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JroxJrox Feb 12, 2019 8:35 PM

I am speechless. I watched the website and its going to be beautiful. Hopefully Union Row, Loews will all be built around the same time which is June of this year. Not quite sure about Loews but they have a deadline. One Beale is already moving. With the addition of all the hotel rooms we should be well over 5000 rooms for the NBA All Star game. Just throw in the Casino tower at Southland which would be a boom during the all star weekend.

Chris Warren Feb 12, 2019 8:40 PM

WOW........

I guess we're really booming now.


Edit: Also, anyone notice the palm trees on that?

DRG901 Feb 12, 2019 8:56 PM

Nice!! Exciting times in Memphis!

KingWestMemphis Feb 12, 2019 10:27 PM

I'm loving all the development downtown. It really has the potential to look like a completely different place in a couple of years.

James Owen Feb 13, 2019 4:26 AM

I'm kinda skeptical about this one (specifically the hotel component), but with all of the other planned developments that have been announced over the last year along the southern portion of downtown, this is just another piece of the puzzle in making that area denser.

James Owen Feb 13, 2019 5:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JroxJrox (Post 8471365)
I am speechless. I watched the website and its going to be beautiful. Hopefully Union Row, Loews will all be built around the same time which is June of this year. Not quite sure about Loews but they have a deadline. One Beale is already moving. With the addition of all the hotel rooms we should be well over 5000 rooms for the NBA All Star game. Just throw in the Casino tower at Southland which would be a boom during the all star weekend.

Has anyone done an official count on how many hotel rooms downtown has currently? I know the Loews, Hyatt, Canopy, Aloft, and this newly-planned Clipper hotel developments would add 1,300+ total rooms when all completed, but it would help to know what the current stock is at present between all of the existing ones (including those that were recently completed).

JroxJrox Feb 13, 2019 9:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Owen (Post 8472037)
Has anyone done an official count on how many hotel rooms downtown has currently? I know the Loews, Hyatt, Canopy, Aloft, and this newly-planned Clipper hotel developments would add 1,300+ total rooms when all completed, but it would help to know what the current stock is at present between all of the existing ones (including those that were recently completed).

I would have to find it but around 4000. ALoft, Arrive and the hotel at the train station about to come on board.

Johnny Ryall Feb 15, 2019 4:30 PM

Planning underway for equitable growth in University District
COLE BRADLEY | High Ground News


http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...rosperity.aspx

photo (Ziggy Mack)
http://www.highgroundnews.com/galleries/4n7a8113sw.jpg

Johnny Ryall Feb 15, 2019 4:51 PM

Almost 500 new bedrooms en route to University District
By Jacob Steimer – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal


https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...niversity.html

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11106...-114041-am.png

TheKernel91 Feb 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Planning board endorses Art Lofts across from Overton Park

https://dailymemphian.com/article/30...m-Overton-Park

The redesign looks good. Another addition to Midtown

https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/6333/440

maximus10 Feb 21, 2019 7:47 PM

Blue Monkey developers to start mixed-use project

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Construction may soon start Downtown on a three-story, mixed-use building with a ground-floor deli restaurant and four apartments above.

The $1.6 million building will rise at 529 S. Front next to the Blue Monkey, according to a building permit application filed this week.

The site is 0.6 acres at the vacant, northwest corner of Front and G.E. Patterson.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...ed-use-project

https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/6574/960

DRG901 Mar 4, 2019 2:58 PM

One Beale progress

Was driving downtown down Front Street over the weekend and dirt is moving in the area where the apartments are rising and they have started tearing down the old Carlisle office building.

JroxJrox Mar 4, 2019 6:49 PM

Yes, its moving along. 3 more months before the Southland Hotel, the St Jude Housing Project in the Pinch and Union Row break ground.

Johnny Ryall Mar 5, 2019 5:32 AM

The image still has the old gas station across the street. I believe it has been a modern looking Orion credit union for some time.

Le Bonheur plans $38M expansion of Heart Institute
Two-story building will be erected in front of hospital
By Tom Bailey/ Daily Memphian

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The expansion totals 70,500 square feet. The announcement comes less than a year after Le Bonheur started a $16 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department, and nine years after erecting its newest, $340 million main facility with 255 beds... Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, training more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...sQB2GQI8YRJ2-M

image (Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital)
https://thememphian.blob.core.window...sized/7160_960

https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...sQB2GQI8YRJ2-M

JroxJrox Mar 5, 2019 1:32 PM

Update - New Medical District Apartments
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JroxJrox (Post 8463945)
A few years back UT tore down a tower on campus because the students were adults and didnt like the college feel to it. Some are always married as well. I remember they said they would be building or have someone build new apartments that the students could live in.

https://dailymemphian.com/article/34...for-board-vote

Students attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center could soon have their first ever on-campus housing option.

