Creative changes in store for Midvale’s Main StreetMay 08, 2023 11:06AM ● By Annabelle Larsen
An aerial view of Midvale’s historic Main Street. (Courtesy of Midvale City)
Midvale residents can look forward to seeing new changes to Midvale’s historic Main Street. Planning efforts from the city and past successful events to make changes to the street have given the city confidence in adapting Main Street even more. Midvale City partnered with the consultant firm Design Workshop and are working alongside the community to make improvements to this historic road, including various landscaping adaptations, more outdoor lighting, public spaces to host city events, improved mobility for residents and an increase in public street furniture as well as art.
Midvale residents are already able to see changes in the city, as well as on Main Street. Many art pieces appeared due to last year’s Midvale Main Street Mural Festival, where over a dozen artists created vibrant murals all across the city.
Midvale City hosted a Back to the Future: The Future of Main Street event in March, which encouraged residents to meet at The Pearl on Main, a local event center, to weigh in on the recent changes to Main Street, ask questions and give feedback about the new designs. This event was then followed by a showing of the 1985 movie “Back to the Future” for those who stayed around afterward.
Much of the redesign for Midvale’s Main Street comes from a vision to make this part of the city more accessible to the public, as well as curate a more vibrant and lively downtown area for residents to enjoy. These changes hope to make this part of the city more safe and suitable for walking and biking, as well as promote the visibility of Main Street businesses. This project is also aimed at helping to display the uniqueness of Midvale. λ