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Huntsville Transit offering free rides to college students and staff for Earth Week

April 19, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Transit offering free rides to college students and staff for Earth Week

College students and faculty members who are passionate about the environment have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet during Earth Week while taking advantage of Huntsville Transit’s services. From April 22-27, individuals with a valid college ID can enjoy complimentary rides on Huntsville Orbit buses. This offer extends to students, faculty and staff from all colleges and universities in the Huntsville area. The initiative also coincides with [more]

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Air Quality Forecast April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024 Click to view Air Quality Forecast April 19, 2024

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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City leaders celebrate groundbreaking of Front Row development

April 17, 2024 Click to view City leaders celebrate groundbreaking of Front Row development

City leaders and private developers celebrated the groundbreaking of Front Row, a mixed-use development along Clinton Avenue that will bring new residential, office space and retail offerings into the downtown district. Mayor Tommy Battle joined developers in a ceremonial shovel dig at the development site where the Coca-Cola bottling plant once stood. Representatives from Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., Silverstein Properties, Essex Capital and Ascend Property Group joined the Mayor in heralding the [more]

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City of Huntsville to allocate $384,000 in state funds for homeless

April 11, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville to allocate $384,000 in state funds for homeless

The City of Huntsville is allocating $384,000 in critical funding to support area nonprofits in a collective mission to aid individuals facing homelessness and at risk of its grip. Community Development will soon distribute PY 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to agencies in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties. Huntsville City Council approved nine resolutions for the grant funding at its [more]

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City of Huntsville approves project to support affordable housing

April 11, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville approves project to support affordable housing

City of Huntsville leaders approved a project to build a 42-unit multi-family development partially supported by American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to provide safe, affordable housing for the homeless and other vulnerable groups. The facility will be constructed on Venona Avenue, on land owned by Neighborhood Concepts Inc. Neighborhood Concepts will leverage the City’s commitment of $2,300,376 in HOME Investment Partnerships ARP funding to apply for $12.8 million in State ARP [more]

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Good news on Balch/Capshaw roads intersection

April 11, 2024 Click to view Good news on Balch/Capshaw roads intersection

Work to improve the the intersection at Balch and Capshaw roads is moving quickly, and all pipe work is now complete. Extra lane widths have been cut out and the installation of the base has started. Best of all, the project should be completed by the end of April.

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James Record Road/Martin Road closure

April 11, 2024 Click to view James Record Road/Martin Road closure

The widening of James Record Road/Martin Road between Trademark Drive and Electronics Boulevard for bridge replacement over Bradford Creek is finally underway. The bridgework is part of Phase II of the Martin Road Improvement Project, which includes a 1.6-mile, five-lane roadway with 4-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on each side of the bridge between Old Jim Williams Road and Laracy Drive. Read more here about roadwork projects.

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Honoring Joy Parker

April 11, 2024 Click to view Honoring Joy Parker

Council Member John Meredith co-sponsored a resolution honoring Joy Parker for her tireless volunteer work in Huntsville. A longtime member of the City’s Beautification Board, Parker has a servant’s heart and a passion for beautifying Huntsville.

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Expansion of Meals on Wheels program

April 11, 2024 Click to view Expansion of Meals on Wheels program

Council Member John Meredith lauded the work done by the Studio 60 Senior Center Meals on Wheels program. Through a collaborative effort with Studio 60 Executive Director Tom Glynn, Council Member Meredith expects there will be an expansion of services to serve homebound seniors who live in District 5 in the near future. The program provides a meal each weekday to those 60+ who cannot cook for themselves due to health [more]

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Addressing Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville

April 11, 2024 Click to view Addressing Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville

Council Member John Meredith spoke to the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville about the complexities of serving District 5 and how collaboration is key to accomplishing a better quality of life for its residents. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville for all you do to service our community.

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