"All of Uptown could be called an innovation district, because of all the research that goes on here," says Uptown Consortium CEO Beth Robinson. Maybe so, but construction for the defined project will soon be underway.
Major development plans are in the works near the I-71 MLK Interchange. The northbound ramp to Interstate 71 along Martin Luther King Drive opened in April of 2017. Now Uptown Consortium, Inc. has plans for an Innovation Corridor with mixed-use space near the Interchange. The development is meant to create jobs and improve walkability in surrounding neighborhoods.