Category - Focus Groups

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, …