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?
Improved sidewalks and curbs
- Contemporary Design
Street trees have matured past the streetscape design Lighting variations have developed over time.
- More space for festivals and events
More festivals and events have been introduced downtown. Space considerations and electrical capacity is a challenge
- 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.