Five Points

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Following plans for improvements to Five Points. City paid for pedestrian friendly design years ago but few changes have been implemented. We also need pedestrian connection to downtown from Meridian down Pratt, and public areas for flea markets for local goods, etc. This area has so much potential.

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  • 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.

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  • 720 Pratt Ave Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    5 Points needs a bar amongst all the shops and restaurants. It'd be nice to be able to have a few drinks and then walk home without having to hike 2 miles to downtown.

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  • 205 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    There are many vegetarians in Huntsville who would like a restaurant where they can order straight off the menu without making modifications or worrying about cross-contamination. 5-points would be the perfect place for this.

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  • Five Points Archived
    600-698 Pratt Ave Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    Consider Five Points as part of Downtown when planning. Five points is one of the few areas in Huntsville that has character and historic significance. Let's build on this solid foundation.

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  • 401 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    Vibrant downtown areas typically have high pedestrian traffic. Downtown Huntsville could benefit from additional pedestrian infrastructure. Roads around downtown such as California, Andrew Jackson, Lowe, Meridian need more crosswalks. This would be a fairly cheap and easy way to show that the downtown area is walker friendly. Creatively designed pedestrian bridges (replicas of actual bridges i.e. small Golden Gate, small Brooklyn Bridge, etc.) could be a theme used to attract more tourists downtown. A brochure with a map highlighting all the interesting pedestrian bridges would keep people in downtown and walking by area attractions (i.e. museum, restaurants, Harrison Brothers, etc.). Downtown and Five Points have reasonable walkscores: http://www.walkscore.com/score/downtown-huntsville-al A little bit more infrastructure for pedestrians will go a long way.

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  • 651-699 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    Don't stop with the upgrades that were started at Five Points.
    Please continue the improvements north along Andrew Jackson Way.
    This area of Huntsville has so much potential.

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  • 307-349 Russell St Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    Place the blasted pedestrian crossing traffic signal button in a place where people don't have to climb over shrubs and landscaping to get to it.

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  • 205 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    sandwich restaurant. maybe where wok express closed. perfect for 5 points

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  • 717 Pratt Ave Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    I suggest that there be restirctions placed on light "spill over" from lighting by businesses in 5-Points. Lighting should be directed downward and have shields which preclude the light from spilling over 50 feet or so from the boundaries of the business. Perhaps compliance could be required on new lights and within 5 years on existing lights.

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  • 200 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    Huntsville has many unsightly signs along our streets. I suggest that restirctions be placed on signs in the 5-Points Districs as to height, size, and brightness. Examples are Germantown in Memphis and Hilton Head Island. This could then be the first steps for expanding into other parts of Huntsville.

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    611 Halsey Ave Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville

    We need a safe pedestrian crossing so people in the Chapman and Five Points area can cross over safely to Lincoln Mill, Lee High School and Jackson Way Baptist Church. Historically these neighborhoods were joined and easy to walk, but the construction of I-565 bisected the neighborhood, and the intersection of Oakwood and Andrew Jackson has no safe place for bikes and pedestrians to cross.

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  • 700 Oshaughnessy Avenue Northeast Huntsville, AL - Huntsville

    The east side of the AJW/Oshaughnessy intersection's light sensor doesn't perform very well. When waiting at the intersection even with no traffic on AJW, sometimes you'll wait for 5+ minutes. However, often when a car arrives at the signal behind you while waiting, it'll quickly change, I think they may wish to examine the sensor to insure it is aimed well to ensure it senses cars that wait at the signal at normal stopping positions.

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