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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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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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November 2019 – Monthly Development Review

December 4, 2019

Projects in Downtown and Redstone Gateway topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. Residential permits and CO’s more than doubled year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In November, 433 housing units were permitted, 95 single- and 338 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 31 (Downtown), where 278 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 297% increase over November 2018, when 109 housing [more]

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Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

December 2, 2019

Huntsville voters will go to the polls December 10 for a special election to recommit 15.5 mills in ad valorem taxes that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A review of the school tax legislation last year indicated some ambiguity in the language. The current laws, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and 70s, reference property in “Huntsville, Madison County” which doesn’t accurately reflect Huntsville city [more]

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October 2019 – Monthly Development Review

November 6, 2019

Industrial projects and a new recreation center in the Cove topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. Residential permits and CO’s increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In October, 243 housing units were permitted, 114 single- and 129 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.21 (53 North), where 77 units were permitted, 4 single- and 73 multi-family. This is a 153% increase over [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on NASA Marshall’s Leading Role in America’s Return to the Moon

August 16, 2019

In front of the hydrogen fuel tank for the Space Launch System, America’s next rocket, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced today that Marshall Space Flight Center and Huntsville, Alabama will play a leadership role in Project Artemis, NASA’s lunar exploration program that aims to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024. Following Administrator Bridenstine’s announcement, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle has issued the following statement: “Today, we [more]

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Huntsville Retains “Straight A” Financial Report Card

May 21, 2019

Two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores this week.  Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of Aaa and AAA, respectively. The credit rating agencies cited Huntsville’s strengths to include a robust economy, sound City management with conservative policies and practices, solid budgetary performance and a strong institutional framework. They noted the community’s above average wealth, [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville sanitation will not collect garbage on December 24 and 25. View the alternate garbage pick up schedule for the week of December 24. Public Transportation Holiday [more]

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Mayor Battle unveils Huntsville’s BIG Picture Master Plan

November 20, 2018

After four years of planning, more than 200 public workshops and lectures, a 24/7 online idea forum and an informative traveling exhibition, Mayor Tommy Battle and City leaders unveiled The BIG Picture master plan in its new, user-friendly, interactive digital format. Available at BigPictureHuntsville.com, it is the City’s first published, comprehensive plan guided by direct and frequent input from citizens. “This is a community-driven plan informed by the vision and desires of [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on United Launch Alliance Contract Announcement

September 27, 2018

Mayor Tommy Battle congratulates United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin on ULA’s selection of Blue Origin to build the advanced booster engine for the Vulcan Centaur rocket system. “Congratulations to United Launch Alliance and to Blue Origin! After a lengthy due diligence period by ULA, today’s announcement marks the beginning of U.S. independence for a variety of space travel missions to include future deep space voyages. Huntsville is proud that both [more]

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