Downtown Midland Streetscape Redevelopment

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 2015-2020 DDA Long Range Strategic Plan    
Long Range Strategic Plan (PDF)


On November 11, 2015, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) held its annual strategic planning session and identified streetscape redevelopent as a high priority for its 2016 plan of work.

The City’s primary goal for this plan is to evaluate design options and provide base conceptual engineering plans for the redesign and reconstruction of Main Street. The Downtown Development Authority has broadened this original and still primary goal to review all streets and streetscapes in the DDA. The final plan is expected to provide conceptual engineering plans for Main Street, together with one or more conceptual engineering plans for all other streets, in the DDA. The city has no immediate preference for whether this Plan is presented on an individual street basis or on a street hierarchical basis.

Considerations to be given during the design process will include road design, sidewalk treatments, landscaping, electrical service, lighting, irrigation lines, and others. The inclusion of festival streets will need to be given consideration in the course of evaluating design options.

Upcoming Events:

June 5, 2017 - Phase 1 Construction Begins

Contact Us:

For questions and more information, contact us via phone or email or by sharing your opinion on open topics in E-City Hall! You can also find the latest news, construction updates, and more at the!


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Dig In Midland Website

View Sample Street Designs

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View the Streetscape Committee's Recommendation

Watch the video to view the Streetscape Redevelopment Committee's official recommendation to the Downtown Development Authority Board for the downtown streetscape redevelopment project.

Letter of support from Midland Downtown Business Association

Media Coverage:

'Dig In Midland' to Bring Big Changes to Downtown Midland

'Dig In Midland': Work on $9 Million Downtown Streetscape Project to Start in Early June

$3M Snow-Melt System an Option for Downtown Midland

More Feedback Sought on Downtown Midland Streetscape

Midland Moves Closer to Renovations of Downtown Streetscape

Midland DDA Reviews Downtown Streetscape Plan

Midland City Council Gets the Details on Downtown Design Draft

Downtown Midland Streetscape Redevelopment - Where we are and what's next

Exciting Time for Downtown Midland

You're Invited to be Part of Downtown Midland's Redevelopment

Streetscape Session Goes Over Options for Downtown Midland

Residents Share Thoughts on Downtown Midland Streetscape

DDA, SmithGroupJJR Announce Streetscape Input Dates

Downtown Streetscape Contract OK'd

2016 Streetscape Redevelopment Committee

 Purpose of Committee: 

  • Determine scope of the 2016 Downtown Midland Streetscape Redevelopment project
  • Develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a qualified planner for the project
  • Evaluate the RFPs and recommend to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board on hiring a planner consultant
  • Work with the planner consultant to gather public input
  • Work with the planner consultant to develop a proposed concept be recommended to the DDA

Committee Members:

  • Robert Rathbun – Chair: DDA board member, representing Chemical Bank, downtown business/property owner
  • Bill Allen – representing the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce/Midland Tomorrow
  • Bobbie Arnold – DDA board member
  • Bo Brines – DDA board member, downtown business and property owner
  • Steve Bush – downtown business and property owner
  • Scott Coyer – Midland Downtown Business Association president, downtown business owner
  • David Kell – DDA board member
  • Stephanie Richardson – downtown horticulturist/City of Midland
  • Peter Shaheen – developer, downtown property owner