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Planned $5.7M urban park gets grants to pick up where Union Row development ends

Posted on 12/21/2018

About one block east of where the massive Union Row development ends near Union Avenue and Danny Thomas Boulevard, a separate public-private development could pick up, now that two grants worth $700,000 were approved Wednesday.

The development, named The Ravine, is a $5.7 million mixed-use urban park.

Its westernmost point begins near the corner of Madison Avenue and South Lauderdale Street. It would stretch diagonally past High Cotton Brewing Company, include an overpass over Monroe Avenue and continue for one more block to Union Avenue.

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Build Up Not Out

Posted on 12/21/2018

Since the announcement of the proposed $950 million Union Row development, there has been much discussion about what this project means to Memphis and Shelby County. There is no question that an investment of this scale within our urban core signifies momentum. The concept is visionary. The investment is unprecedented. And the access it provides to the neighboring communities is game-changing.

Together with developers, elected officials, and city and county leaders, the Downtown Memphis Commission is building a Memphis that is investible — a Memphis that has momentum and a Downtown for everyone.

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Grand entrance: $950M Union Row proposed for Downtown

Posted on 11/15/2018

The largest mixed-use development in Memphis history goes public this week, promising to transform a haggard Downtown gateway with apartments, stores, restaurants, a hotel, office towers, parking structures, green spaces, even a half-acre park perched over a roadway like a rooftop.

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'Mighty Lights' Introduces Dual LED Lighting Package to Bookend Memphis Riverfront

Posted on 5/30/2018

Memphis Bridge Lighting Inc., the nonprofit that orchestrated the dynamic Philips LED lighting package on Big River Crossing in October 2016, is proud to introduce Mighty Lights, a nightly attraction that combines the lighting of both the Big River Crossing and soon-to-be re-illuminated Hernando de Soto bridges.

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St. Jude to Build $412M 'Linchpin' Advanced Research Center

Posted on 2/21/2018

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is creating a $412 million research center, the largest project ever on the Memphis hospital's campus. 

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DCA Unveils New-Look Downtown HQ

Posted on 2/14/2018

Creative communications consulting firm, DCA has submitted plans for its new South Main headquarters to the Downtown Memphis Commission.

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Memphis Greenspace Moves Forward with Park Activation Plans

Posted on 1/25/2018

Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a Tennessee nonprofit corporation with a mission to start, strengthen and support neighborhood and community involvement surrounding park-based recreation, has announced its spring activation strategy for its current park portfolio of Memphis Park and Health Sciences Park.

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DMC names Top 10 Downtown redevelopment 'game changers'

Posted on 1/22/2018

The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) has created a new list of vacant properties that it wants to see redeveloped.

Complied by new DMC president Jennifer Oswalt and Brett Roler, DMC vice president of planning and development, the list of "game changers" is meant to raise awareness while also sending a clear message to Downtown property owners.

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Edge project developers approved for $19 million tax break

Posted on 8/8/2017

The $73 million mixed-use development set to transform Memphis's Edge District got a big boost from the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) Tuesday morning.

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DRB Approves New Lighting for Hernando Desoto Bridge

Posted on 6/7/2017

The same Philips Lighting that's caught the eyes of Memphians on Big River Crossing will soon come to the famous "M" bridge.

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