Citizens Academy: Neighborhood Revitalization

Citizens Academy: Neighborhood Revitalization

A Citizens’ Academy was held on Neighborhood Revitalization at the Knight Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University on October 14, 2014. It was hosted by A&M and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 

Thank you to all who attended the meeting! 


Reinvestment: Process+Resources, presented by Lakey Boyd of Re:Posit Strategies and Tony Pickett of MetroCenter Associates. 

Neighborhood Economic Reinvestment Tools and Potential Funding Sources“, provided by MetroCenter Associates.

Dot Exercises (Click images to enlarge)

Question: What neighborhoods/corridors are in most need of redevelopment? 

Subarea: North

Focus areas: Meridian St.; Jordan Lane; Lakewood neighborhood


 Subarea: East Central

Focus areas: Oakwood Avenue; Public housing projects

East Central

 Subarea: West Central (note: dots are in green)

Focus areas: Governors Dr. corridor; Triana Blvd.

West Central

Subarea: Southeast

Focus areas: Haysland Square


 Attendance Map (click to enlarge)

A plurality of attendees came from the 35810 ZIP code (North Huntsville). Other ZIPs with a significant presence included 35811 (NE Huntsville), 35801 (Central Huntsville), and 35805 (SW Huntsville). At least one person attended from every major Huntsville ZIP code except for 35741 (Brownsboro).

Neighborhood Redev Attendance