Plan

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  • Introduction

    A brief history of the city; lays out what the rest of the process hopes to accomplish. The City of Huntsville, Alabama has a history of looking toward the future.  A...

  • City and Context

    A more detailed review of growth patterns and historical catalysts, a look at the role of the city within the region, a breakdown of subareas, etc. Before the 1950’s, Huntsville’s land...

  • Demographics

    An interactive statistical look at current and past population trends.  Huntsville is a growing city. It is the largest municipality in North Alabama, and is the primary city of its Metropolitan...


  • Land Use

    Along with economics and transportation, the analysis of land use is an important way a community can shape the character of the city and perform placemaking to help BIG Picture...

  • Community Facilities

    Where the public gathers to play, learn and grow; or to interact with our government. Maps and listings of parks, schools, government service centers (post offices, license bureaus, etc.), public...

  • Transportation

    Huntsville is well-known for its reasonable commute times; indeed, the average commute data is often a selling point when recruiting industry for the metro area.  Bisected by two major thoroughfares...


  • Natural and Historic Resources

    The Tennessee Valley is blessed with incredible and diverse natural beauty.  The river and its tributaries offer stunning vistas and a wide array of recreational opportunities.  The tree-covered mountains are...

  • Community Issues

    Community issues are identified via two primary approaches: the analysis performed by planning professionals as part of the study; and comments expressed by the citizenry through the various public engagement...

  • Ditto Landing

    A plan for Ditto Landing and the greater Huntsville riverfront. Made possible thanks to overwhelming support from the Huntsville-Madison County Marina and Port Authority and the public. Includes information from...