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Apr

What We’re Reading: April 2017

In this edition: A new, low-speed transportation option for urban areas; the carmaggedon that wasn’t in Atlanta; Amtrak plans to expand in Alabama. 

17
Apr

Downtown Master Plan Update

The City of Huntsville and Downtown Huntsville, Inc. (DHI) have hired Urban Design Associates (UDA) to update the Downtown Master Plan. The last time the plan was refreshed was in 2006. Since then, downtown has grown significantly with new residential and retail development. The update will focus on four potential growth areas within the Central Business …

23
Mar

What We’re Reading: March 2017

In this edition: the Downtown Master Plan gets underway; Lyft launches in Huntsville; reclaiming areas lost to “urban renewal”. 

28
Feb

Where’s the Development Review?

The BIG Picture website will be making some changes this year to get ready for the comprehensive plan’s release. In preparation for this transition, the monthly Development Review posts have moved to the City of Huntsville’s website. In the future, you can find the monthly reports on this page. If you’re looking for the annual Development …

20
Feb

What We’re Reading: February 2017

In this edition: Connecting hospitals to their neighborhoods; Making the bus more attractive (and reliable); two more master plans are getting underway in Huntsville. 

24
Jan

What We’re Reading: January 2017

In this edition: Disney’s “city of tomorrow”, two decades later; Calculating the density of breweries; Uber releases its ridership data. 

17
Jan

Development Review: December 2016

Renovations to a movie theater and a new private school are among the list of non-commercial building permits last month. Residential permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year.

13
Dec

What We’re Reading: December 2016

In this edition: Uber is helping reduce parking demand in large cities; More houses are coming to a historic Huntsville neighborhood; the City has a new partner for greenways. 

2
Dec

Development Review: November 2016

Office and industrial projects topped the list of non-commercial building permits last month. Residential permits were down year-over-year, while CO’s increased.

14
Nov

What We’re Reading: November 2016

In this edition: A Complete Streets update; walkable retirement communities; Bikeshare is coming. 

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