What’s happening in Huntsville’s District 4? See the latest numbers

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District 4, like the rest of Huntsville, is experiencing a surge in new development.

But don’t just take our word for it.

The newly released Huntsville Development Review, an in-depth look of the City’s construction and real estate data for 2022, showcases Huntsville’s trajectory of growth as the largest city by population in Alabama. With data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service, the review provides all the information you’ll need as a buyer, seller or builder in the Rocket City.

Want data specific to Huntsville’s fourth district? Keep reading.


  • 698 housing units were issued building permits in 2022, a 74% increase from 2021.
  • 540 housing units were issued certificates of occupancy last year, up from 72 units in 2021.
  • Residential construction in 2021 was concentrated in three main areas: Downtown, Research Park East and Lowe Mill.
  • 214 permits for single-family residential additions and alterations were administered. The neighborhoods with the most additions and alterations were Downtown and Piedmont/Fleming Meadows.
  • There are six apartment complexes, with a total of 1,313 units, under construction or proposed in D4.

Real estate

  • 357 single-family homes were sold last year, a decrease of 10.5% from 2021.
  • The average sales price for a single-family home increased by 13.7 percent between 2021-2022, to $329,199.


  • 162 non-residential permits were issued last year.


  • Joe Davis Stadium – Renovation of old baseball complex to become a modern sports facility accommodating high school football, lacrosse, soccer and City sports clinics and special events.
  • Professional soccer – The Nashville Soccer Club is launching its next MLS NEXT Pro team at Joe Davis Stadium in 2023.
  • Get-A-Way Skate Park – Construction is underway at the planned 52,000-square-foot skate park at John Hunt Park.
  • Outdoor Fitness Court – The court, which opened at John Hunt Park in November, allows users to complete a full-body workout in just seven minutes.
  • Championship fields – In 2022, the City approved a second championship phase at John Hunt Park. Two new turf fields, a press box and locker room are expected to bring additional interest from soccer and lacrosse tournaments.
  • Disc golf course – John Hunt Park will soon offer an 18-hole disc golf course. The course is currently under construction and will be a boon to local players while also attracting large-scale events.
  • Kids’ Space – Under construction now, the playground’s design pays tribute to Huntsville’s past, present and future.
  • Raymond W. Jones Community Center – The City is transforming a former National Guard armory into the Raymond W. Jones Community Center.
  • John Hunt Park Recreation Center – The 53,000-square-foot center at 3035 Leeman Ferry Road is expected to open in spring 2024.
  • Huntsville City Hall – A new $90 million downtown municipal complex is under construction with a projected 2024 opening.
  • Huntsville Animal Services expansion – 2022 saw the completion of Phase III renovations at the municipal shelter.
  • McThornmor Acres – The Huntsville neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Pedestrian access and redevelopment corridor (PARC) – The City’s vision for improving downtown pedestrian access while providing an economic boost to low-income communities is a step closer to reality after securing $20 million in federal grant funding.
  • Merts Center redevelopment – In 2022, Huntsville City Schools sold the campus to a private developer whose plans include removing the gym/auditorium wing and c. 1950s side wings and renovating the interior of the remaining structure into condominiums. The land to the rear and partial east of the structure will be subdivided into single-family lots.
  • WellStone Emergency Services – The 24/7 psychiatric care center is the first of its kind in our community and will serve those in mental health or substance use crisis.
  • Choice Neighborhood Initiative – A distressed neighborhood near downtown is primed for growth thanks to the ongoing Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI).
  • Numerous sidewalk repair and road resurfacing projects
  • And more!

Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is available to view here.