“Harnessing Huntsville’s Potential” Study Underway

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“Harnessing Huntsville’s Potential” Study Underway

Published on November 30, 2012 by Larry Crippen

A large crowd of concerned Walker County citizens showed up for the “Harnessing Huntsville’s Potential” presentation at the library Thursday night.

The regional planning group “Design Workshop” is putting together a study for our area.

The evening’s facilitator, Rebecca Leonard, filled everyone in on what they were there to do . . . .

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Leonard said, “By taking positive steps on these topics today, you’ll be in a better place for the community to absorb the growth that is, no doubt, headed your direction on forty-five.”

City of Huntsville Assistant Community Development Specialist Chandra Steinback helped organize the local event, also. Citizen participants in the study voted last night on areas where improvements in the community were needed. They also met in groups to prioritze as to their importance. Educational improvement was number one, followed by a need for marketing our area, with the wet-dry issue and adult education tying for third place. Other important issues included housing improvement and a business park.

They’ll be getting everyone back together in March. In April, the case study will be completed.

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