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Old October 11th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #201
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Blues story to be told as hall of fame site set
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Arrayed on walls and massive wood beams are classic posters promoting concerts and recordings by the likes of Bessie Smith and Slim Harpo; guitars signed by blues musicians and rock stars; even a whimsical plaster impression of Rufus Thomas' face.

The foundation has unveiled plans to crank up outreach to blues aficionados and casual visitors alike with exhibits, including a Blues Music Hall of Fame in the Hotline Records building at 515 S. Main.

A campaign is under way to raise money to transform the 12,000-square-foot, two-level (street and basement) condominium into exhibit halls, visitor center, gift shop and offices for the worldwide organization. A goal hasn't been set, but the board has discussed $3.5 million.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...fame-site-set/

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Design firm archimania's rendering of the exterior of the proposed Blues Foundation's Blues Music Hall of Fame at 515 S. Main was unveiled. The foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds for the project.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #202
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imo, i think that it would make better since to put the comprehensive cancer center in the downtown medical center, or at the very least, in the humphrey's center, at the 240 loop. i think another place that would be excellent in the plaza buildings at the corner of poplar and highland. rehab many of those retail buildings. seems as if baptist could help begin stopping the sprawl in mempis and the metro by staying localized in the research park. just my thoughts.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #203
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Projects could reunite French Fort with rest of city
Memphis Daily News


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Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort. Before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built and city zoning regulations placed more distance between commercial, industrial and residential areas, this neighborhood by the trio of older Mississippi River bridges south of Downtown survived in one of the most historic and isolated parts of the city. The irony is the three bridges were once the only western gateway into Memphis. The Memphis-Arkansas Interstate 55 Bridge is still a major truck corridor into Memphis with an average of 50,000 vehicles a day whizzing by the nearly forgotten neighborhood of French Fort, which is home to Indian mounds, a metal museum, a vacant hospital for river workers and a set of riverside businesses that service barges and riverboats.
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news...into-the-fold/

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The Metal Museum sits next to the Indian Mounds at Chickasaw Heritage Park in the historic French Fort neighborhood. With an Interstate 55 and Crump Boulevard roundabout in the works, residents and developers are devising a redevelopment plan for a community that has been cut off from the rest of Downtown Memphis for decades.
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The Memphis-Arkansas (from left), Frisco and Harahan bridges span the Mississippi River and provide access into and out of town for vehicular and train traffic. This traffic nexus separates the historic French Fort neighborhood from the rest of Downtown Memphis, but a new roundabout will reconnect the area with other communities.
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Lauren Crews is managing partner of DeSoto Pointe Partners, which owns the former U.S. Marine Hospital at 360 Metal Museum Dr. in French Fort. Crews hopes to renovate the facility into condominiums or apartments.
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An abandoned motel sits along I-55 near Crump Boulevard at the edge of French Fort. Its future is up in the air because of pending redevelopment plans for the area but mostly because of the slumping economy.

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A roundabout will replace the current cloverleaf where Interstate 55 intersects Crump Boulevard just south of Downtown Memphis. The new traffic pattern will improve access for the historic French Fort neighborhood.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:37 PM   #204
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The new 7-story Triad Centre III is near full occupancy & Triad Centre I & II get some upgrades.

Highwoods’ capital improvements cohere Triad Centre buildings
Memphis Daily News


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Highwoods Properties Inc. is about two weeks away from completing more than $1 million in parking lot renovations and building improvements at the East Memphis office complex Triad Centre, bringing its three developments into a cohesive, campus-style environment. The three-month project was basically a parking lot renovation for both Triad Centre I (6000 Poplar Ave.) and Triad Centre II (6060 Poplar Ave.), while also enhancing the entrance and lobby for Triad II.

Triad I and II’s occupancy levels are both about 90 percent, Guinn said. And Triad III – which has inked recent leases like Southern Sun Asset Management, Evolve Bank and Trust and Courtview Capital Securities with several prospects lined up – is well on its way to approaching full occupancy as well.
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Highwoods Properties is making interior and exterior changes to Triad Centre II including a new lobby floor, front entry, elevator cabs, reconfiguration of the parking lot and landscaping.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:38 PM   #205
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Pair of architecture firms rebrand to combat changing industry
Memphis Daily News


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LRK is currently behind big deals like Loeb Properties Inc.’s Overton Square revitalization; the redevelopment of Cleaborn Homes, Choice Neighborhoods for Foote Homes and the Vance Neighborhood area; Commercial Advisors LLC’s One Commerce Square rebranding; and Henry Turley’s multifamily and office space at Second Street and Gayoso Avenue, Van Vleet Flats.
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news...3/new-facades/

