J Burton, Public Watcher

Open Issues: 107 Closed Issues: 21,734 Acknowledged Issues: 205
Watching issues created after: 2015-10-12

I am a public watcher interested in fixing issues as quickly as possible after they arise. I don't "fixes" that do not permanently address the problem, nor do I want the fix to take so long that it creates an issue of its own.

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  • 567-585 Monroe St Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    get zoning in place to create the downtown we want to see, not one that allows buildings based on uses.
  • 201-267 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Design and construct a ‘Signature Tower of Huntsville,’ one that has offices and residential condos. This would break the height limit on the skyline and promote the idea that Huntsville is sustainable for going up rather than out. Both the Mobile, AL RSA Battle House Tower and the Austin, Texas Austonian Towers are great examples of such projects.
  • 416-438 Dallas Ave Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Ability to be an indoor/outdoor market with refrigeration and other support facilities for being open everyday. A colofull train shed roof would draw attention from the Parkway and 565
  • 301 Church St Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Do something like Saturn hurling the rocket into space. Lots of companies here were involved in that great accomplishment
  • 743-749 Monroe St Sw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    The City can facilitate development of new business and residential based on where they locate parking garages.Parking is like oxygen to downtowns. New Garages can help infill development, or create new development oppurtunities for retail, residential. and offices. And PLEASE NO MORE SURFACE PARKING.
  • 971 Cleveland Ave Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Current Municipal BUILING IS IN STATE OF RAPID DECAY. The site it sits on is best hotel site in the city
  • 101-201 Martin Rd Sw Huntsville, AL 35824, USA - Huntsville
    Shops and services for the local residents - Trader Joes, or Koger, Carabou Coffee, Dry Cleaning, Beverage Store, national sit-down restaurant chain (e.g., Pancake House, Red Lobster, etc.), bank, &etc.
  • 469-477 Dallas Ave Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    all of Searcy homes property should be used for high density residential (apartments), offices, parking garages, retail; developed in a truly urban pattern, with a public market along the railroad tracks visible from the parkway and the interstate
  • 404 Meridian St N Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    sand volleyball courts across from skate park and dog park
  • 300-398 Madison St Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Instead of scattering fledgeling stores about downtown, concentrate them into well mixed mini-shopping streets in Garage street frontages
  • 310-428 Washington St Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    put it with the other active park uses
  • 223-291 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    I'm not sure, but I would guess that 5 Points/Old Town is one of the densest areas in Huntsville. It's also (at least east of California) one of the most affordable for young professionals and families. As a result, it could easily be one of the most vibrant, walkable areas of Huntsville, but it seems that there are power poles growing from every crack in the sidewalk, where sidewalks can be found.

    Also, none of the buildings in the area (with the exceptions of Star Market and 1892) have been improved lately. Landlords should be encouraged (read: incentivized) to upgrade their facilities. Ideally, buildings would be 2 or more stories with small setbacks and provide, in some cases, apartment living (like the main street in Providence).

    Further, I would personally love to see California turn into a 2 lane road with parallel parking and bike lanes between Randolph and Beirne. That, coupled with sidewalk improvements, would go a long way towards creating a pedestrian-friendly environment in the area of Huntsville that would be most receptive to it.