Five Points

Open Issues: 0 Closed Issues: 29 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2011-01-19

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: A little bit more infrastructure for pedestrians will go a long way.
  • 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.
  • 205 Andrew Jackson Way Ne Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    sandwich restaurant. maybe where wok express closed. perfect for 5 points
  • 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.
  • 154-198 Maysville Rd Se Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    There is a manhole just south of Bid-a-Wee Dr which has had some work done to it. The cover is raised up above the road surface and there appears to be a sinkhole forming on one side of the repair. Not sure what needs to be done but it is a hazard to traffic.
  • Pratt Avenue Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville

    Traffic Signal Obscured - more trimming requested.

    The overhead tree growth in an area of Pratt Avenue needs more trimming. (Ref: # 1931872)

    The tree at about 805 Pratt Avenue east of Russell Street on Pratt Avenue still obscures the traffic signal. At about the same point the traffic light at Andrew Jackson Way is visible and this could cause serious confusion for drivers approaching the Russell Street intersection.

  • Us-72 Alt Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    The light at sparkman dr and bonnell is very very long if you're trying to exit bonnell
  • Maysville And Randolph Intersection Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Traffic traveling on Maysville and turning RIGHT on Randolph do not have to stop. The sign reads, "Turn right without stopping." Traffic tat is stopped coming from Toll Gate to Randolph have no way of knowing that traffic from Maysville do not have to stop. As a result traffic coming from Toll Gate frequently run the stop sign almost hitting the traffic coming from Maysville.