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Spotlight – Adaptive Basketball

January 27, 2020

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is excited to offer its second year of free Adaptive Basketball to those with physical and mental disabilities. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate every Saturday January-March (except February 15) during the time slot that is best for them at Optimist Recreation Center. 2-4 p.m.: 18 years old and under 4-6 p.m.: 18 years old and over (or advanced players) “This program was very successful last year,” [more]

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Healthy Huntsville: Success of Maintain Don’t Gain

January 27, 2020

By Ashley Polesak, Public Relations Officer for Huntsville Parks & Recreation Maintain Don’t Gain concluded after the New Year’s Day holiday with fantastic results! There were a total of 16 weighing locations in North Alabama, ranging from private employee locations at Huntsville Hospital to public locations at many of the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation centers. These locations saw 1,236 individuals weigh-in with 57% of them beating the [more]

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Huntsville cyclists collaborate with City to launch See & Be Seen reporting tool

January 23, 2020

Keeping roadways safe is a high priority for the City’s urban development and public safety departments. Together, these teams of engineers, planners, and police officers work in tandem to integrate new forms of mobility to the transportation plan. This includes safely accommodating bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle traffic. Long enjoyed for pleasure riding and sport, bikes have become a popular method of transportation on Huntsville streets. As more bicycles enter the [more]

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Mayor Battle appoints inaugural Music Board of the City of Huntsville

January 23, 2020

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle appointed nine members to the inaugural Music Board of Directors at the January 23 City Council Meeting. In 2018, the City of Huntsville entered into an agreement with Sound Diplomacy, an internationally recognized consulting group, to conduct an extensive music audit to assess the strengths and opportunities of Huntsville’s music economy. The Music Board, an organizing body that was a key recommendation of the music audit, will [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Kicks-off 2020 with Scale Back Alabama 

January 21, 2020

It’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions to shape up in 2020. To help everyone reach their fitness goals, Mayor Tommy Battle and the Healthy Huntsville team partners officially kicked off Scale Back Alabama today at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Scale Back Alabama is a free program that encourages teams of two to lose weight (a goal of 10 pounds each) from the end of January to the beginning of April. The teams must register [more]

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Downtown parking options for VBC weekend events, Jan. 17-19

January 17, 2020

The Von Braun Center will be hosting multiple events this weekend to include Broadway productions, concerts, hockey games, dance and boat shows. The City of Huntsville’s parking division reminds Downtown visitors of numerous public parking options within a short walking distance of the Von Braun Center. This includes thousands of parking spaces in City garages to provide for a comfortable experience during wet weather conditions. Arrive early – typically at least 30 [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 17, 2020

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20.  This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit (shuttle and paratransit) and Municipal Court. Garbage Collection:  residential curbside collection will be delayed one day for the week of Jan. 20-24. Monday’s collection will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be collected on Wednesday, and so on. Public Safety:  Police and Fire essential personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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December 2019 – Monthly Development Review

January 16, 2020

A parking garage and a hotel topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. Multi-family developments in west Huntsville created significant residential unit growth year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In December, 250 housing units were permitted, 100 single- and 150 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt), where 127 units were permitted, 7 single- and 120 multi-family. This is a 225% increase over [more]

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HPD Prescription Drug Drop Box –Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

January 10, 2020

Huntsville Police is heading into its fifth year of maintaining drug depositories for unwanted and unused drugs. This past year we have added bins in both the North and South Precincts. The fourth quarter of 2019, the drug take back bins have taken in 457 lbs of unused drugs. The total taken for 2019 is 1877 lbs. Previous year’s total weights are: 2018 – 1458 lbs; 2017 – 1090 lbs; [more]

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Hays Farm Village Center to feature nine-acre community green

January 9, 2020

Huntsville City Council approved a development agreement that would include a new nine-acre community green space in southwest Huntsville as part of a proposed mixed-use development across from Grissom High School. The development will also include the revitalization of the former Haysland Square Shopping Center along Memorial Parkway. In the agreement, the City committed to spend $3.6 million to develop a public passive park as part of the proposed Hays Farm Village Center. In [more]

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