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Land Trust, Huntsville hosting forums on greenway plan

HUNTSVILLE – The Land Trust of North Alabama and the Huntsville Planning Department are holding a series of forums next week seeking public input on the city’s Greenway Master Plan.

The goal of the open-house events is to review the plan’s progress and set the agenda for the next five years. The forums are Nov. 28-30.

Greenways are critical to the city’s overall vision, promoting health and wellness, tourism, economic development, recreation. By collaborating with the Land Trust, the city said it is advancing its plan to build more greenways.

“When it comes to greenways, every project is unique,” said Dennis Madsen, city manager of Urban and Long-Range Planning. “While greenway planning, design and construction involve a lot of variables, we remain committed to providing these diverse, safe transportation and recreation options for the public.”

The forums are:

  • Nov. 28, 5:30-7 p.m., Johnson Legacy Center, 6000 Cecil Fain Drive
  • Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., South Huntsville Library, 7901-L Bailey Cove Road
  • Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m., Williams Middle School, 155 Barren Fork Blvd.

The Greenway Master Plan reflects the community’s vision for a connected system of trails and greenways for the benefit of the public, city officials said. Informed by Huntsville’s BIG Picture comprehensive planning process, the master plan is designed to connect Huntsville’s cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Huntsville adopted its first Greenway Master Plan in 2006. There are nearly 75 miles of greenways and trails throughout the Huntsville area. The city has budgeted 44 more miles for construction by 2023.

Click here to view the 2022 Greenway Master Plan.

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