Community News and New Developments

Long-awaited groundbreaking set for downtown Huntsville development

A rendering of AC Hotels by Marriott at CityCentre at Big Spring. (Courtesy photo) By Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com on January 03, 2017 at 11:32 AM A formal groundbreaking for a long-awaited development project in downtown Huntsville has been set for next week, perhaps signaling a move forward in efforts to re-shape a high-profile spot…

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Small Business Owners’ Optimism Skyrockets Following Trump Victory

Small businesses seem to like a unified Republican government.   by Luke Kawa December 13, 2016, 7:02 AM CST President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. elections is a giant leap for small businesses, according to a survey of their owners. The November reading of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ small business optimism index…

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Rocket City home sales up 9 percent in March over last year

  Sales: According to the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service, Huntsville/Madison County residential sales totaled 508 units during March, an increase in sales growth of 8.5 percent or 40 units from the same period last year. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report. For all of Huntsville’s area housing data, click here.  Forecast: Closed transactions in March were 87 units or 20 percent above our monthly…

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Google comes to Huntsville – Gig City USA

Huntsville: Gig City USA Mayor Tommy Battle announced that in 2017, Google Fiber will be bringing its ultra-fast internet service to Huntsville. Huntsville will now be the 10th city in the country with such incredible speeds–roughly 1-gigabit per second–or nearly 85 times that of the average current speed in the U.S. Google Fiber will partner…

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Huntsville City Council approves Uber ordinance

By Lee Roop | lroop@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 11, 2016 at 8:33 PM, updated February 12, 2016 at 6:53 AM The Huntsville City Council unanimously approved two ordinances Thursday night designed to allow new-style taxi companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city. City officials say…

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CityCentre project in downtown Huntsville

A fast-growing hotel brand with Spanish roots will be the first tenant to break ground this year at CityCentre at Big Spring in downtown Huntsville. A guest room at AC Hotels by Marriott in Miami Beach. (achotels.marriott.com)  AC Hotels by Marriott will anchor the $100 million mixed-use project across from Big Spring International Park and…

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Stone Crossing apartment community in Huntsville sold for $15 million

By Lucy Berry | lberry@al.com Follow on Twitter on February 12, 2016 at 3:31 PM A 276-unit apartment community in Huntsville was sold recently for more than $15 million. Commercial real estate company Berkadia said today it has negotiated the sale of Stone Crossing on University Drive to Stone Crossing 2014, LLC, for $15,150,000. The…

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