Welcome to the Midtown Hattiesburg Master Plan site! The goal of the Master Plan is to create a pedestrian-friendly, mixed use neighborhood that connects people to living, shopping, dining, entertaining, medical, cultural, and recreational activities.
Form-Based Code and Master Plan

Form-Based Code and Master Plan

The final Midtown Form-Based Code and Master Plan are available for download. A copy of the documents are posted below. > Adopted Midtown Form-Based Code > Final Midtown Master Plan
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About Greater Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg boasts a strong retail sales market with about $2.5 billion annually, with the city ranking 2nd in the state in total sales. Hattiesburg ranked in the top 20 of the “Restaurant Growth Index” by Neilson in 2011. Greater Hattiesburg has nearly 27,000 college students within a 30 mile radius. Forbes lists the city as...
About the Project

About the Project

The goal of the Midtown Hattiesburg Master Plan is to create a walkable, workable, mixed use community that connects people to living, shopping, dining, entertaining, educational, medical, cultural, and recreational venues. The project area is located just south of the USM campus and west of US 49. The Plan will take advantage of Midtown’s strategic location...
Charrette Illustrations

Charrette Illustrations

A seven day charrette was held in Midtown Hattiesburg between Friday Nov 4th and Thursday Nov 10th, 2011. A “charrette” is a multiple day, collaborative planning and design workshop. Charrettes are inclusive by nature and are designed to build consensus from the outset, providing a collaborative forum to bring all parties together and focus on...
Revitalization of "Little Gordy Creek"

Revitalization of “Little Gordy Creek”

Two key concerns raised during the charrette included a lack of passive open space and stormwater quality. To help alleviate these concerns Little Gordy Creek could be revitalized as a “day-lighted” greenway. Little Gordy Creek cuts through the center of Midtown and is currently under utilzied. A revitlaizied Creek would enhance stormwater quality and serve as a...
Charrette Final Presentation

Charrette Final Presentation

On Thursday, November 10 at  6pm, approximately 60 people convened at the The Thad Cochran Center to watch the closing presentation of the charrette. The team presented a summary of the week’s events, which included illustrative drawings, before and after computer visualizations and an physical master plan. After the presentation, participants were encouraged to review the...
Hands-on Design Session

Hands-on Design Session

The public portion of the charrette began at The Trent Lott National Center on Saturday, November 5th at 8:30 am. Approximately 40 people gathered to roll up their sleeves and play “planners” for the morning. Following a brief introductory presentation, participants divided into six groups, and gathered around tables with a facilitator. The groups worked...