MidTown Blog

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 »

MidTown, Our Town, and Everytown

Posted on July 26th, 2016

MidTown, Inc. has the remarkable opportunity to partner with the Incremental Development Alliance in this year’s Knight Cities Challenge-winning project Think Incrementally. The goal of the project is to help build local wealth and improve local neighborhoods through small-scale investment and development. The IDA team selected MidTown as their beta-site for its diversity of population and … Read More »


Posted on May 9th, 2016

Incremental Development: Small Scale, BIG Impact MidTown, Inc. is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Incremental Development Alliance and for MidTown to serve as the test site for the IDA’s 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Evolving MidTown: Lot by Lot, Block by Block. IDA Executive Director Jim Kumon observed that “MidTown is a … Read More »

What we’re doing isn’t new…

Posted on April 21st, 2016

Ten Big Ideas gleaned from 20th-century city champion Jane Jacobs guide us today…if we are smart enough to incorporate them in our planning.

5 Focus Areas for MidTown, Inc.

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Minimum Grid: The Plan

Posted on February 5th, 2016

Knight Foundation asked the question: What is your best idea to make cities more successful? In the fall of 2014, MidTown, Inc. proposed an idea to create a Minimum Grid to better connect people and places in the Core Community of MidTown and Uptown. In March of 2015, Knight announced that this idea was one of 32 national … Read More »