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Councilmember Meredith provides updates on Research Park

President, and Huntsville City Councilmember John Meredith provides updates on ongoing projects at Research Park.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Cummings Research Park is the second-largest research park in the country, and it’s put the city of Huntsville on the map.

FOX54 News Keneisha Deas caught up with the President, and City of Huntsville Councilmember (Dist. 5), John Meredith, about the current projects underway in his district.

“We have the cyber school, almost ready to open now. They’re in Research Park, and across the street, there is a lot of development that is right on the cusp of happening,” said Huntsville City Councilmember, Dist. 5, John Meredith.

Nearby plans are to repurpose a canal as part of the development. “We're really looking to open that up and use it as a waterway that we can have recreational opportunities around,” said Meredith.

Meredith said growth is a big factor in the area on both the East and West sides of Research Park.

“We are raising by 10% the price for moving into purchasing land to relocate or locate your business in Research Park,” said Meredith.

Meredith is aware of the infrastructure needed to keep up with development. “Unfortunately, some infrastructure does lag behind the development. However, that being said, the city understands what's needed, and we budget for it and we get it done as soon as humanly possible.”

Work on roadways like Research Park Boulevard, and Madison Pike Bridge are what Meredith hopes will make traffic easier for those who live, work, and play in the area. “On the westside, we’re doing all sorts of things. We’re cutting the roads to make it more accessible,” added Meredith. 

“We're getting very close. The bridge is probably within the next 30 days the bridge will be reopened and everything flowing freely.”

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