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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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October 2019 – Monthly Development Review

November 6, 2019 Click to view October 2019 – Monthly Development Review

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

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 Click to view Huntsville Retains “Straight A” Financial Report Card

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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