Neighborhood Vision 2025
Along with relics of “Millionaire’s Row”, area churches and industrial buildings like Warner-Swasey are monuments to MidTown’s history. Retention of MidTown’s historic structures is essential, but it takes extra effort to overcome the redevelopment challenges many of these properties pose. It will take a committed team, creative funding, and thoughtful preservation that will make MidTown feel unique and rooted as it continues to grow.
Include night lighting incentive in facade improvement grants available to MidTown businesses.
Create a short-list of critical building to light.
Retain lighting designer to spec out approach and establish costs
Preserve Legacy Buildings
Pursue MidTown Historic District Designation in the National Registry of Historic Places
Capitalize on MidTown’s historic assets to draw residents, workers, and visitors, pave the way for more historic preservation of neighborhood buildings.
Promote and Reactivate Significant Buildings in Midtown
Elevate the presence of history in MidTown by promoting historic assets in the area through walking tours, events, and web presence. Encourage the rehabilitation and reuse of historic structures wherever possible to protect the remaining MidTown legacy.
Create an Annual “Open House” Event in Midtown
Host an annual “Open House” MidTown event allowing people walk through buildings that are typically closed to the public.