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.


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 »