Established in the spring of 2000, the Midtown Improvement District (MID) is a self-taxing district created by Midtown commercial property owners to augment public resources and catalyze economic growth in Midtown.
The MID is funded by Midtown property owners through a special assessment paid on commercial property. The annual millage rate, currently set at 5 mils, is voted on by the MID board each year. The MID addresses issues of importance to property owners, including local capital projects and programs aimed at improving and sustaining Midtown’s competitive edge and quality of life. The MID has played a pivotal role in implementing the Blueprint, a master plan envisioned by the community and spearheaded by Midtown Alliance.
The MID’s work is further enhanced through its strong partnership with the Midtown Alliance. Midtown Alliance provides the staff and day-to-day management and operations for MID funded programs and projects. More than $100M has been raised to date through MID contributions leveraging public and private grants.
The MID is governed by a nine-person board of directors elected by property owners, with three members appointed by the Mayor and President of the Atlanta City Council.
Click here to view the announcement of the Midtown CID proposed current year millage rate and five-year summary (posted August 28, 2017).
2017 Board of Directors
Kurt Hartman - Chair
Senior Managing Director
John McColl - Vice Chair
Executive Vice President
Cousins Properties Incorporated
J. Donald Childress
Childress Klein Properties
District 2, Atlanta City Council
Senior Vice President
Turner Properties Inc.
President & CEO
The Loudermilk Companies
Scott Selig, CCIM
Vice President, Selig Enterprises
Scott A. Specht
Michèle Taylor - Treasurer
Kevin Green - Secretary
President and CEO
J. Lynn Rainey, P.C. – Legal Counsel
Principal, Attorney at Law
Rainey & Phillips