Neighborhood Vision 2025
Though some retail destinations offer the opportunity to see and be seen in MidTown, there isn’t a central space for social gatherings and open spaces are limited. MidTown needs bold, new spaces where people can gather together. As MidTown grows, public spaces should highlight existing community values and culture, and amenities for existing and new residents. These spaces can take many forms - formal and informal, spaces for outdoor events, playspaces for children, and spaces to eat, rest, and recharge.
Collaborate with programming actions to provide a venue for financial literacy, arts, networking, community meetings, classroom space and more.
Reactivate Hough Community Center, anchor with youth programming.
Reactivate Design Lab building (or other space) as community center in AsiaTown. Include culturally appropriate intergenerational programing for Chinese and other Asian groups.
Seek local anchor partner to lead coordination / activation at each site.
Coordination & Development
Lead Partner & Programming
Create Community Gathering Spaces
Create Small Outdoor Gathering Spaces to Serve Different Opportunity Areas in Midtown
Enhance public realm to spur business activity and private investment; create places for community members to connect organically, soften and connect blocks together. Design spaces to meet unique context of Opportunity Areas around MidTown. Support creation of gathering spaces in AsiaTown in kind, beyond MidTown’s boundary.
Create a Large, Programmable Space for Outdoor Events Near 55th & Euclid
Make a “heart” of MidTown to host events drawing residents, workers, and visitors together in a central, intentionally designed community gathering space. Create easy process for community members and businesses to host programming in addition to MTC programs.
Establish Community Center(s) with Indoor Programming for All Ages