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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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Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

April 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Extends Face Cover Requirements in City Buildings

The City of Huntsville will require employees and the public to wear face coverings in all City buildings, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Thursday during a news conference at City Hall. Though Alabama’s Safer at Home Order expires Friday, April 9, the City decided to continue its face covering protocols until further notice. There are several exceptions, however, for essential job functions, such as eating or drinking, working outdoors or to enhance communication. “We [more]

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City Celebrates Opening of Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center and North Huntsville Library

April 7, 2021 Click to view City Celebrates Opening of Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center and North Huntsville Library

The City of Huntsville debuted its latest public amenity on Sparkman Drive to benefit residents living in North Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith hosted a ribbon-cutting on April 7 to open the Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center, an eleven-acre campus featuring the new North Huntsville Library and recreation facilities. The $11 million project was funded by the City of Huntsville and donations from private and [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

March 29, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Good Friday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit services. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Recycling will also not be affected. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities are closed, except the [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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Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

March 25, 2021 Click to view Mayor Battle appoints new directors for Parks & Recreation, Parking & Public Transit

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle on Thursday announced the appointments of Bernita Reese as director of Huntsville Parks & Recreation and Quisha Riche as director of Parking & Public Transit. The Mayor’s recommendations were unanimously approved by the City Council. Reese fills the spot left vacant following Steve Ivey’s recent retirement, while Riche replaces Tommy Brown, who retires in June. Bernita Reese Bernita Reese Reese comes to Huntsville from Columbus, Ohio, where she has served [more]

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City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

December 23, 2020 Click to view City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

Dr. William Hooper Councill has returned to the grounds of the former high school that bears his name. A statue of Dr. Councill, commissioned by the City of Huntsville, now proudly welcomes alumni and visitors to the William Hooper Councill School Park on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. The park opened in fall 2019 as a tribute and memorial to the hundreds of African-American students who studied there during the [more]

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District 1 Town Hall Booklet – December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020 Click to view District 1 Town Hall Booklet – December 1, 2020

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Not your average recreation center – Johnson Legacy Center opens August 15

August 14, 2020 Click to view Not your average recreation center – Johnson Legacy Center opens August 15

August 15 Grand Opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers tours, demonstrations, memberships A facility of firsts, the 41,695-square foot Johnson Legacy Center (JLC) will be the first membership-based recreation center in the City of Huntsville, the first City-managed facility with an indoor rock climbing wall and the first to offer multi-use courts that can be adjusted to meet the demands of both volleyball and futsal. The $5.3 million facility [more]

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North Huntsville Economic and Community Development Report

August 5, 2020 Click to view North Huntsville Economic and Community Development Report

This report was created by the City of Huntsville’s Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond and explores recent industrial and commercial development in North Huntsville, identifies opportunity zones for future growth, examines major road projects and provides an overview of additional quality of life and public safety news in the area. READ: North Huntsville Economic and Community Development Report

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