News & Updates
Month: January 2018

Revised Greenway Plan Expands Network and Partnerships

After months of public input and planning, the City of Huntsville has updated its Greenway Plan to reflect the community’s vision for an expanded system of connected trails and greenways to serve as recreation and transportation corridors. The revised plan calls for more than 312 miles [more]

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Murder Arrest

On January 24, 2018 at about 2am HPD received a call of a shooting at 3015 Tucker Drive. Officers began a death investigation after finding the victim, Dimitrick Mims Jr., with a gunshot wound. Investigators learned details of a possible named suspect during their investigation. The investigation uncovered [more]

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Huntsville Earns “Straight A” Financial Report Card

For the 10th straight year, two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of “AAA” and Moody’s Investors Service awarded a rating of “Aaa,” each company reaffirming their prior [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of January 22, 2018

Read time: 1 minute   Home Sales Ending on a High Note 569 homes sold during December 2017. That is a 34% increase over December 2016. We’ve got a tool for that Northern Tool + Equipment will open its newest Alabama location in Huntsville on Governors West. A Hub for HUBZone Companies The [more]

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December 2017 – Monthly Development Review

New retail buildings at Redstone Gateway were the top non-residential building permits issued last month. Residential permits and certificates of occupancy (CO’s) decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In December, 70 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month [more]

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Murder Arrest

On January 21st Officers responded to an unattended death call on Ford Place. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim, identified as 83 yr old Betty Scale. She was known to have a son live with her, 57 yr old Donald Marlon Mann. Investigators sought and [more]

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City Garbage Collection Operating on One Day Delay

Public Works is experiencing additional garbage collection delays this week after last week’s winter weather. Today, Monday, January 22 crews will be collecting last week’s Thursday routes. Monday’s garbage will be collected on Tuesday, January 23. Tuesday’s garbage will be collected on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday’s garbage will be [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of January 15, 2018

Read time: 1 minute   That’s a lot of engines Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama built nearly 700,000 engines in 2017, which is six times the number it produced when the plant opened in 2003.   #FlyHsv United Airlines is increasing flights between Huntsville and Denver, Chicago and Washington/Dulles. Additional service begins in [more]

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Murder Arrest

On January 15th Officers responded to a shooting call on Marina Woods Dr. The juvenile victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and subsequently passed away on January 17th. A juvenile was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Murder on January 15th. Today [more]

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City Garbage Collection Delayed

Public Works is experiencing additional garbage collection delays this week due to the effects of bitter cold temperatures and patchy ice on some streets. While most roads are passable, the severe cold plays havoc with the hydraulics and seals on the trucks, causing them to malfunction. “Our [more]

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