MidTown Blog

Cross Country Plaza Update

Posted on September 20th, 2017

Many MidTown residents have raised questions and concerns about buildings on the upper level of Cross Country Plaza and their proposed conversion to storage facilities. We want to share with you what we know at this time. In conversations with John Lundeen, CEO of Coro Realty, he provided the following details: The ownership of Cross … Read More »

MidTown, Inc.: An Overview of Community Impact

Posted on June 9th, 2017

When does 1 = 4? MidTown, Inc. announces matching grant

Posted on June 9th, 2017

  MidTown, Inc. Board President Pete Daughtery, Executive Director Anne King, and Community Foundation President and CEO Betsy Covington announced on June 8 a $300,000 matching grant—from an anonymous donor who loves MidTown—to support the ongoing operations and work of MidTown, Inc. The matching grant of up to $300,000 over 3 years is made possible … Read More »

Reimagining 13th Street

Posted on May 10th, 2017

A more attractive place for cars AND walkers AND cyclists? A place for business to once again thrive? A safer, more enjoyable trip and destination for all? We invite you to test the possibilities and help gather data. Citizen Survey Form    May 11-27, A Complete Street Conversion Test Big orange barrels redefine 13th Street … Read More »

Proposed Intersection Improvements, Macon Road/Spur 22

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

Public Meeting Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7:00 pm Community Room of the Citizens’ Service Center, 3111 Citizens’ Way This drop-in public meeting will focus on proposed pedestrian improvements at Rigdon Road, Citizens Way and Cross Country Hill–as well as at Warren Williams Road/13th Avenue. These proposed improvements have been planned as part of a GDOT resurfacing … Read More »

What is happening on 13th Street?

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

What is happening on 13th Street? Come walk, ride your bike, cross the street or simply enjoy a less frantic drive. Stop and shop, dine, play disc golf, or sit and enjoy the trees. It’s a Minimum Grid Demonstration Project, an element of MidTown, Inc.’s 2015 Knight Cities Challenge award-winning project. The complete street conversion … Read More »

Minimum Grid: Connecting People, Places and Projects

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

  The Minimum Grid gets real. Walk. Ride. Sit. Stay. Play. Connect. The Minimum Grid project was not a year of study and observation to create a plan —that sits on a shelf. Published in December, 2015, Minimum Grid, Maximum Impact: A Public Space and Mobility Plan for the Core Community is a product of MidTown, … Read More »

Naming the School of the Arts

Posted on January 13th, 2017

We watch with pride the construction of the new School of the Arts and anticipate the opening of a lively addition to the civic commons, the growth of the community’s flourishing arts community, and the educational opportunities this school will offer our students. It is appropriate that this great addition to our educational and arts … Read More »

MidTown TADs (Tax Allocation Districts)

Posted on December 14th, 2016

  Following unanimous approval and consent by Columbus Council and the Muscogee County School Board, MidTown East and MidTown West TAD Districts will be effective on January 1, 2017.  MidTown, Inc. began working in partnership with the City at the beginning of 2016 to advance the establishment of two MidTown Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) that … Read More »

Third Annual MBA Snowflake Raffle

Posted on November 21st, 2016

Third Annual MBA Snowflake Raffle  December 7, 2016  Lakebottom Park at the Frame~18th Avenue and Virginia Street Celebration begins at 5:00, Drawing at 6:30 Shop, show your loyalty to MidTown, and maybe you’ll win a $1,000 gift certificate, redeemable at these businesses. You MUST be present to win! Join the fun with beer, wine, $5 … Read More »