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maximus10 Oct 6, 2021 8:28 PM

Permit filed for part of Orgel’s Snuff District redevelopment

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A commercial construction permit has been filed by developer Billy Orgel for the foundation of a mixed-use building in Uptown, part of the $62 million Snuff District.

The application, totaling around $1.7 million, is for the foundation and site work at the proposed six-story building at 47 Keel.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...uptown-memphis

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maximus10 Oct 7, 2021 7:20 PM

$30M South Front mixed-use development approved

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A 120-year-old brick warehouse and an adjoining vacant lot on South Front are set to become part of a $30 million mixed-use development that would fill the last “missing teeth” of one of Downtown’s most vibrant corridors.

That’s according to a staff report from the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board, which voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 6, to approve exterior renovations and new construction at 316-324 S. Front.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...pment-approved

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maximus10 Oct 7, 2021 7:21 PM

Board approves Downtown Mobility Center

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A transportation hub, which the Downtown Memphis Commission hopes will solve most of Downtown’s parking problems, just received needed design approval.

The DMC’s Design Review Board voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 6, to approve design plans for construction of the new Downtown Mobility Center, which will be built on the 1.3-acre surface parking lot immediately north of the Orpheum Theatre.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...obility-center

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memphisborn Oct 16, 2021 6:53 PM

Anyone know the status on the blue note hotel proposal??? Just curious if this is still a go??

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...t-project.html

memphisborn Oct 16, 2021 6:55 PM

Anyone know the status of the Blue Note hotel proposal?? Just curious if this is still a go ???

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...t-project.html

MidTenn1 Oct 19, 2021 5:45 PM

The Hyatt Corporation is building their first 'Caption' brand hotel in Memphis.

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Some comments:
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Hospitality design firm HBG Design is embracing the new Caption by Hyatt brand with a focus on redefining what hospitality looks like in the modern world, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The first U.S.-located Caption by Hyatt hotel, and second to open worldwide, is a beacon of hope following widespread disruption to the hospitality industry caused by the pandemic. Caption by Hyatt’s upscale, select-service lifestyle brand is targeted to conscientious locals and guests, with a focus on creating social spaces that punctuate connection and interaction with their locale. The Memphis, TN location celebrates the spirit of this iconic American city, steeped in history with many stories to tell.

MDC26 Oct 24, 2021 7:15 PM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9425553)
Anyone know the status on the blue note hotel proposal??? Just curious if this is still a go??

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...t-project.html

Yes its still a go, but they are also exploring other sites. The developers just took part in the Daily Memphian Developing Memphis Seminar. You can watch their presentation here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz3AxIhkRfg

memphisborn Oct 30, 2021 6:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MDC26 (Post 9432619)
Yes its still a go, but they are also exploring other sites. The developers just took part in the Daily Memphian Developing Memphis Seminar. You can watch their presentation here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz3AxIhkRfg

Thanks for the link. Glad to know it’s still happening. Man! I listened to comments about NBA players saying the city is ugly and they don’t get out when they come here. We need more developers like the Blue Note team to continue to develop our downtown/ pinch those comments stuck with me. Smdh

memphisborn Nov 1, 2021 1:29 AM

Are there any updates on the National Black Theater museum proposal @ Brooks Museum???

https://www.actionnews5.com/story/37...brooks-museum/

MDC26 Nov 1, 2021 6:24 PM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9439241)
Are there any updates on the National Black Theater museum proposal @ Brooks Museum???

https://www.actionnews5.com/story/37...brooks-museum/

The Metal Museum will be taking over Rust Hall. Since the new Brooks Museum downtown wont be finished for 4 or so years, they have held off on deciding what will go there for now. I do hope that this proposal gets selected, as it seems like it may be the best option.

