MidTown Blog

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 »

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 »

Tidbits from the Knight Cities Challenge Winners Summit

Posted on July 1st, 2015

June 17-19, 2015 Representing MidTown, Inc.’s Minimum Grid project: City Manager Isaiah Hugley and MidTown, Inc. Executive Director Anne King Isaiah Hugley and I had the privilege of representing the Minimum Grid project at the Winners Summit in Detroit, May 17-19. It was an inspiring three days, surrounded by a host of brilliant innovators. Truth be told, it was … 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 »