The Big Picure: Your Study. Your Vision. Your Plan for the City of Huntsville

Develop Healthy and Active Neighborhoods


Understand the linkage between planning our city and public health. Recognize that an active population can reduce the cost of healthcare for its citizens and impact the city’s overall economic well-being. Build a community that, by its very nature, encourages daily activity and healthy lifestyles.

Links.  Encourage physical activity and social engagement through mixed-use development patterns that provide pedestrian and bicycle links between homes, businesses, schools, parks and places of worship.

Options.  Encourage multi-generational neighborhoods by offering housing options for people to age in place and enjoy long-term neighborhood ties and identities.

Access.   Promote access to affordable and healthy food options for all neighborhoods.