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 »


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.


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 »


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 »


SPLOST Endorsement

Posted on February 27th, 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Board of Directors of MidTown, Inc., voted to endorse the passage of the 2015 Muscogee County School District SPLOST. A letter on behalf of the Board stated: MidTown Columbus encompasses an area of six square miles and is home to twenty-four diverse and distinctive neighborhoods. The Muscogee County School District … 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 »


The Middle of Somewhere

Posted on August 4th, 2014

by Natalia Naman Temesgen originally published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, July 12, 2014 It’s July and the United States is in the middle of the peak home buying season. As I drive around town, I notice “For Sale” signs sprouting like dandelions and consider what might attract someone to any one property or neighborhood in … Read More »