Imagine Huntsville Website Generating “Great” Ideas

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Imagine Huntsville website continues to see big interest since it’s launch, drawing at least 277 ideas from users as of mid-August.

The ideas cover everything from transportation to greenway expansion to downtown revitalization. The top idea, with the most votes, is currently a suggestion to expand Amtrack service. A suggestion for a downtown movie theatre is leading the “hot” list of trending ideas.

Mayor Tommy Battle was ecstatic with the early response from users when the city’s Imagine Huntsville website first launched.

The web-based discussion board gives users a chance to weigh in on the future of the city and what plans should include. It's part of the city's effort to craft a comprehensive plan for the area - the first in 40 years.

One user wants the city to plan for a zoo or aquarium, while another asks for a river front development. Mayor Battle says all the ideas are being used as city staff create mater plans for future growth and development.

"The instant feedback is great, it gets a lot of people excited about the future of Huntsville and the engagement online is helping us gauge the wants and needs of our citizens better than before," Battle told WHNT News 19 Wednesday.

Currently the city is asking users to give ideas about the dozens of city parks.

To get in on the discussion click here.

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