MDC26 Nov 1, 2021 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9438650)
Thanks for the link. Glad to know it’s still happening. Man! I listened to comments about NBA players saying the city is ugly and they don’t get out when they come here. We need more developers like the Blue Note team to continue to develop our downtown/ pinch those comments stuck with me. Smdh

Yeah, not the greatest things to hear. You hear about how musicians love the city, and the "grit and grind" inspires them. Apparently athletes prefer the "glitz & glam" instead. Memphis has made strides, but there is still too much blight and vacant lots in the core of the city. Hopefully all these development plans (Pinch/Walk on Union/Clipper) plus all the smaller projects end up coming to fruition.

memphisborn Nov 21, 2021 8:55 PM

Hope Carlisle group gets the Nod. Would love to see him do the Grand Hyatt & conference center he proposed for one Beale, @ 100N main instead.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...att-hotel.html

memphisborn Nov 29, 2021 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9457435)
Hope Carlisle group gets the Nod. Would love to see him do the Grand Hyatt & conference center he proposed for one Beale, @ 100N main instead.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...att-hotel.html

Looks like they definitely have plans for a hotel hope it’s 1,0000 rooms. Grand Hyatt would be nice.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/sto...de/8542299002/

JroxJrox Dec 1, 2021 3:34 AM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9457435)
Hope Carlisle group gets the Nod. Would love to see him do the Grand Hyatt & conference center he proposed for one Beale, @ 100N main instead.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...att-hotel.html

I hope and believe he will get the nod. He has his stuff together. However, it would be a horrible idea to abandon the plans to complete One Beale with the hotel. That is part of the selling point when prospective tenants view the Landing Residences. That and the new garage by the orpheum will make that area flow smoothly.
But here's hoping he just take over Loews and go ahead and build the JW Marriott that was proposed.

Wayward Memphian Dec 1, 2021 11:08 PM

Allegaint Air and Viva Aerobus announced a joint venture today. If approved MEM/CUN is one of the first 11 proposed routes and MEM to Cabo San Lucas is in the within 5 years window.

Folks don't realize that during some stretches Allegiant is offering near daily service to Los Angeles and And Las Vegas. Quite Frankly, with the presence that Allegiant has built at MEM, I could see them forming a base here and using the untouched SW hall of the the New B concourse to house it.

I'm also hoping that Breeze has Memphis on it's radar especially with their A223s now arriving.

maximus10 Dec 2, 2021 8:08 PM

Plan underway to expand Big River Park in Crittenden County

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RITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. (WMC) - Big plans are underway to expand Big River Park, the area between the Harahan Bridge and the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the Arkansas side.

When developers are done, Mid-Southerners will step into a natural habitat most river cities can only dream of having.

Big River Park is about to triple in size. It’s a $5 million project with half the money already raised.
https://www.kait8.com/2021/12/02/pla...tenden-county/

Looks like there a big plans for the flood plain across from downtown. A group plans to turn into a big park in conjunction with Ducks Unlimited. It would be some type of nature reserve complete with bike trails, newly planted trees and connectors to the Big River Crossing and Levee Trails that run along the Mississippi River. They have most of the money to purchase the farmland just need more fundraising.

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memphisborn Dec 4, 2021 4:18 AM

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Originally Posted by JroxJrox (Post 9464790)
I hope and believe he will get the nod. He has his stuff together. However, it would be a horrible idea to abandon the plans to complete One Beale with the hotel. That is part of the selling point when prospective tenants view the Landing Residences. That and the new garage by the orpheum will make that area flow smoothly.
But here's hoping he just take over Loews and go ahead and build the JW Marriott that was proposed.

There was a JW Marriott proposed for 100 n Main ?? When is there a link ??

JroxJrox Dec 6, 2021 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9468104)
There was a JW Marriott proposed for 100 n Main ?? When is there a link ??

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

It wasn't for 100 N. Main but Sheraton made their pitch also to bring a 300 room JW Marriott and increase their hotel but Loews Hotel won out. Really a shame how this has turned out. Now looking like Sheraton proposal or the other group that started all this before getting stabbed in the back looking more realistic. Loew's really wasted this cities time.

memphisborn Dec 7, 2021 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by JroxJrox (Post 9468988)
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...enovation.html

It wasn't for 100 N. Main but Sheraton made their pitch also to bring a 300 room JW Marriott and increase their hotel but Loews Hotel won out. Really a shame how this has turned out. Now looking like Sheraton proposal or the other group that started all this before getting stabbed in the back looking more realistic. Loew's really wasted this cities time.

