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February 2020 – Monthly Development Review

March 6, 2020 Click to view February 2020 – Monthly Development Review

Multiple projects under construction at Redstone Gateway were among the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. New home starts and CO’s slightly decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In February, 167 housing units were permitted, 127 single- and 40 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt) where 47 units were permitted, 7 single- and 40 multi-family. This is a 3.5% decrease over [more]

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Mill Creek Choice Neighborhood Revitalization Launch Community-wide Celebration March 7

February 27, 2020 Click to view Mill Creek Choice Neighborhood Revitalization Launch Community-wide Celebration March 7

It’s time to celebrate a major revitalization project for the City of Huntsville. On Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend a family-friendly event to celebrate Huntsville’s selection for a $1.3 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant funds the creation of a plan to revitalize and transform a specific geographic segment [more]

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City of Huntsville to Host Amnesty Court for Unpaid Traffic Tickets, Warrants

February 25, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville to Host Amnesty Court for Unpaid Traffic Tickets, Warrants

Residents with outstanding traffic tickets who have an active warrant for failing to appear in court will get a second chance during one of two public sessions next month in Huntsville. The Huntsville Municipal Court will host Amnesty Court at 10:30 a.m., March 13 & 27, at the Municipal Justice & Public Safety Complex (MJPSC) on 815 Wheeler Ave. Municipal Court Judge Lonzo Robinson said Amnesty Court will allow defendants to start [more]

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Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

February 20, 2020 Click to view Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]

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Navistar Breaks Ground on New and Expanded Facilities

February 11, 2020 Click to view Navistar Breaks Ground on New and Expanded Facilities

Navistar, a leading maker of commercial trucks and buses, broke ground today on new and expanded manufacturing facilities at Jetplex Industrial Park. The company announced in July it would make a capital investment of approximately $125 million and 145 additional jobs to the company’s Huntsville facility. “Over the past two decades, the city of Huntsville has been a valuable partner and we are eager to expand our presence here,” said Persio [more]

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January 2020 – Monthly Development Review

February 10, 2020 Click to view January 2020 – Monthly Development Review

Several projects at the Mazda-Toyota site in Greenbrier were among the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. New home starts and CO’s were stable year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In January, 129 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tracts for building permits last month were 109.01 (Hampton Cove) and 113 (Owens Cross Roads), where 24 units were permitted each. This is a 1.6% increase over [more]

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December 2019 – Monthly Development Review

January 16, 2020 Click to view December 2019 – Monthly Development Review

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 Click to view Hays Farm Village Center to feature nine-acre community green

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 Click to view November 2019 – Monthly Development Review

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 Click to view Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

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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