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

Process

The “Process” outlines how the BIG Picture got to where it is today.  This section contains past entries on community feedback, policy discussions, and economic analysis, as well as videos of special events and the speaker series.  This section provides the background that set the stage for developing the Principles, Policies, and Places that make up the BIG Picture.

Introduction

A brief history of the city; lays out what the rest of the process hopes to accomplish. Read More...

Business, Homeowner and Civic Associations

Why We Plan

Ensure equity. Allocate resources intelligently. Shape growth. Leave a legacy. Read More...

Using the Plan

Citizens. Investors/Developers/Businesses. Planning Commission. Read More...

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. Read More...

Market Analysis

View the final products of our 2013 market assessment and analysis. Read More...

Construction continues on a new phase of homes in Providence, a “New Urbanist” neighborhood in Northwest Huntsville.

Growth Issues

Issues that informed the final plan. Read More...

Demographics

An interactive statistical look at current and past population trends. Read More...

Land Use

Land use types, trends, analysis of current zoning and existing development patterns. Read More...

Community Facilities

Where the public gathers to play, learn and grow; or to interact with our government. Read More...

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. Read More...

History & Natural Resources

Our unique history as an agrarian town-turned-techno city attracts history buffs of all kinds, from watercress to the Civil War to outer space and beyond. Read More...

Community Issues

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 venues. Read More...

Ditto Landing

A plan for Ditto Landing and the greater Huntsville riverfront. Includes information from the Citizens Academy, Online Survey, and Open House. Read More...