DRG901 Mar 5, 2019 11:56 PM

New York developer buys Pinch District parcels, with eye toward large development

Was hoping to see some movement in the Pinch-- this sounds like a step in the right direction.


"New York developer Tom Intrator has purchased three Pinch District properties: 400 N. Front St., 429 N. Main St., and 396 N. Main.
Intrator said Tuesday he has no plans currently in place for the properties. However, he is targeting multiple other Pinch District properties for purchase and is planning a large, multi-use development in the district, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
“While we see great potential, there are no plans currently in place regarding our properties in the Pinch, but we will pay close attention to the 2016 Pinch Concept Study by LRK for the City of Memphis as a guide to future development of the area,” Intrator said.
Intrator is the developer behind 18 S. Main's renovation and is the new owner of Downtown's Royal Furniture store building.


https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/..._news_headline

Johnny Ryall Mar 6, 2019 3:01 AM

Developer proposes converting Downtown DoubleTree into upscale boutique hotel
By Wayne Risher/ Daily Memphian


Quote:

A $47 million renovation is proposed to convert the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Memphis into a full-service, four-star hotel with new meeting space... The project calls for interior and exterior renovations and construction of new event and/or food and beverage space, converting the 280-key, limited-service hotel into a boutique hotel.
https://dailymemphian.com/article/35...XpjFQB92B0XFnI

(Rendering courtesy of King & Union Memphis Acquisitions LLC)
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/7226/960

(Rendering courtesy of King & Union Memphis Acquisitions LLC)
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https://dailymemphian.com/article/35...XpjFQB92B0XFnI

DRG901 Mar 12, 2019 1:24 PM

Tall hotel will be East Memphis landmark
Tom Bailey/ Daily Memphian 3/12/19

"The structure at 5625 Poplar would be the tallest building along the 1.5-mile section of Poplar between the 34-story Clark Tower and the expressway. The tallest there now, Trustmark Centre, is nine stories."

"The hotel will be a dual-brand hotel. Aman and Purohit’s AP Hospitality Group Partnership is negotiating with both Marriott and Hilton. No matter which hotel company becomes part of the deal, the guest rooms will be split between two branded hotels, Aman said.

The project will cost from $18 million to $28 million to build, Maynard said.

There are plans for an attached, 180-space parking garage behind the hotel, which will be pulled up close to the south side of Poplar.

The roof will likely feature a bar or restaurant. The perch will allow views “all the way to Shelby Farms,’’ Aman said."


https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...mphis-landmark

TheKernel91 Mar 12, 2019 4:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRG901 (Post 8502764)
Tall hotel will be East Memphis landmark
Tom Bailey/ Daily Memphian 3/12/19

"The structure at 5625 Poplar would be the tallest building along the 1.5-mile section of Poplar between the 34-story Clark Tower and the expressway. The tallest there now, Trustmark Centre, is nine stories."

"The hotel will be a dual-brand hotel. Aman and Purohit’s AP Hospitality Group Partnership is negotiating with both Marriott and Hilton. No matter which hotel company becomes part of the deal, the guest rooms will be split between two branded hotels, Aman said.

The project will cost from $18 million to $28 million to build, Maynard said.

There are plans for an attached, 180-space parking garage behind the hotel, which will be pulled up close to the south side of Poplar.

The roof will likely feature a bar or restaurant. The perch will allow views “all the way to Shelby Farms,’’ Aman said."


https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...mphis-landmark

Hoping for Glass on this building. Keep in mind that Loeb will be developing that property on Poplar and S Yates rd. Should hear something later this year. That plus this hotel will change that stretch on Poplar to 240

Johnny Ryall Mar 12, 2019 8:18 PM

Former Binghampton warehouse now home to thriving indoor skatepark
COLE BRADLEY | High Ground News