Yes I do remember the Sheraton/JW Marriott expansion. Lowes is getting cold feet. Turning 100 N main into. JW Marriott would be ideal. Here’s hoping 🤞🏿 that’s what happens.

memphisborn Dec 7, 2021 9:18 PM

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wre...ris-wheel/amp/

New plan for docks, Ferriswheel, and lake. Interesting idea

memphisborn Dec 7, 2021 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by memphisborn (Post 9470563)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wre...ris-wheel/amp/

New plan for docks, Ferriswheel, and lake. Interesting idea

Here is the mayor’s presentation


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JVJJvNJcVGs

maximus10 Dec 12, 2021 4:23 AM

Uptown development: Group plans $29 million redevelopment of historic Greyhound complex

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A local development group has plans to transform the old Greyhound complex on North Main Street into a mixed-use development with apartments and 34,000 feet of retail space.

Developers Gabe Velasquez, Susannah Herring and Bill Ganus have joined together to buy the old bus terminal, built in 1937, and the old Schlitz brewery, built in 1902, at 525 N. Main St.

The $29 million project will preserve the buildings and transform the larger structure, the bus terminal, into industrial loft apartments. An adjacent mini-storage unit space will be turned into residential units. Together, there will be about 65 apartments.
https://www.commercialappeal.com/sto...ts/6447626001/

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maximus10 Jan 1, 2022 12:39 AM

New mixed-use development planned for South Main

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A mixed-use development planned for South Main would anchor emerging corridors and offer more housing for a growing Downtown.

Butler Row would span more than 2 acres, including the intersection at East Butler Avenue and B.B. King Boulevard, according to an application filed with the Board of Adjustment.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...-main-district

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Dariusb Jan 1, 2022 1:41 AM

Wow some good stuff coming downtown especially with converting older buildings and giving them new life.

maximus10 Jan 20, 2022 8:32 PM

Billy Orgel, Kevin Woods team to invest $267M in redeveloping 100 N. Main

Good news yesterday as the DMC chose a local developer to take on the challenge of 100 N. Main. They've done a bunch of projects downtown so far and have good history.

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A development team including Shelby County School Board members Kevin Woods and Billy Orgel will lead the project to revitalize 100 N. Main.

The Downtown Memphis Commission’s staff made its final recommendation to its affiliate Downtown Mobility Authority Wednesday, Jan. 19, selecting 100 North Main Development Partners, which also includes Jay Lindy, Adam Slovis and Michael McLaughlin.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/ne...-redevelopment

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Dale Jan 20, 2022 11:14 PM

^ Is this the one that will stick ?

memphisborn Jan 23, 2022 9:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dale (Post 9509503)
^ Is this the one that will stick ?

Yes they are entering into an exclusive agreement with this development team and cannot negotiate with any one else during the due deligence process. It’s a good committed team. This will transform that end of n main with daily footraffic

XchillX Jan 28, 2022 12:05 AM

Not super excited about this choice. This scheme doesn't refresh the facade design, it seems* to lack of ground retail/uses on all sides to activate the street, guessing the program mix isnt very innovative, no roof access on the lower apts, and they destroy the existing smaller buildings on main street instead of integrating them like south main.

Not to be negative, its amazing they are moving forward, and the restored tower roof access looks sick. just feels like there were more opportunities from other proposals (biased toward Carlisle and Tower Group's proposals :shrug:)

maximus10 Jan 30, 2022 7:58 PM

Cruise line arrivals push waterfront plans

Looks like the city has big plans for the cruise industry in Memphis. Mayor wants more docking facilities and dam up a section of Wolf River Harbor to create a lake. I think this would be big for the city.

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The first docking at Memphis for Viking Cruises will be at the end of June — one of six Memphis-to-New Orleans or New Orleans-to-Memphis river cruises this year billed as “Heart of the Delta.”

Three of the eight-day cruises, each with five guided tours, were sold out as of Friday, Jan. 28.

Viking Cruises joins American Queen and American Cruise Lines in the Memphis market, and in the Mississippi River overnight cruise business.

Mayor Jim Strickland is pushing for $26.6 million in funding to expand the boat dock at Beale Street Landing and add another cruise boat landing in Greenbelt Park on the Mississippi River side of Mud Island.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/me...terfront-plans

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MDC26 Feb 1, 2022 5:53 AM

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Originally Posted by XchillX (Post 9516883)
Not super excited about this choice. This scheme doesn't refresh the facade design, it seems* to lack of ground retail/uses on all sides to activate the street, guessing the program mix isnt very innovative, no roof access on the lower apts, and they destroy the existing smaller buildings on main street instead of integrating them like south main.

