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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, City officials cut ribbon to open ‘100-year’ City Hall

May 21, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, City officials cut ribbon to open ‘100-year’ City Hall

City leaders hailed the new City Hall as a 100-year building designed to be more accommodating during a ribbon-cutting celebration held on the sidewalk outside the main entrance. Located at 305 Fountain Circle, Huntsville’s new center of municipal government will bring departments that frequently interact with the public under one roof to provide efficient services for residents and businesspeople who previously had to visit multiple locations to conduct business with the [more]

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Celebrating the Food City groundbreaking

May 8, 2024 Click to view Celebrating the Food City groundbreaking

North Huntsville residents have cause for celebration as ground was broken Wednesday, May 8, on the new Food City, providing a much-needed grocery option and signaling new economic development prospects for the area.  The milestone underscores the growing interest in North Huntsville as a hub for both commercial and residential expansion. Located at 10210 North Memorial Parkway, the new Food City store will offer a full-service meat department, bakery, pharmacy and an [more]

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City of Huntsville approves project to support affordable housing

April 11, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville approves project to support affordable housing

City of Huntsville leaders approved a project to build a 42-unit multi-family development partially supported by American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to provide safe, affordable housing for the homeless and other vulnerable groups. The facility will be constructed on Venona Avenue, on land owned by Neighborhood Concepts Inc. Neighborhood Concepts will leverage the City’s commitment of $2,300,376 in HOME Investment Partnerships ARP funding to apply for $12.8 million in State ARP [more]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

February 27, 2024 Click to view Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

The name’s the same, but Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park has a fresh new look following a four-month renovation project. James Crawford cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated James C. Crawford Park in North Huntsville. Crawford was joined by District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith, Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett, Mayor Tommy Battle and members of the Edmonton Heights community. Since joining the City’s park network in 2004, James C. [more]

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Huntsville celebrates new beginnings for academic hub on North Parkway

December 6, 2023 Click to view Huntsville celebrates new beginnings for academic hub on North Parkway

Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville City Schools representatives and members of Huntsville City Council to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art Central Office and Career Technical Facility. The City transferred 14 acres at the corner of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive to Huntsville City Schools for the new campus. The projected completion date is fall 2025. Referencing the new career tech center, Mayor Battle said the facility will empower [more]

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Holiday light contest aims to brighten spirits and homes in District 1

November 17, 2023 Click to view Holiday light contest aims to brighten spirits and homes in District 1

If you live in Huntsville’s District 1 get ready to untangle your lights, check the bulbs and participate in the Deck the District holiday light contest. Whether you prefer classic colors or inflatables, residents are encouraged to make spirits bright by going all out for the season. The contest is open to District 1 residents only. Council Member Devyn Keith is organizing Deck the District, which includes prizes for first, second and [more]

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Councill School Alumni Association dedicates new statues at William Hooper Councill Park

October 24, 2023 Click to view Councill School Alumni Association dedicates new statues at William Hooper Councill Park

The William Hooper Councill School Alumni Association unveiled four new statues during a dedication ceremony at William Hooper Councill Park on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The unveiling represents the completion of the $1.65 million park, which opened on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville in 2020. The park is located on the site of the former Councill School. The City’s first public school for African-American students served the Huntsville community from 1867 [more]

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Public invited to attend meetings on Mill Creek redevelopment project

October 12, 2023 Click to view Public invited to attend meetings on Mill Creek redevelopment project

The City of Huntsville and the Huntsville Housing Authority are moving forward with plans to redevelop property along Governors Drive, and officials would like to hear from the public. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative focuses on the area surrounding Butler Terrace and Butler Terrace Addition, now known as Mill Creek. Three upcoming meetings are planned to discuss the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI), a project led by [more]

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Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

August 16, 2023 Click to view Huntsville City Council improvement funds support quality-of-life projects, nonprofits

A discretionary improvement fund established for each Huntsville City Council district is helping to improve quality of life for citizens across all parts of our community. (From left to right) District 2 Council Member David Little, District 3 Council Member Dr. Jennie Robinson, District 5 Council Member John Meredith, District 4 Council Member Bill Kling and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith. The City Council proposed a resolution last year that would [more]

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More improvements coming to North Huntsville park

August 10, 2023 Click to view More improvements coming to North Huntsville park

A community park in North Huntsville is getting some necessary improvements. James Crawford Park on Melody Road serves several neighborhoods near Alabama A&M University. A new playground was installed earlier this year. Now, the Huntsville City Council has authorized a contract for further refurbishments. The $598,711 agreement with Dunlap Contracting, Inc., approved during Thursday’s meeting, will allow for the demolition of the existing outdoor basketball court and the construction of a [more]

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