Huntsville Downtown Development Initiative. Eat Live Play Work. Presented by: Donna Lamb Lamb Commercial Services Small Business/Investment Real Estate Specialists Building Your Business is Our Business. Big Spring Partners, Inc.
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Lamb Commercial Services
Small Business/Investment Real Estate SpecialistsBuilding Your Business is Our Business
is the non-profit entity that works with the City of Huntsville - on revitalization and redevelopment of downtown Huntsville.
To market and promote property in downtown Huntsville, with special emphasis on the central Downtown business area (Downtown Core), and to assist the City in the promotion and growth of the Downtown Core.
In carrying out this mission, the advice of Big Spring Partners Downtown Development Stakeholders will be utilized to the maximum extent available from the committee, as an entity and as individual members.
Other cities that have embarked on focused downtown revitalization are producing benefits.*
These benefits include:
* Based on a review of case studies and related data from Chattanooga, TN; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Louisville, Kentucky.Downtown Revitalization Benefits Everyone
Source: “The Case for Downtown Revitalization” Wichita, Kansas (2009)
“I like being able to work in a clean, safe environment that combines an atmosphere of southern hospitality with the professional character that helps me conduct business.”
- Kyle Findlay, Financial AdvisorBlue Creek Investments
J.F. Drake State Technical College is pleased to be a part of downtown Huntsville because of the opportunities afforded our students to interact with the business communities that represent many of the areas that our students will enter upon graduation.
The downtown location also provides students with convenient access to shops, restaurants, banks, parks, museums, and city and county services. There is also an advantage for local residents who have found it convenient to enroll in classes they might otherwise never have considered.Helen T. McAlpine, Ed.D.,
I enjoy being able to get out and walk around the park and downtown as a mini-getaway from the work day.
Tim Lewin, General Manager Huntsville Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa
I live and work in the Downtown area....the atmosphere and quaintness are qualities I enjoy. The surroundings have a very calming effect during works hours and after hours. I would recommend it to all!
Anna Parvin, Customer Service Manager
Since recently opening its Huntsville office at 216 West Side Square, Harris IV has won a major contract. They will be expanding on Redstone Arsenal.
An internet-based research organization, OP4G allows members to earn money while supporting their favorite non-profit. The company recently opened its Huntsville office at 125 North Side Square.
After operating out of the living room of its local director Sarah Oglesby for the past year, the Arthritis Foundation has a much more visible home in the former Regions Bank Building, 216 West Side Square.
A recent addition to downtown Huntsville, Hutcheson Enterprises relocated downtown and moved into the SIRSI building. They currently house 40 to 50 employees and provide financial services to businesses in the area. There is additional space available for lease in the Sirsi building.
Part of a rapidly growing network of executive search professionals, Global Recruiters of Huntsville recently moved into the historic building, located at 125 North Side Square. Their goal is to offer world-class permanent placement services by providing leading companies with top-performing talent, under the most demanding deadlines, and who meet and exceed expectations.
Now residing in Westside Court, Nexus Energy Center brings a forward-thinking green initiative to the downtown landscape. "I love being here on the square," says RuchiSinghal, owner of Nexus Energy Center. "The park is so pretty!"
Glenn Mitchell, owner of Style Salon is famous for her appearance on Bravo's"Shear Genius" and for being a finalist for the North American Hairstylist Award in the fashion forward category. Construction of her new salon is underway at 301 East Holmes.
Thank you to the following companies who have generously committed to fund $5000 a year for two years for the Downtown Development Initiative!
McLain Coldwell Banker
West Huntsville Land Co.