Improving Communities

Developing communities through place-building and accessibility to critical infrastructure and services

The TARCOG region is growing rapidly, and we know it is incumbent on us to guide it in a sustainable, efficient, and distinct direction. We place a high value on place-building throughout our region, which encompasses the notion that local businesses, residents, and developers can craft development scenarios that are both locally driven and advantageous for future growth.

We work to create places that are:

  • Bustling with activity
  • Comfortable, walkable, and safe
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Architecturally distinct
  • Appropriately sized and scaled
  • Conveniently located
  • Varied in local goods, services, and entertainment
  • Enjoyable places to gather and conduct business

Community Development Case Studies

Crossville

  • County: DeKalb
  • Project: GPS mapping of the Crossville Water Board’s water system
  • Project Year: 2021
  • CDBG Fund: Planning
  • CDBG Award: $40,000.00

Gurley

  • County: Madison
  • Project: Wastewater system improvements to benefit the Town’s of Gurley’s entire system
  • Project Year: 2021
  • CDBG Fund: Small Cities – Competitive
  • CDBG Award: $350,000.00

Douglas

  • County: Marshall
  • Project: Water system, roadway, and drainage improvements to a predominantly LMI neighborhood
  • Project Year: 2021
  • CDBG Fund: Small Cities – Competitive
  • CDBG Award: $350,000.00

Powell

  • County: DeKalb
  • Project: Purchase and installation of new playground equipment for the Town’s park
  • Project Year: 2021
  • CDBG Fund: Community Enhancement
  • CDBG Award: $148,000.00

Sylvania

  • County: DeKalb
  • Project: Roadway and drainage improvements to a predominantly LMI neighborhood
  • Project Year: 2021
  • CDBG Fund: Community Enhancement
  • CDBG Award: $300,000.00

Fort Payne

  • County: DeKalb
  • Project: Demolition of blighted hospital complex in a predominantly LMI neighborhood
  • Project Year: 2020
  • CDBG Fund: Large City – Competitive
  • CDBG Award: $450,000.00

Guntersville

  • County: Marshall
  • Project: Roadway and drainage improvements to a predominantly LMI neighborhood
  • Project Year: 2019
  • CDBG Fund: Large City – Competitive
  • CDBG Award: $450,000.00

Scottsboro

  • County: Jackson
  • Project: Demolition of 25 blighted residential and commercial structures throughout the City of Scottsboro
  • Project Year: 2019
  • CDBG Fund: Community Enhancement
  • CDBG Award: $208,958.00

Sylvania

  • County: DeKalb
  • Project: Water system and roadway improvements to support a local industry’s expansion
  • Project Year: 2019
  • CDBG Fund: Economic Development
  • CDBG Award: $130,000.00

Woodville

  • County: Jackson
  • Project: Roadway and drainage improvements to a predominantly LMI neighborhood with frequent flooding issues
  • Project Year: 2018
  • CDBG Fund: Small Cities – Competitive
  • CDBG Award: $350,000.00

CONNECT

256-830-0818
P.O. Box 1087
Huntsville, AL 35805

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