Since the creation of the Midtown Improvement District in 2000, more than $400 million has been invested in public improvement and infrastructure projects in the Midtown core. This includes both public and private funding to:
These investments have transformed Midtown’s major corridors with new sidewalks and bicycle facilities, decorative lighting, street trees, landscaping, street furniture, improved crosswalks, traffic signal management and other vehicular improvements - all of which reinforce the district’s strong urban identity. Midtown Alliance continues to implement public space improvements and sponsor special projects to maintain and enhance the district.
Since 2001, Midtown Alliance has facilitated the design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle enhancements throughout the district. Our improvement projects in 10 major corridors have resulted in:
Midtown Alliance undertook its largest transportation study yet to examine districtwide mobility beginning in January 2016. Through this study, Midtown Alliance is seeking to ensure the area’s long-term vitality, reinforce transit investments, and manage vehicle traffic while continuing to offer a quality environment for walking and biking. Over the last 9 months, with input from thousands of people in-person and online, we have assessed needs, evaluated and prioritized projects, and identified programs and strategies to create an action plan for implementation. We encourage you to learn more about the challenge this plan will address, view the planning process, read about existing plans and trends in mobility from across the country, and stay connected on plan updates.
Midtown Alliance has already been addressing many of these opportunities through existing programs, including:
Over the last twelve years, Midtown Alliance has designed new parks and plazas including the Arts Center Plaza at the intersection of Peachtree and 15th Streets, Ponce Triangle at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Peachtree Street; refurbishment of the Athletes of the World monument and greenspace at the intersection of Peachtree and West Peachtree Streets, and a a "Reading Room" park at Peachtree and 10th Streets in partnership with the Atlanta History Center.
No capital improvements effort is complete without a maintenance strategy and continued efforts to enhance the environment. Midtown Alliance regularly partners with the City of Atlanta, local businesses, institutions, and organizations to keep our urban district clean, green, and safe. These special projects include: