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A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

September 28, 2021 Click to view A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

A new chapter begins today for South Huntsville as the much-anticipated South Huntsville Public Library opens to the community. The 30,750-square-foot facility replaces the old Bailey Cove Library Branch in Weatherly Plaza. Located in the City of Huntsville’s Sandra Moon Community Complex, the library was designed to meet the needs of a dynamic, growing community with plenty of space for books, gatherings and technology. The library is a collaborative effort between the [more]

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Huntsville Recoups Investment in Remington Arms Agreement

July 23, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Recoups Investment in Remington Arms Agreement

The City of Huntsville and its regional partners have recovered $12.5 million in incentives offered to former firearms manufacturer Remington Arms in 2014. The nearly 200-year-old firearms manufacturer filed for bankruptcy in October 2020, resulting in the sale and auction of its assets. The recent sale of Remington’s 800,000-square-foot facility on Electronics Boulevard enabled the Cities of Huntsville and Athens, Madison County, Morgan County, Limestone County, and the Limestone County Economic [more]

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Progress continues on redesign of Joe Davis Stadium

May 27, 2021 Click to view Progress continues on redesign of Joe Davis Stadium

The City of Huntsville and its partners at Chapman Sisson Architects continue progress on renovation designs for Joe Davis Stadium. Known to locals as “The Joe,” the planned transformation of the stadium will give the property new life and make much of it unrecognizable to those who drive by each day. “This is a renovation of the entire stadium,” said Ricky Wilkinson, director of General Services. “A state-of-the-art scoreboard, audio-visual system, infrastructure [more]

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Mayor Battle Joins HudsonAlpha Officials for Groundbreaking on Campus Expansion

May 10, 2021 Click to view Mayor Battle Joins HudsonAlpha Officials for Groundbreaking on Campus Expansion

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle on Monday joined state and local officials as part of a groundbreaking on two new additions at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle speaks Monday, May 10, at a groundbreaking ceremony for a planned expansion of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The expansion includes a 90,000-square-foot facility that will become Discovery Life Sciences’ (DLS) global headquarters, estimated for completion in Q4 2022. The second part of [more]

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April 2021 – Development Review

May 10, 2021 Click to view April 2021 – Development Review

Two new-to-Huntsville restaurants were among the list of non-residential permits issued in March. More than 1,000 housing units were permitted last month. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In April, 1,067 housing units were permitted, 127 single- and 940 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.04 (Flint River) where 343 units were permitted, 7 single- and 336 multi-family. This is a 489.5% increase over April 2020, [more]

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Old Highway 20, portion of Greenbrier Parkway, opens to public Friday

April 15, 2021 Click to view Old Highway 20, portion of Greenbrier Parkway, opens to public Friday

Traffic moving in and out of Huntsville’s booming western corridor should flow much smoother with the dual openings of Old Highway 20 from Greenbrier Parkway to County Line Road and Greenbrier Parkway between Old Highway 20 and Mooresville Road. Both projects will be open to through traffic beginning Friday, April 16. The multimillion dollar improvements were part of the City’s infrastructure commitment to the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant, expected to [more]

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Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

April 8, 2021 Click to view Focusing on Huntsville’s future: An update on TIF districts

For more than a decade, the City of Huntsville has successfully financed many major improvement projects by using Tax Increment Financing, better known as TIFs. They have helped provide schools, roads, and other infrastructure to support economic development and growth. In Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting, the City’s Finance Director, Penny Smith, provided an update on the City’s six TIF districts. “The TIFs are performing very well and they have played [more]

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March 2021 – Development Review

April 7, 2021 Click to view March 2021 – Development Review

Continued expansion of the Mazda Toyota and Facebook projects, and the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering were among the list of non-residential permits issued in March. Both residential permits and certificates of occupancy (COs) increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In March, 575 housing units were permitted, 206 single- and 369 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.26 (Plummer Road) where 343 [more]

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City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

April 1, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Secures Team Pain to Design World Class Skatepark in John Hunt Park

A new cutting-edge sports complex designed by Team Pain is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution on January 14, 2021 that authorized the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and Friends of Parks & Recreation for the construction and maintenance of the John Hunt [more]

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Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

March 25, 2021 Click to view Johnson Legacy Center to include new urban park

Just seven months after cutting the ribbon on the new Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) in northwest Huntsville, the City is moving forward with plans to add an urban park to the campus. At the request of Mayor Tommy Battle, City Council approved a contract with Bostick Landscape Architects to design a new outdoor park adjacent to the JLC. “As we start this second phase, I am excited to see, yet again, the [more]

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