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Huntsville cyclists collaborate with City to launch See & Be Seen reporting tool

January 23, 2020

Keeping roadways safe is a high priority for the City’s urban development and public safety departments. Together, these teams of engineers, planners, and police officers work in tandem to integrate new forms of mobility to the transportation plan. This includes safely accommodating bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle traffic. Long enjoyed for pleasure riding and sport, bikes have become a popular method of transportation on Huntsville streets. As more bicycles enter the [more]

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Mayor Battle appoints inaugural Music Advisory Board

January 23, 2020

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle appointed nine members to the inaugural Music Advisory Board of Directors at the January 23 City Council Meeting. In 2018, the City of Huntsville entered into an agreement with Sound Diplomacy, an internationally recognized consulting group, to conduct an extensive music audit to assess the strengths and opportunities of Huntsville’s music economy. The Music Advisory Board, an organizing body that was a key recommendation of the music audit, will work with [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Kicks-off 2020 with Scale Back Alabama 

January 21, 2020

It’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions to shape up in 2020. To help everyone reach their fitness goals, Mayor Tommy Battle and the Healthy Huntsville team partners officially kicked off Scale Back Alabama today at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Scale Back Alabama is a free program that encourages teams of two to lose weight (a goal of 10 pounds each) from the end of January to the beginning of April. The teams must register [more]

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Downtown parking options for VBC weekend events, Jan. 17-19

January 17, 2020

The Von Braun Center will be hosting multiple events this weekend to include Broadway productions, concerts, hockey games, dance and boat shows. The City of Huntsville’s parking division reminds Downtown visitors of numerous public parking options within a short walking distance of the Von Braun Center. This includes thousands of parking spaces in City garages to provide for a comfortable experience during wet weather conditions. Arrive early – typically at least 30 [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 17, 2020

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20.  This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit (shuttle and paratransit) and Municipal Court. Garbage Collection:  residential curbside collection will be delayed one day for the week of Jan. 20-24. Monday’s collection will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be collected on Wednesday, and so on. Public Safety:  Police and Fire essential personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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Hays Farm Village Center to feature nine-acre community green

January 9, 2020

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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City of Huntsville parking options for milestone weekend at VBC

January 2, 2020

The Von Braun Center’s Mars Music Hall will officially open its doors this Friday, January 3, drawing thousands of music fans – and their cars – to downtown Huntsville. In addition to the Mars Music Hall grand opening on Friday, the Von Braun Center will host the Havoc vs. Quad City and Broadway Theater League will present Bandstand. The City of Huntsville’s parking division reminds Downtown visitors of numerous parking options within a short [more]

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City says goodbye to Imagine Huntsville, encourages ideas via Big Picture website and social

December 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s contract with IdeaScale, the platform that brought Imagine Huntsville to life, ended on December 31, 2019. The City launched Imagine Huntsville in 2013 as an online platform for Huntsville citizens to submit ideas ranging a wide variety of subjects to contribute to the City’s planning and growth. Eventually, the platform evolved to focus on generating ideas for the City’s Big Picture Comprehensive Plan, which was presented [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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