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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Preserve Legacy Buildings

Along with relics of “Millionaire’s Row”, area churches and industrial buildings like Warner-Swasey are monuments to MidTown’s history. Retention of MidTown’s historic structures is essential, but it takes extra effort to overcome the redevelopment challenges many of these properties pose. It will take a committed team, creative funding, and thoughtful preservation that will make MidTown feel unique and rooted as it continues to grow.

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Preserve Legacy Buildings


Pursue MidTown Historic District Designation in the National Registry of Historic Places

Capitalize on MidTown’s historic assets to draw residents, workers, and visitors, pave the way for more historic preservation of neighborhood buildings.

Near-Term Actions

Warner Swasey-renovated Geis-render

Support efforts to designate MidTown as a historic place.

Reach out to historic tax credit developers.

Pursue a second designation for industrial MidTown north of Chester Avenue.

Type of Action


Looking For

Rehab-Reuse Interest in Historic Structures