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Baldemar Loya, top, and Erasmo Loya of Yarbrough’s Painting & Drywall work on the ceiling at Van Vleet Flats, the building at 109 S. Second St. that LRK is working on.
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The Shelby County Regional Forensic Center, 673 Poplar Ave., is being built by Inman-EMJ Construction. Brg3s is the architecture firm on the project.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #206
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TN sets sights on auto plant
Audi likeliest catch as 3 carmakers consider expansion
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There is a site ready to go in Tennessee if an automaker needs it. It is the only remaining TVA mega-site in the state, near Brownsville between Jackson and Memphis, and it was specifically developed to accommodate a large auto assembly plant, said Laura Elkins, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...text|FRONTPAGE
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #207
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Overton Square plan fits 'the Memphis we all want to see'
Memphis Biz Journal


http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/n...e-memphis.html

Slideshow: Overton Square renderings
Memphis Business Journal


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Loeb Properties Inc. presented its plans for a redeveloped Overton Square last night, along with multiple renderings of what the district would look like. The Memphis-based commercial real estate developer hopes to turn the historic Midtown area into a theater, arts and entertainment district. It is asking the city to spend $11.9 million on a three-level parking structure to compliment its investment, according to a Memphis Business Journal report.
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/b...enderings.html


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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #208
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This would be an incredible redevelopment for the South Main Street Arts District and in the process would eliminate one of Memphis' largest eye-sores. Also, I hope to hear more news on the legal action against the owners of the Sterick Building and/or see some improvements to the exterior of one of the southern U.S.'s most historic skyscrapers.

Chisca Hotel under contract
Vacant property may be reborn as apartments
Memphis Business Journal


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Investors behind the turnaround at One Commerce Square might be the next to take a shot at redeveloping the Chisca Hotel. A few of the principals at Memphis Commerce Square Partners LLC, have the historic Chisca Hotel under contract and would like to turn the property into apartments, according to local real estate sources.
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/p...-contract.html

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Chisca Hotel, which was built in 1913, is currently owned by Church of God in Christ.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:39 PM   #209
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Worthington Hyde to shepherd Highland Row project
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Poag will still try to carry out its recession-stalled plans to build the $70 million, mixed-use Highland Row on the site. And Worthington Hyde Partners likes the Highland Row plan: 114,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, 234 apartments on the top three floors, 35 town homes, a 517-space parking garage and 426 spaces of surface parking. But the property was at risk of foreclosure, meaning another developer might buy it for a project less complementary for the University District.

“We’re buying it because we believe long-term it’s a great site,” Worthington said. “And while we’re not sure that today is the right time to start that project, we need to allow more time for the market to recover.” In the meantime, Worthington Hyde doesn’t want the property to “fall into the hands of a developer that would do something different than that,” he said.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...d-development/

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Heavy equipment was still at work Monday removing the foundations of the old Highland Street Church of Christ. Worthington Hyde Partners is buying the Highland property from Poag Lifestyle Centers.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #210
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coverage by the Memphis Biz Journal and an excellent slideshow that features a photo of the actual tower, a recent photo of the under-construction Ground Transportation Center and the relatively new Air National Guard base which relocated to the southeast side of the property after the old facility was purchased for FedEx expansion.

Slideshow: Memphis airport unveils new tower, third tallest in U.S.
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer


http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/n...new-tower.html

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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #211
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Keep in mind this new MATA station is proposed to serve light rail between Memphis Int'l Airport and Downtown in the near future.

Memphis Area Transit Authority preps spacious new center
The Commercial Appeal


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Memphis Area Transit Authority buses will roll from the new Airways Transit Center on Nov. 8 as the $15.8 million project opens six months behind schedule. The 30,000 square-foot building at the northwest corner of Airways and Brooks will serve as another transit center for MATA riders. About 76 percent of the space will be used by Greyhound, said Alison Burton, MATA spokeswoman. Greyhound will begin operations there on Nov. 9. Greyhound leaves its more than 60-year-old Downtown property at 203 Union, which is up for sale.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...t/26/elbow-02/

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Stephen Balderas spreads a final section of sidewalk outside the new MATA Airways Transit Center near the Memphis International Airport. The modern, energy-efficient facility adds space and convenience for travelers.
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National Civil Rights Museum project gets $21 million jump-start, asks public to join
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The National Civil Rights Museum announced Tuesday that corporate and state donations already have raised about 77 percent of the $27 million construction budget for renovation and redesign of the 20-year-old institution. At an event to kick off the public phase of the fundraising effort, museum president Beverly Robertson said the museum will shut down its main building at the end of 2012 for the work. It is expected to be closed for 12 to 14 months, but the museum annex across the street on Mulberry will remain open.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...ve-pay-renova/

