January Ashby Row Block Club Meeting Date Announced!

The Ashby Row block club, which includes residents from the 600 blocks of Lyon, Innes and Crescent as well as from the 300 blocks of Benson and Grand, will be meeting January 27th at 6:30p. The agenda will include updates on Neighborhood Improvement (such as happenings on Michigan Street).

If you would like to attend because you live in or own property in Ashby Row please contact Midtown staff to get more information. Staff can be reached by calling 732-9191

City Planning Director to Review Michigan Street Corridor Draft to Midtown Feb 16th

Monday February 16th City Planning Director Suzanne Schulz will be presenting an overview of the current Michigan Street Corridor Plan draft to Midtown residents. This is a wonderful opportunity for YOU to come and ask questions and learn more about what the future holds in store for the neighborhood. Let’s make the most of this opportunity to speak directly to the person who can answer our questions! The meeting, at our office 1147 E. Fulton, begins at 7p. RSVP’s are encouraged as space is limited. In the event of a larger than anticipated crowd (based on RSVP’s) an alternative location will be determined.

Feb 7th 9:30a GRPL Field Trip for Residents Interested In Researching Their Home

Bring a picture of your house (if you have one), change for the copy machine or a digital camera and something to take notes on. If you already have some background on your house feel free to jot that down and bring it along as well. The History and Special Collections Department staff at the library is waiting to hear from us so that we can reserve a space which will be big enough (or small enough) for our group.

Please RSVP via our FB event page so that we can be prepared.

We will be gathering at 9:30a in the lobby of the Main Branch of the Library (downtown). We will keep an eye out for YOU!

Thank You

Midtown’s Marketing and Fundraising Committee Seeking Additional Members-Holding Meeting 7pm February 10th

Marketing and Fundraising in Midtown is a big job. A fun job. And a job that can always use “extra minds & hands”. If you are interested in helping us further our efforts in regard to advocating for the neighborhood we would appreciate hearing from you.

We are looking at re-branding and have an interest in streamlining our printed materials to compliment our house plaques, street signs and the general format of our newsletter, website and facebook page. We could certainly use your help.

For 2015 we are planning to move forward with fundraisers we hold annually including House Plaque Sales (year around), Membership Campaign (Summer-Fall) and Midtown on Tap- a Community Celebration (August)

We will be meeting at 1147 E. Fulton on February 10th at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you….