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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Restore & Grow MidTown’s Green Infrastructure

Beyond aesthetic benefits, green infrastructure helps to manage stormwater, improve air quality, provide shade and respite from hot summer temperatures, and even provide opportunities for growing food. This strategy seeks to provide equitable access to quality green spaces that allow residents to experience their social, economic, and health benefits. Recognizing that low-income and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation and pollution, at its heart, access to quality park space and green infrastructure is an environmental and restorative justice issue.

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Restore & Grow MidTown’s Green Infrastructure


Implement Midtown’s Tree Plan and Education Campaign

Grow MidTown’s tree canopy by adding 175 street trees, annually. Educate residents and stakeholders on the value of trees in mitigating air pollution and stormwater management. Explore creation of urban orchards in vacant spaces in MidTown to trees to be transplanted elsewhere in the neighborhood and provide shade and aesthetic value as an interim use.

Near-Term Actions


Create a Street Tree Request process for local businesses through MTC website;

Install 175 Street Trees each year.

Identify one vacant lot to be repurposed as an urban orchard.

Type of Action

Project Implementation

Looking For

Property Owners & Residents