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Society Skatepark and Coffee opened at 583 Scott Street in an industrial area a block off of Broad Avenue. The space includes 10,000 square feet of indoor ramps and rails for skateboards, BMX, scooters and quad skating. Massive murals line the walls and music mixes with the sound of speeding wheels. The course’s crown jewel is its 10-foot vertical ramp, one of only a handful of that size in the country... Customers are first greeted by a 5,000-square-foot retail space. To the right of the entrance, gleaming skateboards and stylish sneakers line the walls of Contact Skateboard Shop owned by Zac Roberts. To the left is Society’s cafe with its rich wood bars, countertops and tables built by Wrage.
http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...Skatepark.aspx

photo (Ziggy Mack)
http://www.highgroundnews.com/galler...4274s2.jpg?s=f

http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...Skatepark.aspx

Johnny Ryall Mar 13, 2019 12:19 PM

High-rises on Highland are a test for Memphis 3.0
Cole Bradley | High Ground News


Quote:

The Stratum, Gather on Southern, Highland Row, Crescent Highland and The Nine are the largest of the district's new residential properties. The planned ThirtySix01 and Stella buildings would add a combined 675 residents. There are at least three more complexes under consideration. Together, these new multifamily buildings represent thousands of new units, potential residents and cars clustered at the heart of this 5.3-square-mile district.
http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...HighRises.aspx

photo (Ziggy Mack)
http://www.highgroundnews.com/galler...5786sw.jpg?s=f

http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...HighRises.aspx

photo (Ziggy Mack)
http://www.highgroundnews.com/galler...5711sw.jpg?s=f

http://www.highgroundnews.com/featur...HighRises.aspx

DRG901 Mar 14, 2019 6:40 PM

Loews hotel project wins clear path to tourism zone financing
Wayne Risher/Daily Memphian. 3/14/2019

Recently the Sheraton lawsuit was thrown out and now the financing has been cleared by the state. Let's get this thing built.




[Quote"The House on Thursday passed an amendment extending to June 30, 2024 the deadline for Loews to open, with funding from a tourism development zone, and clarifying the TDZ revenues available to the project".Quote]

[Quote "The timeline of Loews and its fellow New York-based development partner, Townhouse Management Company, calls for financing approval in the April-June quarter and construction beginning in the July-September quarter."Quote]

https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...zone-financing

The Best Forumer Mar 14, 2019 6:55 PM

why was there a lawsuit?

DRG901 Mar 14, 2019 7:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 8505856)
why was there a lawsuit?

The owners of the Sheraton Hotel (which is the current main convention center hotel) sued the city for giving incentives to the Loew's developers as it would diminish their value. The owners of the Sheraton also got incentives a few years back to renovate their hotel, and they also put in a bid for a second convention center hotel that was beat out by Loew's...so basically it just sounds like bitterness but all should be worked out now.

James Owen Mar 14, 2019 9:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRG901 (Post 8505939)
The owners of the Sheraton Hotel (which is the current main convention center hotel) sued the city for giving incentives to the Loew's developers as it would diminish their value. The owners of the Sheraton also got incentives a few years back to renovate their hotel, and they also put in a bid for a second convention center hotel that was beat out by Loew's...so basically it just sounds like bitterness but all should be worked out now.

What they were proposing at the time (according to MBJ back in January) was a 300-room JW Marriott to be built along side a revamped Sheraton on the same property. As you can probably tell, that pitch offered only half of what the city was seeking.

The article is behind a paywall, but here is the link:
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...enovation.html

If the owners of the Sheraton were really that concerned about competition and losing revenue, they should put their money where their mouths are and actually renovate their property to where it can be on par with the Loews hotel when it opens in a few years.

Johnny Ryall Mar 16, 2019 1:32 AM

Refreshed Poplar Towers draws new tenants, restaurant
By Tom Bailey | Daily Memphian


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The 11-story Poplar Towers was a tired, 45-year-old office building in the middle of Memphis’ newest, most upscale and expensive offices... inspire Israeli-based real estate investment firm Faropoint Ventures to buy Poplar Towers 13 months ago for $10.1 million and spend millions more this year improving much of the rest of the 129,533-square-foot building... Outside, the new owner installed new window treatments, canopy and up-lighting, and repainted the building an off-white and black... Faropoint does not disclose how much it spent on the renovation, but “as you can imagine, it’s in the millions,’’ Embry said.
https://dailymemphian.com/article/17...nts-restaurant

photo (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)
https://thememphian.blob.core.window...sized/3532_960
photo (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

https://dailymemphian.com/article/17...nts-restaurant

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Work starting soon on Rising Roll restaurant in E. Memphis
By Tom Bailey | Daily Memphian


