Neighborhood Vision 2025
All stakeholders of the MidTown community - new and long-time residents, neighbors, area employees, and business-owners - share the desire to improve the real and perceived safety of the MidTown Neighborhood. These improvements will improve the health outcomes of the community and draw new investments to the area. These benefits will be achieved through the combined efforts to improve data tracking, connect stakeholders to local resources, and implement programs to bring Safety Ambassadors to the area.
Pursue street and intersection design enhancements to support local industry along critical routes (Perkins Ave and key cross streets) to diminish truck traffic on residential streets particularly in AsiaTown and near Innovation District pedestrian pathways and crossings.
Contact local businesses that rely on large logistics to better understand existing routes and needs.
As Perkins and cross streets serving industrial businesses are repaved or reconstructed, prioritize enhancements supporting large vehicle circulation and high-visibility intersection treatments.
Planning & Outreach
Local Support & Employers of Manufacturers
Improve Neighborhood Safety
Create SID/CID in MidTown with Safety Ambassadors
Special Improvement Districts (SIDs) are funded by local businesses within a defined area and provide increased / targeted services such as street cleanup, security, enhanced landscaping or wayfinding to support those areas and businesses. The benefits of creating Ambassadors as part of the SID program include safety benefits of increasing “eyes on the street” and providing an additional resource for visitors to MidTown.
Track Crime in Midtown and Surrounding Neighborhoods to Focus Safety Interventions
Create standard to measure safety against past trends and neighboring areas and ensure collaboration and info sharing among safety agencies/partners. Use real-time data to help identify physical interventions to enhance safety (increase night-lighting, security cameras, etc). And, disseminate information to local residents and businesses.
Launch a Safety Campaign that Includes a Guide With Non-Police Emergency Resources
Research and promote non-CPD response options to decrease potential police violence. Circulate information about non-police emergency resources (mental health intervention, etc) that already exist with local partners. Encourage residents and businesses to talk with neighbors prior to involving CPD.