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Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

January 26, 2023 Click to view Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]

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Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

January 20, 2023 Click to view Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

Arts Huntsville, with support from the Pei Ling Charitable Trust, celebrated the arts by honoring the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant program recipients. Now in its 11th  year, the 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant program presented grants to 21 regional arts organizations to support their community programming. The City of Huntsville awarded $280,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY23 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based nonprofit arts organizations completed [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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City of Huntsville recreation centers close early due to extreme temperatures

December 23, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville recreation centers close early due to extreme temperatures

City of Huntsville recreation centers closed early today and will not reopen until Tuesday, Dec. 27.  The City is assisting TVA and Huntsville Utilities in reducing high power demand during the extreme cold weather. Due to dangerously low temperatures forecast throughout the Tennessee Valley Authority service area and the expected high electric demand expected on their system, TVA has initiated voluntary curtailment across their entire system. The City encourages residents and business [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Dec. 23

December 22, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Dec. 23

City of Huntsville municipal offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Orbit and Access paratransit service will operate on a normal schedule, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Huntsville organizations are opening warming centers for those seeking shelter from severe cold temperatures. More information is available here. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the [more]

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Christmas Cleanup: Holiday trash and tree recycling, Jan. 7

December 21, 2022 Click to view Christmas Cleanup: Holiday trash and tree recycling, Jan. 7

Wait! You don’t have to trash that live Christmas tree after the holidays. Operation Christmas Cleanup will recycle your “undressed” tree along with plain cardboard boxes, batteries and old electronics at no cost to you. This limited recycling collection event will take place Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at two locations: John Hunt Park, 2315 Airport Road, and Madison City Schools Stadium, 211 Celtic Drive. Here’s what you [more]

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Huntsville organizations to open warming centers this week

December 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville organizations to open warming centers this week

With temperatures expected to drop significantly tonight, Dec. 22, the City of Huntsville is supporting local partners in opening warming centers for the community. The National Weather Service reports dangerously cold temperatures will occur tonight and the evening of Friday, Dec. 23, as an Arctic air mass moves into the area. Temperatures will remain below freezing for 86 hours total, and a wind chill warning is in effect from midnight Friday [more]

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Courting Creativity: Huntsville’s first Fitness Court opens at John Hunt Park 

November 6, 2022 Click to view Courting Creativity: Huntsville’s first Fitness Court opens at John Hunt Park 

The City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville opened the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) Fitness Court® public art installation at John Hunt Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 10.  The new Fitness Court installation features a cross-training exercise platform and artwork of world-renowned artist Keith Haring.  “It’s fantastic to see artwork incorporated into our public projects across the city, Mayor Tommy Battle said. “It’s even more meaningful to see artistry wrapped into [more]

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Outdoor pickleball courts, other amenities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation Center

October 28, 2022 Click to view Outdoor pickleball courts, other amenities coming to John Hunt Park Recreation Center

The City of Huntsville is moving forward with plans to build a new recreation center at John Hunt Park. During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with William M. Boehme & Associates for architectural and engineering services for the design of the planned John Hunt Park Recreation Center. The 53,000-square-foot center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road will include [more]

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City of Huntsville considers medical cannabis program 

October 11, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville considers medical cannabis program 

The City of Huntsville is taking cautious steps toward participating in Alabama’s new medical cannabis system.   After giving careful consideration to the new medical option, City administration believes making medical cannabis products available to qualified patients under the care of a physician would be beneficial for those suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses.  Alabama is the 37th state to allow use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The law creating Alabama’s medical [more]

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