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5-Week Event Challenges Residents + Workers to Discover Midtown’s Transportation Network

On the Job with Midtown Green

City of Atlanta Recognizes ‘Top Performing’ Midtown Buildings for Energy, Water Savings

Unique Midtown Art Experiences Color Outside the Lines

Dynamic Districts: Midtown + Downtown Moving on All Cylinders 

On the Rise: More People Biking in Midtown

NEW: IN*MidtownATL App Rewards Midtown Alliance Members with Exclusive Offers + Experiences

Public Art: New Sculpture Devours Car at Bustling Midtown Intersection

Dog Days of Summer: More Businesses Cater to Pet-Friendly Living in Midtown

Thriving Offices: Co-Working Spaces a hit in Midtown


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City of Atlanta Recognizes ‘Top Performing’ Midtown Buildings for Energy, Water Savings

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience recently honored top buildings and leaders committed to energy and water conservation through the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), the City’s nation-leading public-private sustainability initiative. Through the program, commercial buildings aim to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent by 2020. Read More »

Tags: Midtown Alliance, EcoDistrict, Sustainability

Posted: August 3, 2017


5-Week Event Challenges Residents + Workers to Discover Midtown’s Transportation Network

Thanks to regionally-connected transit options, miles of bike lanes and tree-lined sidewalks, and real-time travel info inside building lobbies and on mobile devices, driving less in Midtown Atlanta has never been easier. To encourage drive-alone commuters in Midtown to sample more of the options surrounding them, Midtown Transportation – a program of Midtown Alliance – is challenging residents and workers to Go Car-Lite.  Read More »

Tags: Midtown Alliance, Transportation, Midtown Alliance Events

Posted: August 3, 2017


NEW: IN*MidtownATL App Rewards Midtown Alliance Members with Exclusive Offers + Experiences

With its 120-block street grid, there is so much to explore on foot in Midtown Atlanta. And now Midtown Alliance members can discover more about their surroundings with the newly released IN*MidtownATL app. To date, more than 1,000 users at Midtown Alliance member organizations have downloaded it and are getting the benefits. Are you on board yet? Read More »

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Posted: July 11, 2017


“TECHnology Tour” Offers Inside Look at Midtown’s Startup Scene

In the heart of Midtown, Georgia Tech’s Technology Square teems with talent, companies, and big ideas. Why? The neighborhood has a royal flush of startup incubators and accelerators, coworking spaces, corporate innovation centers, research labs, convenient access to top research university Georgia Tech (and the list goes on)—all within eight square blocks.

In an effort to bring Midtown Alliance members inside the world of Tech Square startups, Midtown Alliance organized “The Startup Story” as the first tour in its Midtown TECHnology Tour event series. Held on May 17, the event offered more than 70 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at some of the personalities, projects, spaces and companies involved in Midtown’s bustling startup scene. Read More »

Tags: Midtown Alliance, Innovation, Ecosystem, Startups, Midtown Alliance Events, Georgia Tech

Posted: June 7, 2017


Midtown Alliance to Kick Off Season 2 of "The Porch" at MARTA's Arts Center Station

MARTA’s Arts Center Station is Midtown’s busiest MARTA rail stop, and has become a destination in its own right for the nearly 7,000 people who pass through the station on a daily basis.

To celebrate this station as a gateway into the District, Midtown Alliance partnered last year with MARTA, the High Museum of Art, and local artists to enhance the plaza-turned-“Porch” at Arts Center Station. Through this partnership, Midtown Alliance commissioned site-specific art from international artist and High Museum’s Artist-in Residence Jaime Hayon. Building on The Porch’s success in 2016, a new round of activations is headed for The Porch this summer. Read More »

Tags: Arts, Midtown Alliance, MARTA

Posted: June 7, 2017


Warmer Weather Beckons More Bike Sharing in Midtown

As spring temperatures rise, so do the number of people out-and-about on the streets of Midtown. If you are looking for a fun way to get around the District, might we suggest taking Relay Bike Share out for a spin? Since its introduction to Midtown in December, more than 1,100 people have taken advantage of Relay’s bright blue bikes.Read More »

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Posted: April 6, 2017


Rockspinner: A Rockumentary

The time has come to say farewell to our beloved Rockspinner. The 22,000 pound boulder was leased to Midtown Alliance by Atlanta Artist Zachary Coffin in 2013, but now it's time to say goodbye. Get in your last spins by April 3rd, as construction for its removal will begin early next week.

But don't worry! We have a new and intriguing art piece coming this summer to the corner of Peachtree Street and 10th Street. Stay tuned for updates.

