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Mar

Transportation

Huntsville is fortunate to have short commute times and relatively little traffic– major selling points for residents and companies that move from larger peer cities like Washington, DC and San Jose, CA. But with a growing population and federal and state transportation dollars dwindling, how are we going to handle traffic in the future, and …

14
Oct

Citizens Academy: Neighborhood Revitalization

A Citizens’ Academy was held on Neighborhood Revitalization at the Knight Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University on October 14, 2014. It was hosted by A&M and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Thank you to all who attended the meeting!  Presentation Reinvestment: Process+Resources, presented by Lakey Boyd of Re:Posit Strategies and Tony Pickett of MetroCenter Associates.  “Neighborhood …

23
Apr

Ditto Landing Master Plan

The Ditto Landing Master Plan  View the PDFs below: Narrative Master Plan Phase I Phase II Phase III Circulation Open House: April 15, 2015   Check out the presentation, map exercises and more from the Ditto Landing Citizens Academy. Date: June 24, 2014 Presenter: Dennis Madsen, City of Huntsville Location: Kingston Pavilion, Ditto Landing Download …

23
Apr

Transportation

Huntsville is fortunate to have short commute times and relatively little traffic– major selling points for residents and companies that move from larger peer cities like Washington, DC and San Jose, CA. But with a growing population and federal and state transportation dollars dwindling, how are we going to handle traffic in the future, and …

23
Apr

Greenways

Huntsville’s greenways are some of our most loved amenities. Since the first segment of the Aldridge Creek Greenway in South Huntsville opened in the early 1990s, the system has grown to over 20 miles of paved, multi-use paths in all corners of the city, with thousands of daily users. But, as the Greenway Plan shows, …

23
Apr

Outreach

Community Outreach is an important part of the Big Picture planning process. From digital outreach (website, Imagine Huntsville, social media) to physical, face-to-face meetings like the Citizens Academy, Focus Groups and Speaker Series, there are ample opportunities to be a part of the Big Picture. But we are always looking for ways to improve and …

23
Apr

Design Guidelines

Huntsville’s rapid growth in the latter half of the 20th Century created a haphazard collection of buildings along our major commercial corridors, where design was based on cost rather than surroundings. Having a set of design guidelines helps create consistency among different developments along corridors. If done properly, as corridors like Memorial Parkway and University …

23
Apr

Education

The relationship between education and neighborhood redevelopment is a close one. The presence of a school or the school zone can dictate property values or the demographics of a neighborhood. That’s why we plan to work closely with Huntsville City Schools and the institutions of higher education on the Big Picture. Meeting Summary: August 12, …

23
Apr

Economic Development

For the BIG Picture, we will be focusing on four main issues of economic development: greyfields, retail, design guidelines, and the new economy. In planner-speak, “greyfields” are areas that have already been developed (unlike “greenfields”), but are underutilized. In many cases, this is used to describe empty parking lots, but it can also be used …

19
Apr

Mayor’s Message

The City of Huntsville is embarking on a major, 18-month comprehensive master planning initiative that will shape the future of our City for decades to come. The BIG Picture is an extensive planning process that will include citizens, leaders and experts in its decision making. This is the first time in more than 40 years …

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