The 2017 Downtown “Dig In Midland” project has been generously funded by grants from the following philanthropic organizations. Thank you for improving the safety and design of our downtown!

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation                   $ 4,620,000.00

The Carl A. Gerstacker Foundation                                       $ 1,750,000.00

The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation                                  $ 630,000.00

Why A New Downtown Streetscape?

  1. Safety
    Improved sidewalks and curbs
  1. Contemporary Design
    Street trees have matured past the streetscape design Lighting variations have developed over time.
  1. More space for festivals and events
    More festivals and events have been introduced downtown. Space considerations and electrical capacity is a challenge
  1. More room for dining
    Outdoor dining has become more popular. Where to put it has become more of a challenge. Events bring great crowds into downtown Midland. Places for everyone to gather is a big challenge.

Find out more about how the City of Midland and the Downtown Development Authority worked to make Dig In Midland a reality at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/downtowndevelopment.