Community News and New Developments

Huntsville Oks deal ‘confident’ Blue Origin plant is coming

Updated on July 15, 2017 at 11:43 AM Posted on July 14, 2017 at 5:17 AM   This illustration shows the design planned for the Blue Origin rocket engine plant coming to Huntsville’s research park. (City of Huntsville) By Lee Roop lroop@al.com The Huntsville City Council unanimously approved a deal Thursday night to bring a…

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MidCity Huntsville among 12 largest commercial real estate projects in US

MidCity Huntsville among 12 largest commercial real estate projects in US Lucy Berry | lberry@al.com 4 minutes A high profile redevelopment project in Huntsville is getting the attention of a major U.S. real estate publication. An aerial photo of the MidCity Huntsville site in Huntsville taken May 20, 2017. (Marty Sellers | sellersphoto.com) National Real…

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Details, renderings of new Constellation project

Lucy Berry | lberry@al.com 5.17.17 The stars have finally aligned at Constellation in downtown Huntsville. Huntsville developer Scott McLain and partners met for a news conference this morning at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott to discuss the future of the old Heart of Huntsville Mall property on Memorial Parkway at Clinton Avenue. The $180 million…

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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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