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 »


Unveiling a Minimum Grid for the Core Community, September 14-15

Posted on August 28th, 2015

You met, surveyed, commented and imagined. Your experiences and insights helped inform designs to better connect people and places–more attractively and easily–within Columbus’ Core Community of MidTown and Uptown. Now come see what you have helped create when the team from Gehl Studio New York returns to Columbus, September 14-16. They will unveil draft plans for the Minimum Grid, … Read More »


Minimum Grid, Survey and Workshop Schedule, May 12-17, 2015

Posted on May 7th, 2015

  Tuesday, May 12 6:00 p.m. Columbus Bike Week and Minimum Grid Kick-Off and introductions, on the median in the 1000 Block of Broadway 6:30 p.m.  Ride with the Mayor, from Broadway to Lakebottom Park and back, connecting MidTown and Uptown 7:30 Active transportation: walking and biking are like brushing your teeth, a presentation by … 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 »