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Neighborhood Planning: Five Points/Northeast Huntsville

In Five Points and Northeast Huntsville, all signs point to a rapidly transforming section of the City. Excellent access and proximity to employment (Downtown and Huntsville Hospital) and recreation (Monte Sano and the Land Trust) make it an attractive place for people of all ages. As development pressures mount, now is the time to discuss …


PARC Trail Survey

The City of Huntsville has recently started the process of preparing a new Pedestrian Access and Redevelopment Corridor (PARC) trail, which will be a 1.5 mile pedestrian/bike trail that is adjacent to the Pinhook Creek and Spring Branch from North of Holmes Avenue to South of Memorial Parkway (US 231) in the Center City area …


What We’re Reading: August 2017

In this edition: Huntsville recognized as a “recreation destination”; smart roads; a planning department re-branding. 


What We’re Reading: July 2017

In this edition: Car ownership is changing; a department store is looking to redevelop its underused parking lots; an “old” Grissom update. 


What We’re Reading: June 2017

In this edition: Bathroom supplies in the street; “super commuting” is on the rise again; the Downtown Master Plan update is wrapping up. 


What We’re Reading: May 2017

In this edition: Bicycle and pedestrian data; more states are increasing their gas taxes; Google’s parent plans a major development in Canada. 


Greenway Master Plan Update

In December 2017, the City of Huntsville Planning Commission approved the Greenway Master Plan update. The map that was presented at the Planning Commission meeting on December 19, 2017 is shown below. Legend (PDF) Proposed Greenways (red): Corridors planned to begin construction within five years from plan adoption. Visionary Greenways (orange): Corridors planned to begin construction beyond five years …


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. 


Downtown Master Plan Update

Huntsville’s new downtown master plan proposes a five-year development strategy to provide a mix of residential, retail, office and entertainment uses. The plan further addresses greater pedestrian and cycling options, traffic calming, two-way streets, parking and public transit, streetscaping, size and scale of future development, connectivity with the Von Braun Center, and the location and …


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”. 

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