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Posted: March 30, 2017


App-Driven Field Work Produces Valuable Data Key to Maintaining Midtown's Walkability, Accessibility

Boasting a WalkScore® of 88 (read ”Very Walkable”), Midtown has been consistently named one of the most walkable and accessible neighborhoods in Atlanta. And this makes sense considering the district’s tight, 120-block street grid that serve tens of thousands of pedestrians daily. To further support this accessibility, Midtown has built-out 15 linear miles of new streetscapes in Midtown since 2000. And we continue to make key investments in sidewalks, curb ramps, and crosswalks throughout the district. Read More »

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Posted: February 28, 2017


Midtown Alliance's Shannon Powell Receives Architectural Achievement Award

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Councilmember Kwanza Hall presents an achievement award from AIA Atlanta given in his name to Midtown Alliance COO Shannon Powell at a special event on November 17. Credit: Perfect Day Photos

Architectural passion lives in Midtown Atlanta, home to several firms that have designed stunning projects in cities worldwide, not to mention their own backyard. Within a short stretch of Peachtree Street are the Atlanta offices of nearly a dozen firms. And one Midtown Alliance leader has been instrumental throughout her career in creating the conditions for these firms to do great work. Read More »

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Posted: December 1, 2016


Take a book. Give a book. Little Free Libraries at Arts Center's Porch

Looking for your next good read? Want to donate a few of your favorite books? We've added three colorful Little Free Library boxes, filled with a range of books for your reading pleasure, at The Porch at MARTA's Arts Center Station. Read More »

Tags: Arts, Midtown Alliance, Midtown ATL, Community, Placemaking, MARTA, Transit

Posted: September 19, 2016


Midtown Blue Officer Receives Recognition from Atlanta Police Foundation

Atlanta Police Department (APD) Lieutenant Anthony Singh was recognized at the Atlanta Police Foundation’s 13th annual “Crime is Toast” event for his excellent work in the line of duty.

Lt. Singh (pictured here with Mayor Kasim Reed and Chief of Police George Turner) is based out of APD’s Zone 2 and has worked with the Midtown Blue team for 17 years. He was recognized as the “Sworn Supervisor of the Year” within APD, and, notably, this marks the second time in his career that Singh has won this award.

According to remarks shared by the Atlanta Police Foundation from the podium at the event, “Lt. Singh leads by example and demonstrates a superior work ethic on a daily basis.”

"We are grateful for Lt. Singh's longstanding involvement with the Midtown Blue program and his excellent work on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department to keep Midtown residents, workers and visitors safe," said Midtown Alliance Director of Public Safety Chris Leighty.

Learn more about the coordinated effort between Midtown Alliance and APD that has created one of the most complete and successful public safety programs of its kind in the southeast. 

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Posted: September 1, 2016


Midtown Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress/ADID Help the Atlanta PD Create a Safer City

Earlier today Midtown Alliance and Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District celebrated its partnership with the Atlanta Police Department with a donation of 10 Segways to the Zone 5 precinct to help further enhance communication and interaction between officers and the public. Read More »

Tags: Midtown Alliance, Collaboration, Atlanta, Public Safety, Midtown Blue

Posted: August 9, 2016


Welcome to Midtown Alliance's New Members

 

THANK YOU and WELCOME to our new Midtown Alliance members who have joined us in our commitment to create an exceptional urban experience in Midtown Atlanta. The following businesses joined our organization earlier this month: Read More »

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Posted: July 20, 2016


Georgia Tech Students Envision “Eco Living Room” Model for Midtown’s Open Spaces

Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech charged a team of architecture students to explore the possibilities of sustainable design for a publicly accessible gathering space in Midtown. The outcome? A unique prototype for an “eco living room” at the Midtown MARTA station. Guided by the principles of Midtown Alliance’s community-driven Greenprint plan, their concept serves as a model for sustainable public spaces that contribute to advancing Midtown as an urban, innovative, and resource-efficient EcoDistrict. Read More »

Tags: Midtown Alliance, Innovation, EcoDistrict, Urban Design, Sustainability, Creativity, Georgia Tech

Posted: July 5, 2016


Blast from the Past: Catalog Project Unearths Decades-Old Pics

Midtown Alliance has begun sorting and archiving our vast collection of digitized Midtown photos. Based on the amount of scrolling it took to flip through the images on our server, we had a hunch it was pretty big task: we’ve accumulated a whopping 10,500+ photos of Midtown through the years - and counting. We also found a wealth of images from decades back. In celebration of how far the district has come, we wanted to share a few interesting pics from Midtown’s pastRead More »

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Posted: June 8, 2016