Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Project seeks to create "live-work-play" lab centered around media technologies.
The Midtown Alliance recently announced a new partnership with Georgia Tech to expand and strengthen Midtown’s flourishing innovation district. The Midtown Alliance-Georgia Tech partnership will work with local thought leaders on strategies to further strengthen Midtown’s technology infrastructure, create commercial real estate opportunities for entrepreneurs and highlight the sizeable array of innovation assets, activities and success stories that are happening now. The first phase will include the creation of a Live-Work-Play “Laboratory” for exploring the potential of media technologies and creating a climate for continual innovation. A vital component of the living laboratory will be the development of an open platform for …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The award highlights companies, organizations, universities and individuals using innovative approaches to conserve metro Atlanta’s natural resources while improving the economy.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Neighborhood's civic organization also seeks input in neighborhood survey.
The Midtown Alliance — the neighborhood's main booster and civic organization — has revamped its corporate logo. The change to a multicolored branded logo coincides with the Midtown Alliance's merging of its organizational website with its entertainment and destination counterpart. "Midtown is full of colorful stories and history and an exciting future that is still unfolding," Kevin Green, the Midtown Alliance's chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We wanted our new visual identity and website to be a more consistent reflection of Midtown Alliance and what we've done to make Midtown an even better place to live, visit and do business." The change also comes as the Midtown Alliance is engaged in a survey of residents and other …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Midtown Alliance will use the Atlanta Regional Commission grant to design potential enhancements around transit stations.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded an $80,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant to the Midtown Alliance. Midtown Alliance will use the grant to design potential enhancements around transit stations. The ARC awarded $638,000 in its latest round of Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grants to nine metro Atlanta communities. According to ARC, LCI grants "help communities create new plans for quality growth and help develop innovative policies that support more vibrant, connected communities. Once their studies and plans are complete, these communities will be eligible for additional LCI funding for transportation projects needed to implement their plans."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Plans call for a new sidewalk and bicycle project on Juniper Street that will help transform the corridor into one of Atlanta’s greenest streets; new, high quality bicycle facilities on 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in the works, too.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Midtown Alliance provides an update on various projects completed, underway and planned in Midtown.
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Monday, January 21
The Midtown Alliance's Midtown Cityscapes project is in the midst of creating a pedestrian-friendly community. Midtown Alliance, with the financial support of the Midtown Improvement District (MID), has embarked on a multi-year, $82 million public improvements program for ten major corridors, encompassing more than 25 miles of improvements. The goals of Midtown Cityscapes are to improve sidewalk conditions and traffic flow, add lights and trees, create urban parks and green space, and promote pedestrian usage. To date the streetscape projects has provided: Here is a Jan. 8, 2013 update on Capital Improvements as supplied by the Midtown Alliance. RECENTLY COMPLETED: Ponce Triangle Plaza - You may have noticed the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities on 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed at an Open House meeting at the end of the month.
Friday, January 11
Staff Report Midtown Alliance and the City of Atlanta Department of Planning & Community Development will be hosting an Open House later this month to get feedback on plans for a new sidewalk and bicycle project on Juniper Street that will help transform the corridor into one of Atlanta’s greenest streets. The Open House will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 500. See here to register. Plans for new, high quality bicycle facilities in Midtown on 10th Street, and Piedmont Avenue will also be discussed. Midtown Alliance and City of Atlanta representatives will kick off the meeting with a brief presentation between 5 and 5:30 p.m. of each project and how they fit into the City’s Connect Atlanta …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Construction is currently underway to help better activate and preserve the prominent Midtown Atlanta corner.
A highly visible corner of Midtown where residents have been waiting years for development is currently receiving such, but it's most likely not what the critical masses have been clamoring for. Others though might be thrilled with the news that Midtown will soon be home to another park complete with a new sustainable garden Midtown Alliance has partnered with Dewberry Capital Corporation to create a unique, new green space at the northeast corner of Peachtree and 10th streets next to the former Jocks & Jills Sports Grill space that for a short time in the Fall was home to a boutique grocery shop. Construction is currently underway to create a "pocket park" to activate and preserve this prominent corner. Envisioned as a community gathering…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
“We are inspired by the actions already part of the business culture of many of Midtown's businesses and institutions, which put us well on the way to making the EcoDistrict a reality.” – Midtown Alliance
Its been 15 years since Midtown Alliance spearheaded Blueprint Midtown, a community vision for future growth. The plan called for transforming Midtown from a place where more than 60 percent of the land was surface parking lots into a vibrant, walkable, urban district. The Blueprint has been a resounding success: more than 12 miles of new sidewalks, streetscapes including 750 new trees, billions of dollars in new investment and 36 major development projects in the Midtown core. In February, Midtown Alliance placed a "green lens" on the Blueprint, galvanizing around a collective vision for sustainability through Greenprint Midtown. The planning effort was guided by the Midtown Alliance in partnership with Southface, a nonprofit …
Beginning next week, Ponce between Spring and Peachtree streets in south Midtown will be permanently converted to two-way traffic.
Construction on the South Midtown Pedestrian and Circulation Improvements Project is in its final phases as crews work towards completion around the end of this year. And in less than a week, the one-way portion of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Spring and Peachtree streets will be permanently converted to two-way traffic. It currently serves one-way traffic traveling west two blocks from the Fox Theatre to where it dead ends near The Varisty. On Monday, December 10, drivers will be able to turn left off of Spring, or right off of West Peachtree Street to travel east on Ponce de Leon towards Peachtree. Street repaving is expected to continue through Friday on Ponce de Leon between Spring and Juniper streets, and on Peachtree between North …