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Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy (left), leave the National Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday. They attended the museum fundraising announcement because of the state's second donation of $2.5 million toward the $40 million campaign.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #213
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West Tenn. Solar Farm By I-40 Nears Completion
Memphis Daily News


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Further down the timeline is separate development of a visitors center in the middle of the solar array and an interstate exit, projects of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
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A worker passes solar panels at the West Tennessee Solar Farm, which sits on 200 acres of land adjacent to Interstate 40 in Haywood County. The design for the solar farm calls for the installation of more than 21,000 silicon-based photovoltaic modules producing more than 7 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
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Dixon’s ‘living collection’ earns Level IV arboretum certification
Memphis Daily News


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The Dixon sits among 17 acres of woodlands and garden space that serve not only as an impressive backdrop for the museum but also as exhibits themselves. “We refer to them as our living collection,” said Dale Skaggs, the museum’s director of horticulture. “It’s one of the highest art forms because you’re dealing with something that is constantly changing.” Recently Skaggs and his team of green thumbs earned a Level IV arboretum certification from the Tennessee Federated Garden Clubs and the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news...rating-beauty/

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Fall colors bloom on the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ 17 acres, which includes formal spaces, woodland tracts and cutting gardens. The Dixon is now one of only two certified Level IV arboreta in West Tennessee.
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University of Memphis' Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN is getting off to great start.

University of Memphis expands degree offerings at Lambuth campus
Memphis Business Journal


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The University of Memphis Lambuth Campus in Jackson, Tenn., is adding seven new degree programs that will begin in 2012. The new degree programs are: Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Communication and Psychology; a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Management; a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Entertainment Music Industries; a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Transfer Students.

The Lambuth campus currently has nine undergraduate and six graduate degree programs and about 400 students enrolled for the fall semester.
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/n...ds-degree.html

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The University of Memphis is expanding its Lambuth campus degree offerings only one semester after beginning operations in Jackson, Tenn.
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Memphis International Airport is enhancing its infrastructure as the number of Delta flights declines. But Southwest/AirTran is circling for a landing.
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"We have more air service on a per-capita basis than any city in America, and there is a price for that," said Airport Authority member and former Memphis city councilman Jack Sammons. "The authority has been aggressive for a generation in chasing low-cost carriers. It brought in Frontier Airlines, but they didn't last because Northwest matched their fares. The potential game-changer is Southwest buying AirTran. That is going to change Memphis prices in 12 to 24 months."
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Skateboard Community Stoked About New Park
Memphis Daily News


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Richardson and Shafer began with a Nike grant for a half pipe at Greenlaw Community Center after sketching out that feature and other ideas on napkins over breakfast at the Blue Plate. They started with Greenlaw after seeing a group of children in the neighborhood using an improvised wooden course. With the Nike grant, the community center now has a half pipe and a growing skate community in the neighborhood.

Shafer originally wanted to go for a skatepark on Mud Island. Richardson said they settled instead on a strategy of going smaller and waiting for that success to snowball. They haven’t given up on a Mud Island skatepark.
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The city’s first skatepark formally opened Wednesday in Tobey Park near the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
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A very important economic development for northwest Tennessee.

Titan Tire buys the former Goodyear plant in Union City, Tennessee
The Commercial Appeal


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Titan makes tires for large earth-moving equipment, farm implements and other off-road vehicles. It was not immediately clear how many jobs would be created in Union City.

Hailey said he had not heard from Titan about its plans for the plant. “We hope that they’ll put in a manufacturing plant there where they’ll employ several hundred people,” Hailey said.

The sale comes after weeks of rumors that Titan was going to buy the plant, Hailey said. Goodyear informed Hailey on Thursday that the sale had been completed.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...-union-city-t/
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Elvis Presley Boulevard corridor could get facelift from $50 million initiative
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The city project, which could begin by late 2013, would rebuild Elvis Presley Boulevard by relocating overhead utilities and installing landscaped or specially designed medians and new street lighting. It also would add or rebuild sidewalks, curbs and gutters and provide for upgraded crosswalks, shared vehicle-bicycle lanes and improved bus stops.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...-get-facelift/
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Heart of Memphis
Downtown projects keep city’s core bustling
Memphis Daily News


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Demolition has begun on the interior of The Pyramid in preparation for Bass Pro Shops' planned megastore. The city of Memphis is completing demolition, seismic, mechanical and site work before turning the building over to Bass Pro on Aug. 1.
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