- New growth and development has enhanced the existing quality of life without sacrificing character of the older neighborhoods.
- Traffic flows effectively on major east/west connections.
- neighborhoods and the amenities around them.
From older neighborhoods like Piedmont and Mayfair to newer communities in Hampton Cove, this area has seen significant growth and investment in recent decades. Some specific areas, particularly those close to Downtown, are experiencing rapid turnover in housing, including complete tear-down/rebuilds on single-family lots.
Part of what is driving the reinvestment is a desire by some residents to live closer in to the core, and part of what is driving that interest is the increase in traffic on corridors like Governors Drive and Airport Road. This also informs some of the expressed concerns around improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure within the subarea.
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Improve connectivity within and beyond the subarea, particularly along – or parallel to – high-traffic corridors like Governors Drive, Airport Road and Cecil B. Ashburn Drive.
Conduct “Small Area Plan” (SAP) exercises for neighborhoods and districts that are experiencing or anticipating significant redevelopment, such as the Medical District, Northeast Huntsville/Five Points, Hampton Cove/431 Corridor, etc.
Establish sidewalk plans for neighborhoods that need improved connections to commercial districts, parks, and/or schools.
Prioritize greenway/bikeway development in concert with the Greenway Master Plan and city-wide Bike Plan.
Support and improve links to natural resources like Monte Sano State Park and the various Land Trust properties located throughout this subarea.