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Old 10-17-2020, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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If Alabama ever approves casinos (not just the "bingo" ones, but real casinos), do you think one would be built in the Huntsville area? I certainly hope so (but not too close )

Every time I go to Tunica or other places in Mississippi, there are lots of Huntsville, and other Alabama, vehicles there.
Poarch Creek Indians would never allow any "real" casinos in Alabama. Them paying off politicians in Montgomery is probably the reason we don't have a lottery.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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yes, Ascend: Ascend Five Points

there are 2 or 3 existing high rises being renovated as well, after sitting empty for years.



possibly. maybe along the river or 565/65, though... probably not downtown.
I noticed the cheapest monthly rent for Ascend is $625. When I graduated college in 1970, my tuition + dorm total for one semester was just over $900. Times and prices have change - a lot!

I was thinking maybe the ideal place would be in NW Madison County or NE Limestone, off 65 in the Ardmore area. Or, if Alabama continues to be stubborn, maybe Tennessee could approve casinos and build one at Ardmore.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:21 AM
 
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Huntsville will never look like the city it is becoming without an attractive downtown. Skyscrapers not necessary but unique, beautiful, signature buildings are a must
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:21 PM
 
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Huntsville will never look like the city it is becoming without an attractive downtown. Skyscrapers not necessary but unique, beautiful, signature buildings are a must
Unique is coming! Look up what developments AscendAmerica did. Their doing the old coca cola site.

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Old 10-18-2020, 03:33 PM
 
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Unique is coming! Look up what developments AscendAmerica did. Their doing the old coca cola site.
They are partners with couple other firms but yes it will be a premier development I expect.
https://www.rocketdevpartners.com/
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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They are partners with couple other firms but yes it will be a premier development I expect.
https://www.rocketdevpartners.com/
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Rocket’s first project is the development of a mixed-use community in a strategic location in the downtown core of Huntsville, Alabama.
It's been two years now since this announcement. There has been nothing new since then. It is apparent that this project is low in priority for them.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Unique is coming! Look up what developments AscendAmerica did. Their doing the old coca cola site.
They certainly have some unusual looking buildings, but all the 3 highlighted ones on their website are in Brooklyn. Not sure exactly what an "EB-5 Project" is. EB-5 is the green card program, best I can tell.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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It's been two years now since this announcement. There has been nothing new since then. It is apparent that this project is low in priority for them.
You gotta wonder.

The Coca Cola site and the Constellation site are two prime areas of downtown that not much has been accomplished after lots of fanfare.
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:51 AM
 
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Huntsville will never look like the city it is becoming without an attractive downtown. Skyscrapers not necessary but unique, beautiful, signature buildings are a must

We do need some different architecture for sure. The typical box with stucco or brick is getting a little old. The only problem with that is what is unique and beautiful today is often trendy and looks time dated in 10 or 15 years. I would rather go for the signature design that has a classic, timeless style. The buildings being built right now that have about 6 different types of siding on them are a good example of trendy design. It is a fad that will date them quickly. There is one downtown now, maybe one of the newer apartment/condo type buildings but I can't remember off the top of my head. It looks like they used scrap materials to do the outside. I can't stand that trend.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:45 AM
 
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Well, that's good to hear, if for no other reason that people will quit pining for it.
People will start back pining for a Chessecake Factory again..
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