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Construction may soon start on a new restaurant called Rising Roll, on the ground floor of the 11-story Poplar Towers, 6263 Poplar. Franchisee Michael Black applied last week for a construction permit, and estimated the work will cost $300,000. Rising Roll will occupy 2,300 square feet comprising the east half of the ground floor, where Regions Bank used to operate a branch... The Atlanta-based chain has about 20 locations, and the Poplar Towers site will be the first in the Memphis region. Rising Roll will... be open seven days a week. The restaurant is among several new tenants in the recently renovated... Others include insurance firm Douglas & Greer Inc. and LiveStock Nutrition.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...t-in-E-Memphis

photo (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)
https://thememphian.blob.core.window...sized/7487_440

https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...t-in-E-Memphis

TheKernel91 Mar 18, 2019 6:36 PM

Good news on Memphis job growth...
The Pace of Job Growth Is Accelerating in Memphis, Sacramento, Vegas

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ob-growth-pace

memphisborn Mar 20, 2019 4:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Owen (Post 8506134)
What they were proposing at the time (according to MBJ back in January) was a 300-room JW Marriott to be built along side a revamped Sheraton on the same property. As you can probably tell, that pitch offered only half of what the city was seeking.

The article is behind a paywall, but here is the link:
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...enovation.html

If the owners of the Sheraton were really that concerned about competition and losing revenue, they should put their money where their mouths are and actually renovate their property to where it can be on par with the Loews hotel when it opens in a few years.

. What Sheraton Should do is put the proposed JW Marriott inside sterick building which also will qualify for great redevelopment incentives

DRG901 Mar 22, 2019 3:05 PM

Demolition begins for Beale Street hotel project
By Elle Perry/Daily Memphian


https://dailymemphian.com/article/39...-hotel-project

I was not sure if this was still happening as it was planned as it's on the land for Union Row Phase II? Possibly incorporated into it as the second hotel?

James Owen Mar 23, 2019 7:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRG901 (Post 8515054)
Demolition begins for Beale Street hotel project
By Elle Perry/Daily Memphian


https://dailymemphian.com/article/39...-hotel-project

I was not sure if this was still happening as it was planned as it's on the land for Union Row Phase II? Possibly incorporated into it as the second hotel?

In the initial plans, the proposed Inn at Beale was shown to have been included as part of the overall development. My guess is they wanted to get a head start on things ahead of Phase I.

Johnny Ryall Mar 26, 2019 8:38 PM

TopGolf Swing Suite coming to Mid-South
FOX 13 News


Quote:

TopGolf is coming to Tunica. According to the company's website, the Swing Suite is coming to Gold Strike Casino Resort.
https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-sto...outh/933849065

Wayward Memphian Mar 27, 2019 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Ryall (Post 8519317)
TopGolf Swing Suite coming to Mid-South
FOX 13 News




https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-sto...outh/933849065


That's a half measure and not the full enchilada.

Johnny Ryall Mar 28, 2019 12:09 AM

Multifamily project planned at McDonald's site near U of M
By Terry Hollahan/ Daily Memphian


Quote:

An application before the Board of Adjustment in April seeks several variance exceptions to allow construction of 15 four-bedroom units and five three-bedroom units that will have 75 parking spaces on site for residents.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...te-near-U-of-M

(Rendering courtesy of LRK)
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/8305/960

https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...te-near-U-of-M

DRG901 Mar 29, 2019 3:11 PM

The Citizen in Midtown is ready to welcome its first residents
Jacob Steiner/Memphis Business Journal

Update on the Citizen on Union w/slideshow

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/..._news_headline

Johnny Ryall Apr 2, 2019 2:59 PM

I must say U-Haul has done some great adaptive-reuse work in the Memphis area.

U-Haul buys vacant Kmart in Raleigh
By Tom Bailey/ Daily Memphian


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The truck-rental and storage business has bought the 173,583-square-foot building on 27 acres for $1.6 million, Danny Buring said. He and Robert Sloan, both of The Shopping Center Group, represented the seller in the transaction that was completed last week. U-Haul purchased about a dozen of the former Kmart stores in recent months, including the former Kmart in Jackson, Tennessee. Four years ago, U-Haul bought the historic but dilapidated Rawleigh Building at 139 W. Illinois and renovated it for storage and rentals. That building had for decades been a towering eyesore at the southern entrance to Downtown, near I-55 and Crump.
https://dailymemphian.com/article/41...art-in-Raleigh

photo (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/8553/440

https://dailymemphian.com/article/41...art-in-Raleigh

Johnny Ryall Apr 2, 2019 3:07 PM

Construction begins on new Shelby County Health Department headquarters
By Omer Yusuf/ Daily Memphian