Not to be negative, its amazing they are moving forward, and the restored tower roof access looks sick. just feels like there were more opportunities from other proposals (biased toward Carlisle and Tower Group's proposals :shrug:)

I read an article where one of the developers said that they would likely change it to keep the current 100 year old buildings on Main St. That made me a lot happier. Regarding refreshing the facade, they get historic tax credits for not altering the building too much, so if they modernized it, they wouldn’t receive those.

maximus10 Apr 7, 2022 7:41 PM

Design Review Board approves Conwood II project in Snuff District

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The $62 million Conwood II project has moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

On Wednesday, April 6, the Design Review Board (DRB) unanimously approved the project, with board member Mike Hammond abstaining from discussion and recusing himself from voting.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...snuff-district

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Johnny Ryall May 5, 2022 3:05 AM

A shout out for West Tennessee.

THE LODGE AT PARIS LANDING: ON TARGET FOR COMPLETION LATE FALL
Radio NWTN / Shannon McFarlin


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Buchanan, Tenn.–As of last week, construction of The Lodge at Paris Landing is 76 percent complete, with completion of the project anticipated in late Fall. David Roberson, Communications Director for the Tennessee Department of General Services, told RadioNWTN, “Key efforts at this time are concentrated on roofing, window installation, and exterior masonry. Additional work for interior drywall and paint on all levels continues.” Roberson said, “Installation is beginning on guestroom bathroom fixtures, millwork, tile and kitchen equipment. Ordering of furniture, fixtures, and equipment is 97% completed. The project was approximately 76% complete as of last week, with an anticipated construction completion in the late fall of 2021.”
https://www.radionwtn.com/2021/09/28...ion-late-fall/

Photo by Shannon McFarlin
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Photo by Shannon McFarlin

Johnny Ryall May 5, 2022 3:13 AM

Shout out for Jackson, TN.

Water park, coming soon: City approves Great Wolf Lodge land sale
Angele Latham/ Jackson Sun


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The long-awaited Great Wolf Lodge has taken another step toward construction as the Jackson City Council approved a land sale agreement between the City and the Industrial Development Board, clearing the way for the resort to purchase the required land at Tiger Jones Industrial Park.

While the deal is working its way through the system, Conger says the City is working on a development plan, which will involve the other 222 acres contiguous to the land sold to Great Wolf Lodge. “We’re working on a development plan for that area now,” he said. “A master plan. We know we have entertainment options—we’ve got the ballpark, we’ve got the Sportsplex, we’ve now got Great Wolf Lodge—so how can we create a master plan going forward that will complement that area?”
https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/new...le/9418792002/

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maximus10 May 12, 2022 7:49 PM

Memphis announces renovation plan for Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

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Memphis has plans for a $150-$200 million renovation to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, the school announced on Thursday.

The main elements of the renovation will be to transform the west side of the stadium which will include what the Tigers called innovative premium seating options. The project will also create a hospitality experience in the hollow space around the stadium, create family boxes on the north end and party deck patios for students on the south end while potentially repurposing the east side suite tower.
https://dailymemphian.com/section/sp...iberty-stadium

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BnaBreaker May 23, 2022 5:23 AM

An incredibly impressive looking development is taking shape in the Memphis area in the form of a $100 million expansion of the India Cultural Center and Temple.

Any one of those buildings alone would be an impressive addition to the region. The pyramid looks stunning (from what I can tell anyway, the rendering is small.) The greenhouse reminds me of the Crystal Palace built in London in the 1850's. And that statue? My God, if done the right way, it could become absolutely iconic. Actually, according to this list on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Hindu_statues, at 108 feet tall it would actually be the tallest Hindu statue in the world outside of Southeast Asia, which is astounding! Article below:

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India Cultural Center plans $100M expansion

https://dailymemphian.com/section/bu...nter-expansion

The India Cultural Center and Temple in Eads is planning a $100 million, 90-acre expansion.

The Memphis and Shelby County Land Use and Control Board will review the planned development proposal at its meeting on Thursday, June 9.

The expansion will include five buildings, a 108-foot tall statue and an adjacent landscaped area. The buildings will account for more than 1.7 million square feet.
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More detailed renderings can be found here: https://icctmemphis.org/kotilinga-ks...photo-gallery/


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