Huntsville leaders hope to spur new growth at Research Park

Huntsville leaders are considering a new plan to invite more businesses to Research Park.

“Let’s go grab lunch, sit down outside, have some discussions about what we’re working on,” said Cummings Research Park Director Erin Koshut. “What our life is like outside, and enjoy it together rather than sitting in our car in traffic.”

Koshut said a group is working hard to bring changes like that to Research Park and that it starts with changing the zoning.

“This will allow for restaurants, some limited retail, buildings closer to the street,” said  Jim Mcguffey, Manager of Planning Services.

“They are looking for areas where their employees can walk to service areas, where they can grab breakfast, lunch, get their hair cut,” Koshut said.

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