Neighborhood Vision 2025
MidTown and the surrounding neighborhoods underperform the City and County in very important health metrics such as rates of asthma and diabetes in the community. This Vision Plan can lay the groundwork for improving community health by stating clearly the needs of the community, drawing new partners to provide needed services and support, and by creating physical spaces and programs that enable people to take charge of their own mental and physical health, wellness, and education.
Work with businesses to encourage Bike-to-Work incentives and create amenities for workers choosing alternative modes. Encourage developers to include showers and secure storage for MidTown employees in new office developments.
Continue to expand bike parking (and scooter parking) across MidTown.
Expand RTA’s U-Pass program to MidTown.
Consider/Study Shared Parking strategy within the Innovation District and Mixed-Use Opportunity Areas in MidTown to manage parking demand long term.
Property Owners & Employers
Help Residents Reach Their Health Goals
Support Creation of Health Liaisons Programs Affiliated With Local Medical Institutions
Support, partner, and promote permanent program affiliated with local healthcare institutions. MTC will rely on local partners to champion this program.
Bring Health and Wellness Focused Establishments and Amenities to Midtown
New spaces and places to focus on personal health and wellness are needed in MidTown to build a wellness culture in the community. Business recruiting efforts are needed to bring fitness spaces and healthy food options to MidTown.
Host Fitness, Physical or Mental Health-Related Events / Activities in Midtown
Build a sense of community while engaging in activities that benefit physical and mental health by hosting events and activities that get people out moving, healing, teaching and promoting health in the MidTown area.