As our community continues to grow, the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library know how important it is that our public amenities keep up with that growth.  As part of the BIG Picture planning process, we invite the residents and neighbors to help shape a vision for the future of the Berachah campus.  Currently the site includes a training complex for Huntsville’s Police and Fire departments, as well as a small public library and community gym.  However, there are potential plans to relocate the training centers, retain the gym, and renovate the existing Public Safety building into a new, much larger library.  But what else could the campus become?  How could it best serve the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods?  How might it become an even better part of the community?

Aerial of the Berachah site. Sparkman Drive is in the upper left corner of this image.
Aerial of the Berachah site. Sparkman Drive is in the upper left corner of this image. (Courtesy City of Huntsville, GIS Division)

Berachah Master Plan Open House

Date: July 25, 2016

Location: Berachah Gym

Master Plan DRAFT

Character Boards: One | Two | Three

Berachah/North Huntsville Library Online Survey


Berachah/North Huntsville Library Planning Workshop

Date: February 9, 2016

Presenters: Dennis Madsen, City of Huntsville; Laurel Best, et. al., Huntsville/Madison County Public Library

Location: Berachah Gym

View Presentation (PDF)

Group Map Exercise (Eight maps with different ideas– Click each to enlarge)

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Library Dot Exercise Results (Click images to enlarge)

Adult Services Children Indoor Space Outdoor Space Technology Teens