Memphis Business Journal distinction is first for the district
The enhancements at the intersection of Marshall and Monroe as well as others in the area have been named a finalist for best renovation project for streetscape improvements. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Building Memphis Awards from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 27th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.
This project involved many partners providing invaluable services including the Downtown Memphis Commission who co-funded the project and commissioned the much photographed public art in the project area, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative who provided funding and project management, Montgomery Martin who was the contractor, Alta Planning + Design and LRK who delivered project design, Allworld Project Management, and the City of Memphis.
“The purpose of this project was to slow traffic, provide additional on-street parking, and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists all while improving the look and feel of the intersection,” said Montgomery Martin, President of the Montgomery Martin Contractors. “The project team was able to do this while achieving 38 percent minority firm participation in the project.”
The seventh annual event recognizes and honors exceptional Mid-South construction and renovation projects completed within 2017. Award-winning projects exhibit excellence in architecture, design, engineering development, sustainable practices and construction and will have a noticeable impact in community investment, jobs created and effect on the surrounding area.
Eligible projects included commercial real estate facilities in the industrial, office, retail, hotel or multifamily sectors that were completed mainly during calendar year 2017.