could call this a market study
One of the underutilized tools for regional economic development is "Neighborhood Commerical" zoning and design guidelines coupled with a vision of a smart transportation network connecting smaller scale neighborhood activity hubs. Turning sprawling subdivisions into sustainable neighborhoods and connecting them economically into a thriving metropolitan unit will not happen overnight or even in a generation or two. It ...more »
jThis is a question followed up with an idea... the question is, what is the building depicted in the attachment? It is on Triana Blvd. It has a very unique architectural style it looks like it might have been a theater at one time, but I'm not sure. It's shape and style do not betray its function; so that means there has to be an interesting story involved. The idea it that the City should work with the University of ...more »
Good sociable and dignified human habitats need four kinds of space, private space, semi-private, semi public and public space. It would not take a lot of money to fix the public housing along Governors and Memorial Parkway and the public housing around Holmes Ave to improve the architecture so that residents had a front porch and a semi private areas for grilling and being sociable. Birmingham has had a lot of success ...more »