MidTown Blog

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.

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 »

Minimum Grid Project Updates

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Minimum Grid, Maximum Impact: A Public Space and Mobility Plan for the Core Community. Click HERE to view the final report. It’s a Knight Cities Challenge Winner, but what is a Minimum Grid? Click HERE for more. IN THE NEWS May 5, 2017, City to test lane closure on 13th Street, Ledger-Enquirer May 1, 2017, … Read More »

Think BIG: Designing our Dream Community

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

What does it take to design a city for PEOPLE? Matthew Lister and Julia Day from the New York office of Gehl Studio helped us think about the places we love in our city, the qualities that make these places special, and how we can better connect to these places and to each other. Matthew and Julia joined Bahia … Read More »

Vote YES for Redevelopment Districts

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Shall the Act be approved which authorizes the consolidated government of Columbus, Georgia, to exercise redevelopment powers under the Redevelopment Powers Law, as it may be amended from time to time? Columbus voters have the opportunity to vote NOW (early voting began on October 14) for a powerful economic development tool, giving Council the authority to establish defined districts for redevelopment. The … Read More »