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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Encourage New Housing Development

The approximately 1,300 units of housing that exist in MidTown are scattered across the area with few units available for sale or rent. The relatively low population density brings challenges in attracting retail and services to MidTown. To better connect employers to potential employees and provide more customers for area businesses, MidTown needs to grow its residential base. More residents in the area will also make the neighborhood more vibrant and multi-dimensional. MidTown should encourage mixed-income housing to serve residents and families of all shapes and sizes, set clear expectations for new developments under the influence or friendly ownership, and smooth the pathway for new private development that meets the typological needs and expectations of the neighborhood.

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Encourage New Housing Development


Ease the Pathway for New Development

Use MTC’s planning capacity to make smooth the runway for private developers to realize housing projects in MidTown that meet predetermined community needs and expectations.

Near-Term Actions


Remove the barriers to development by pre-approving specific development types.

Research and document the rules of a potential PUD with City staff.

Explore creation of a MidTown PUD east of E 66th Street; Advocate for changes to city permitting to enable smoother approvals.

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