How can we improve Huntington?

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wondering

Ashburn, VA

#1 May 11, 2013
Can all you bigots and hate mongrels put your shit aside for a minute and come up with a practical meaningful solution to a problem the city faces? I challenge you and bet you cannot. This could become a place to generate solutions to help our city out instead of a joke of a site. I feel like I am just asking for trouble with this one...

What services do people leave the city for? Any business that huntington is missing out on that people want? What kinda group could be organized to preform some volunteer work? What kinda work should volunteers do to most benefit the city? Who wants to start a group with me?

Let's take back control of our city and do the work that needs done
reading for fun

Proctorville, OH

#2 May 11, 2013
wondering wrote:
Can all you bigots and hate mongrels put your shit aside for a minute and come up with a practical meaningful solution to a problem the city faces? I challenge you and bet you cannot. This could become a place to generate solutions to help our city out instead of a joke of a site. I feel like I am just asking for trouble with this one...

What services do people leave the city for? Any business that huntington is missing out on that people want? What kinda group could be organized to preform some volunteer work? What kinda work should volunteers do to most benefit the city? Who wants to start a group with me?

Let's take back control of our city and do the work that needs done
The thing I notice most is lack of pride. If people (even businesses downtown) would sweep the sidewalk, pickup litter, pull weeds, clean their windows....I would enjoy being here and am sure others (shoppers, visitors) would too
dimdo

Brooklyn, NY

#3 May 11, 2013
This place needs something for people to do besides restaurants and the movies. More entertainment is needed! Bring back the minor league hockey team. Get an all ages venue going again. Build a skate park. More multicultural events.
Paws

Huntington, WV

#4 May 11, 2013
Crime and drugs are a huge problem.
Huntington also needs to draw people from other areas. The city can't survive on its own money. We need a "destination draw" something that makes people come here. Currently we have MU sports, folks come for a day, maybe spend the night and eat fast-food. If there was a zoo, or aquarium or anything like that folks from near by bigger cities would come visit. Plus, it would create jobs.
wondering

San Jose, CA

#5 May 11, 2013
Holy shit you guys are surprising me. Keep brainstorming and I'll try to pass the best suggestions on to city leaders and others who know if and how to go about making shit like this happen. Keep this thread alive. Someone out there has an idea that will work.

can they order community service to offenders in huntington? We could make the nonviolent drug criminals pick up trash or something like that. It's better than throwing them in western regional imo.
nunya

Nashville, TN

#6 May 12, 2013
How to improve Huntington? Shove it down the boat ramp and into the Ohio river.
Cross

Summersville, WV

#7 May 12, 2013
River boat gambling would have been nice, though people here swore up and down it would do nothing but increase crime. One thing we don't need are more places to eat.
Xin Zhao

Seattle, WA

#8 May 12, 2013
Shave the hipsters.
lol

Summersville, WV

#9 May 12, 2013
Xin Zhao wrote:
Shave the hipsters.
Why are you on Amazon equipment and posting on Topix? I can think of no other company in this town that would have net traffic directed through Seattle.
lool

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 May 12, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you on Amazon equipment and posting on Topix? I can think of no other company in this town that would have net traffic directed through Seattle.
B-B-B-BURN
SouthSide Soldier

Huntington, WV

#11 May 13, 2013
1st decent thread I've seen on here! Thanks! We need to connect the residential neighborhood (SouthSide) to the downtown business district. Think about how southsiders will walk from their house to safety town and back without thinking twice, but won't walk 6 blocks into downtown. I have the privilege of traveling pretty extensively for my job (in last 3 yrs been on 4 continents, 9 countries and nearly every major city in the US) and every thriving city I go to has one common theme...pedestrian heavy downtown. The train tracks bisect our city and putting a new coat of paint on the viaducts is not the answer. We either need pedestrian bridges over the tracks or have several paved "over-the-track" pedestrian crossings.
wondering wrote:
Can all you bigots and hate mongrels put your shit aside for a minute and come up with a practical meaningful solution to a problem the city faces? I challenge you and bet you cannot. This could become a place to generate solutions to help our city out instead of a joke of a site. I feel like I am just asking for trouble with this one...

