Huntsville Mayor discusses “The Big Picture” plan

Huntsville Growth
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 6:50 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Four years ago, Mayor Tommy Battle launched Huntsville’s comprehensive master plan called “The Big Picture”.

On Thursday, Mayor Battle discussed the city’s future as Huntsville leaders have even bigger plans. Mayor Battle believes that the city is trending in the right direction and that the progress that the city has seen is as good as any place in the country.

“It is not the same place it used to be,” Battle said. “It used to be 10 years ago, as a former mayor used to say, we had a traffic problem cause you could lay down on the road at 5 o clock downtown and no one would run you over. It’s a busier place than it was.”

Mayor Battle announced the city will launch informative blogs on the city’s website to include a variety of topics, such as alternative modes of transportation, arts and culture, housing and more.

Mayor Battle thanks private businesses for helping fuel Huntsville’s booming enterprise.

“The growth of the private sector provides a lot of help,” Mayor Battle said. “You’ve got Meta with the $2 million expansion. That money, when you start breaking it down, means a lot of property tax to the city, the county, and to the schools.”

The informative blogs will begin in August and continue through the end of the year.

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