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Huntsville residents see 'Big Picture' in city planning

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Residents are encouraged to help shape Huntsville's master plan. Residents are encouraged to help shape Huntsville's master plan.

Huntsville leaders want to hear from you about the future of the city. They're giving you the chance to help the city shape its master plan.

In order for this master plan to work, Huntsville residents need to participate and give their opinions. The purpose is to better understand what the community needs for the future.

At Tuesday's kick-off event, organizers presented their findings about what's needed in the community. This was followed by break-out sessions with residents.

Some of the topics the master plan will address over the coming months include plans for neighborhood redevelopment, parks and greenways, transportation and overall quality of life.

"It shows that people in the city are interested in their community," said Huntsville councilman Bill Kling. "We're talking about traffic flow patterns, greenways, bicycle paths, retail for the future, new restaurants. I think we're going to have a great future."

You can expect monthly opportunities to meet and join the conversation. They'll also bring in some experts. The 18-month project is called 'The Big Picture,' and their website contains more information about future meetings.

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