What services do people leave the city for? Any business that huntington is missing out on that people want? What kinda group could be organized to preform some volunteer work? What kinda work should volunteers do to most benefit the city? Who wants to start a group with me?

Let's take back control of our city and do the work that needs done
SouthSide Soldier

Huntington, WV

#12 May 13, 2013
Why does the fastest way to get from one end of HTown to the other have to be through the park? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 13th ave, North Blvd, Memorial Blvd, etc city owned roads that the city has to pay for paving? Think of the 3-pronged advantage to redirecting traffic down Rt 60: 1.)No more playing frogger trying to walk your kids across 13th Ave to enjoy Ritter Park 2.) The paving burden would be placed on the Fed rather than our cash strapped pockets 3.) Local businesses will benefit from increased traffic.

So, how to convince people to stop traveling the quickest route from A to B is the hard part. I think enforcing the 20mph speed limit would be a great start. Speed humps or bumps would be nice (I don't want to hear "legal issues" as a reason against speed humps...they are in every other city, especially residential neighborhoods). Also, Memorial Blvd along Kiwanis Park should be closed to through traffic.

Please keep this thread positive! Huntington needs to pick itself up by the boot straps and get to work on itself...and that can only be done with positive, constructive criticism. We all know the problems, lets hear some solutions.
wondering wrote:
Can all you bigots and hate mongrels put your shit aside for a minute and come up with a practical meaningful solution to a problem the city faces? I challenge you and bet you cannot. This could become a place to generate solutions to help our city out instead of a joke of a site. I feel like I am just asking for trouble with this one...

What services do people leave the city for? Any business that huntington is missing out on that people want? What kinda group could be organized to preform some volunteer work? What kinda work should volunteers do to most benefit the city? Who wants to start a group with me?

Let's take back control of our city and do the work that needs done
More_access

Ashland, KY

#13 May 13, 2013
The viaducts need to be improved, tossing paint on the has helped the look but the tight constantly wet sidewalk makes walking in to downtown unappealing.
scrog

Rio Grande, OH

#14 May 13, 2013
Burn it to the ground and salt the earth.
hTown better

Huntington, WV

#15 May 13, 2013
scrog wrote:
Burn it to the ground and salt the earth.
Hey Scrog, why don't you do HTown a favor and start with your house
Anon

Charleston, WV

#16 May 13, 2013
I think that Huntington needs more affordable shopping. The last few times I have been downtown it seems that every store I go in is more of upscale pricing. Granted, I don't go to town often so I may be missing some treasures. Maybe it would help boost business if we started sharing our good times in town.

I recently went to the Pottery Place and I found it charming. It is such a good way to spend a couple of hours with friends or family and if careful about what you purchase it is as affordable as a night at the movies.

One of my favorite memories is of days spent with my grandma in the five and dimes.
wondering

Huntington, WV

#17 May 13, 2013
More_access wrote:
The viaducts need to be improved, tossing paint on the has helped the look but the tight constantly wet sidewalk makes walking in to downtown unappealing.
construct walkways that go over the tracks? You could do it in places other than the underpasses. Would be a pretty view I think, you could look up or down the tracks and see from end to end the whole city, the tracks seem pretty straight. How much would that cost tho? Close the underpass walkways and make the road wider, 10th is kinda tight and much traveled. Plus people throw all kids of trash on those walkways. They are dark, dirty and all around sketchy, and that probably keeps most southsiders from walking to downtown instead instead of driving.
wondering

Huntington, WV

#18 May 13, 2013
Does anyone on here know the legal language of the home rule law? Would it let you change criminal laws? Or create LEP`s law enforcement priorities? Or create a ballot initiative? Or is it all concerning revenue/taxes?
More_access

Ashland, KY

#19 May 13, 2013
More access points would be really nice, I don't see why there couldn't be a bike/walk only viaduct on 9th or 11th make it wide so cyclists and walkers can pass easily.
sports fan

Butler, PA

#20 May 13, 2013
An updated version of johnsons sports world would be nice. Maybe tear down camden park and rebuild with updated coasters

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