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Jul

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. 

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Jun

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. 

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May

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. 

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May

Greenway Master Plan Update

In May 2017, the City of Huntsville and the Land Trust of North Alabama held three public involvement meetings for the City of Huntsville’s Greenway Master Plan Update. The map that was presented at the meetings is shown below. Legend (PDF) Proposed Greenways (pink): Corridors planned to begin construction within five years from plan adoption. Visionary …

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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

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 …

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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”. 

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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 …

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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. 

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