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Construction has begun on a new $25 million Shelby County Health Department headquarters. The new facility is at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and North Manassas Street and keeps the same address, 814 Jefferson. Once construction of the new building is complete, the old buildings will be torn down and a new parking lot will be added.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...t-headquarters

(Rendering courtesy of brg3s)
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/8526/960

https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...t-headquarters

James Owen Apr 2, 2019 5:56 PM

The Clipper development could be getting larger than initially planned.

Clipper developer seeks height exception, special use permit
Jacob Steimer
Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/..._news_headline

Quote:

The developers behind the buildings and the Gibson factory's overhaul are requesting permission from local officials to build a 19-story hotel and 20-story building that includes office space, retailers, and a parking garage. When the project was first announced Feb. 12, the news release listed an eight-story office building and a 250-room hotel of an unspecified height.

In the 20-story building, the parking garage would sit below the office space and include 1,000 spaces that would be used by both the office tenants and hotel guests. A skybridge would connect the hotel to the garage, according to the application.
Originally, based on the renderings provided, the two buildings were to be 13 and 11 stories respectively with the office tower placed on top of the parking garage itself.

KevinFromTexas Apr 3, 2019 3:29 PM

The article mentions it could be up to 275 feet.

JroxJrox Apr 3, 2019 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 8528503)
The article mentions it could be up to 275 feet.

This can better explain it.

https://dailymemphian.com/article/41...ler-structures

The developers of The Clipper, a $250 million mixed-use development proposed next to the future FedEx Logistics global headquarters, have applied for a height exception for a 235-foot hotel (about 22 stories) and a 275-foot office tower (about 25 stories)

JroxJrox Apr 5, 2019 9:02 PM

Loews Hotel Cancelled
 
According to the CA, the Loews Hotel is not happening. Good news is the renovation of 100 N Main is moving forward.

Anyone with knowledge believe Sheraton can use the subsidies that is already approved all the way thru the state level and build the JW Marriott but hopefully meet the 500 room requirement for the project? This really sucks because they have lost months on this project and it is hopeful they have a backup because we are looking at another year of waiting if not. This was being sold to COGIC and others as a must happen and in a timely manner.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/get...F3380048002%2F

Read next post. The CA is conflicting with the Memphis Business Journal.

JroxJrox Apr 5, 2019 9:09 PM

Loews Hotel NOT Cancelled - Yet
 
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...loews-for.html

Don't understand why the CA did not report it like the Memphis Business Journal but this better explains it.

City could choose between 100 N. Main and Loews for convention center hotel

James Owen Apr 5, 2019 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JroxJrox (Post 8531406)
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...loews-for.html

Don't understand why the CA did not report it like the Memphis Business Journal but this better explains it.

City could choose between 100 N. Main and Loews for convention center hotel

One or the other will happen. Either a re-purposed 100 North Main as a full-service hotel (and possibly residences) or a built-from-the-ground-up Loews.

In my personal opinion, both projects should happen, but it all depends on finances and whether or not the downtown market can support having three convention hotels in close proximity to each other.

Johnny Ryall Apr 6, 2019 8:34 PM

Alternate 100 N. Main Rendering.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...loews-for.html

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11273...t-14144-pm.png

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...loews-for.html

Johnny Ryall Apr 9, 2019 2:02 PM

As I expected, the (2) 30-story towers have been replaced with a smaller annex. Not a surprise with the proposed Clipper development rising higher and Union Row contemplating office square footage. Also, more waiting in the wings with the proposed One Beale tower (future phase), Pinch District redevelopment, etc. Personally, I thought the best use for 100 N. Main was hotel due to floor plate height. Then use the Civic Plaza space for possible future convention center expansion, i.e. a 2nd major convention hall. Either way, still a great project. I like all the ideas out there.

