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Residents give input on future of Ditto Landing

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City planners let residents use maps and tools to submit proposals for development at Ditto Landing. (Source: WAFF) City planners let residents use maps and tools to submit proposals for development at Ditto Landing. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville city leaders took input from community members about what to do with Ditto Landing.

City leaders are considering several ideas for redevelopment, such as restaurants, expanded greenways, a re-developed campsite and marina – even a mountain bike course.

Dozens of residents turned out for Tuesday night's discussion, in what was called a "Citizen's Academy."

City planning officials discussed what people need to keep in mind when making suggestions: topography, floodplain areas, as well as zoning restrictions. Currently, the federal government restricts commercial development on most of Ditto Landing. The city does not own the area.

Following the main discussion, attendees were broken into smaller groups to participate in "mini-planning sessions." With access to the same maps and documents that the city uses, the groups were allowed to develop plans to submit to city leaders.

For those who were unable to attend Tuesday's meeting, you can still have your voice heard. You can tweet your ideas using the hashtag #BigPictureHSV or visit BigPictureHuntsville.com.

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