J Burton, Public Watcher

Open Issues: 140 Closed Issues: 29,447 Acknowledged Issues: 269
Watching issues created after: 2015-10-12

I am a public watcher interested in fixing issues as quickly as possible after they arise. I don't "fixes" that do not permanently address the problem, nor do I want the fix to take so long that it creates an issue of its own.

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  • 313-365 Pelham Ave Sw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    To help make the whole area more walkable and to create a vivid sense of connection with Huntsville's past outside of Twickenham, create a self-guided "tour" for pedestrians, with a series of walkways with historical markers (to supplement those already existing) and occasional benches with shade trees, linking sites of cultural significance throughout the Medical District, Big Spring Park, downtown and the depot area. Acknowledge Huntsville's Native American and African American past and natural history to supplement the space and cotton related histories so often noted. Markers, monuments or plaques could explain the Indian tribes that once lived here, convey botanical information about old trees, explain caves and springs, identify the stockyards, recall businesses in the former black business district and churches that are no longer there, and identify the main trails of days gone by. We could memorialize the old neighborhood known as the Grove, teach about the waterways flowing through town, tell where the railroad tracks go, show the types of architecture replaced by Urban Renewal, or show a map of the initial survey lines, for some examples. To remember buildings now gone we could have a pictorial plaques at places like the site of the old Carnegie library, and one at the court house to depict the old courthouses. An effort like this could help unify the different parts of downtown as well as the people of downtown in two ways: by encouraging people to get out and circulate, and by enhancing their collective sense of local history. As we improve downtown for the future, we can also preserve memories of Huntsville's past in a tangible, healthful way that is free and open to the public. (This photo shows a pictorial plaque in Birmingham's Civil Rights District.)
  • 308 Fountain Cir Sw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    This is the best site in town for a luxury or boutique hotel. It overlooks Big Spring Park East, but would not take any park land
  • 101-113 Oakwood Ave Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Have a Trader Joe's at the old Winn Dixie near Oakwood and Meridian
  • 6802-6900 Old Madison Pike Nw Huntsville, AL 35806, USA - Huntsville
    We need both a Joe's Crab Shack, Dave & Buster's and Cheesecake Factory here. There's lots of empty space near Sports Authority and putting it near Bridgestreet would be great to bring lots of people to the shopping center. All 3 are hugely popular and would be a great for the city revenue and being just off the interstate would bring in more visitors that may end up shopping as well at Bridgestreet. I'm shocked we haven't tried to get them to Huntsville already!!
  • 100-198 Pollard Cir Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Provide places for outdoor yoga, tai chi, and bocci ball. Do a small pond for flood control, but keep water in it at all times. Center of pond might be good for scuplture fountain
  • Other Archived
    Intersection Of Capshaw And Trailing Creek Road Nw Madison, Alabama - Huntsville
    There is no street light at the intersection of Capshaw Road and Trailing Creek Road NW at the entrance to Cross Creek subdivision. The entrance is very difficult to see after dark, and many people have commented on how they have trouble finding it after sundown. Our neighborhood would appreciate it if you would consider adding a street light at that intersection, if at all possible. Thank you.
  • Kroger's Archived
    101-201 Martin Rd Sw Huntsville, AL 35824, USA - Huntsville
  • 108-116 Castle Dr Madison, AL 35758, USA - US Congressional District AL5
    Castle Drive is zoned City of Huntsville in many parts, yet its sidewalks are broken (where they exist), lighting is almost non-existent, and the road is full of cracks and potholes. Many local businesses operate on Castle Drive. Please consider giving it some attention in these areas.
  • 443-499 Monroe St Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    The Roundabout should create prime space for development
  • 620 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    it just a big peace of nothing there
  • 162 Old Gurley Rd Ne Huntsville, AL 35811, USA - Huntsville
    Need more shopping options in this area
  • 205 Pollard St Sw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    southern end of active greenway/park coulbe exterior flow riders like those on cruise ships and elsewhere