Why and how Townhouse wants to slim down Memphis' tallest tower
By Jacob Steimer – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal


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Townhouse’s director of development Paul Steenson told the MBJ why and how his company would shear 20 feet off of 100 North Main's width... A New York Developer wants to slim down the massive tower from 86 feet in width to 66 feet, remove the building's concrete skin, wrap it in glass and add an eight-story annex next door. The tower would maintain its 36-story height, 182-foot length... On the first two floors of both the annex and the main building would be retail and commercial space - about 153,000 square feet worth. A 1,100-space parking garage would sit in both buildings on the four floors above retail. In the new building, ballrooms and meeting space would sit above the garage.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...n-memphis.html

ARCHITECT P.C. | TOWNHOUSE MANAGEMENT CO.
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/8833/440

DRG901 Apr 9, 2019 4:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Ryall (Post 8534262)
As I expected, the (2) 30-story towers have been replaced with a smaller annex. Not a surprise with the proposed Clipper development rising higher and Union Row contemplating office square footage. Also, more waiting in the wings with the proposed One Beale tower (future phase), Pinch District redevelopment, etc. Personally, I thought the best use for 100 N. Main was hotel due to floor plate height. Then use the Civic Plaza space for possible future convention center expansion, i.e. a 2nd major convention hall. Either way, still a great project. I like all the ideas out there.

Why and how Townhouse wants to slim down Memphis' tallest tower
By Jacob Steimer – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal




https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...n-memphis.html

ARCHITECT P.C. | TOWNHOUSE MANAGEMENT CO.
https://dailymemphian.com/api/image/8833/440



I agree. I caught this from the article:

"The annex would be built so that that a pair of towers for residential and/or office use could be built on top in the future."

I would guess that would be in the future depending on the market etc. 100 N Main and the Loew's are both great proposals.. if it saves 100 N Main from sitting blighted this may make more sense. Would love to see both in a perfect world but interested to see how it plays out.

Also, with all these office tower proposals I'm curious what will end up being built. I'm betting on the Clipper being the most likely and the fastest. I would guess followed by One Beale and Union Row I think have a shot depending on who they could line up for tenants.

Johnny Ryall Apr 9, 2019 4:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRG901 (Post 8534443)
I caught this from the article: "The annex would be built so that that a pair of towers for residential and/or office use could be built on top in the future."

I missed that! Glad to hear that it will be built with a vision looking into the future and not locked into 8 stories. An investment done right. :cheers:

Let's not forget they also have Jefferson Plaza and the empty parcel on its south side.

photo (Memphis News/Houston Cofield)
https://www.memphisdailynews.com/Edi...7.jpg?id=33867
photo (Memphis News/Houston Cofield)
https://www.memphisdailynews.com/new...00-north-main/

Johnny Ryall Apr 9, 2019 5:18 PM

More coverage of University District happenings.

University District Starts on a Refresh
BY TOBY SELLS/ Memphis Flyer


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The intersection of Walker and Highland will soon have a new crosswalk, thanks to funds from the Highland Revitalization tax increment finance deal approved for the district in 2016. Officials expect the deal to generate $21 million for the district over the next 20 years... The UNDC recently hired local planning and design firm Looney Ricks Kiss to “re-imagine” the Highland Strip from Midland to Kearney, with a focus on streetscapes and traffic. The study includes, “parking and traffic studies, access management, opportunities for better parking solutions, utility relocation, railroad quiet zones, and ways to slow traffic to promote business success.” The study is expected to be finished next month.
https://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlo...s-on-a-refresh

image UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOODS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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image UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOODS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

https://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlo...s-on-a-refresh

Johnny Ryall Apr 11, 2019 2:37 PM

After 6-year delay, Elvis Presley Boulevard project to move forward
By Bill Dries/ Daily Memphian


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City leaders will gather Thursday near the intersection of Elvis Presley Boulevard and Brooks Road to mark the beginning of construction on a $44 million streetscape improvement project that kicked off six years ago.
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Johnny Ryall Apr 12, 2019 4:34 PM

Community Redevelopment Agency extends Jackson Avenue makeover
By Wayne Risher/ Daily Memphian


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A Memphis development board wants to extend a long-awaited, pedestrian-friendly makeover of Jackson Avenue from Midtown to Downtown. It’s an expansion of the Jackson Avenue Corridor project that the Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has been planning for many years.
https://dailymemphian.com/article/44...venue-makeover

(Rendering courtesy of Ray Brown Urban Design)
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Johnny Ryall Apr 13, 2019 9:03 AM

A score for West Memphis, but another dimension is that this frees up space for the continuing fairgrounds redevelopment.

Coke plans $33M West Memphis expansion, will close Midtown facility
By Samuel Hardiman – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal


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image Courtesy of Coca-Cola Consolidated

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