Update: MidTown’s Neighborhood Vision Plan

Did you participate in the MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan Community Survey in October and November? 
The results are in and we are thrilled to share some of the feedback we received.
The MidTown team collected over 240 surveys, including 99 surveys taken on-site at Dave’s Market in MidTown.
39% of survey respondents live in MidTown or a nearby neighborhood, and 66% of MidTown respondents had lived in the neighborhood for more than 5 years.
Respondents shared that what they like most about MidTown is their neighborhood community, as well as the convenience and location. Concerns included worries about safety, the lack of amenities (e.g. lunch options) and the appearance of the neighborhood (not appearing clean or attractive.) In one respondent’s words, “MidTown doesn’t look loved.”
When asked about the kind of development they would like to see in MidTown, the top responses were around restaurants, quality parks,  open spaces, as well as arts and performance spaces. Many also commented on the need for family activities and kid-friendly spaces.
Our next public event will be virtual focus groups on Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 27 from 4:30-5:30 PM, and a public meeting that will be hosted virtually on Tuesday, February 9 from 5:00-6:30 PM. 
Do you think the survey results are accurate to your experience? Please comment below!
In case you missed it: About the MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan

The MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan will translate the vision, hopes, dreams, and priorities of MidTown community members into tangible and realistic actions for the next 5 years.

Through this effort, we aim to develop strategies that grow MidTown as a neighborhood in its own right, reinforce MidTown as a great place to work and expand MidTown as a destination for entertainment and services supporting the surrounding communities.  This work will align existing development and planning efforts into a cohesive whole that reflects our core commitment to equitable and inclusive growth. More information can be found at: https://midtowncleveland.org/our-vision2025/