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1. TVA ‘Robo Houses’ a Success, On the Market -

For the past five years, several residents of the Campbell Creek subdivision have had the quietest neighbors they could have ever wanted. Now they’re going to have to adjust to having people instead.

2. Downtown Knoxville Tourism Finally Finds its Stride -

When Kim Trent moved to Knoxville in 1990, she could stand along Gay Street on a Sunday and be the only soul in sight. Today, she’s a face in the crowd.

3. Olive Branch Business Park Closer to Development -

A Texas-based development firm could start turning dirt soon on a massive new business park in Olive Branch.

Hillwood Investment Properties is expected to close on a land purchase next week that will clear the way for Legacy Park, a 265-acre distribution and business park on the south side of Goodman Road, just east of Hacks Cross Road near Polk Lane.

4. University of Tennessee Students Help Design Nashville’s Future -

Nashville may be a city on the rise, attracting new residents by the droves. But it’s also a laboratory for students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s College of Architecture and Design, where they are designing the communities of the future in partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center.

5. HipD: Donelson Finds Its Cool Side -

The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.

6. Curtains Up -

As counterintuitive as it might sound, the more digitized and interconnected people get, the more they seem to appreciate the handiwork of Dan McCleary and the fellow live theater proponents who work with him.

7. ABF Freight Acquires Two Memphis Properties -

ABF Freight System Inc. appears poised to significantly expand its Memphis presence, but company officials aren’t saying it’s a done deal just yet.

8. Knowledge Tree Buys Cordova Retail Center -

8195 Dexter Road
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: July 8, 2014
Buyer: K Tree LLC
Seller: 8195 Dexter Road LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 11, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of the Knowledge Tree learning center has paid $1.5 million for the 28,575-square-foot shopping center at 8195 Dexter Road in Cordova.

9. Heart of Arlington -

When Sandy Brewer and her family moved more than eight years ago from Cordova to a turn-of-the-century home just two blocks from Arlington’s Depot Square, she said it felt like taking a step back in time.

10. Eastgate Set for Possible Makeover -

A venerable shopping center in East Memphis could be getting a significant makeover, according to a recent retail market report from CB Richard Ellis Memphis.

Eastgate Center LLC, the owner of Eastgate Shopping Center at Park Avenue and White Station Road in East Memphis, could make significant aesthetic improvements to the retail center beginning this year.

11. Commission Sets Up in Temporary Space -

Shelby County Commissioners will serve out the remaining seven months of their current four-year term of office by staying upstairs at the county administration building in their committee room.

The Monday, Feb. 10, commission meeting was the first in the expanded committee room as the ground floor chambers where the commission normally holds its twice-monthly voting meetings is renovated.

12. School Board Pay Raise Returns to Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Feb. 10, on a $20,800 pay raise for Shelby County School board members.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith Administration Building.

Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

13. Germantown Planning Commission OKs Plan for Whole Foods -

Developers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, cleared a key regulatory hurdle for a planned Whole Foods Market store in Germantown.

Before a packed house, the Germantown Planning Commission voted to approve a revamped plan for a new Whole Foods store at the southeast corner of the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Pete Mitchell Road, on the eastern edge of Germantown’s Central Business District.

14. Hot-Button Issue -

When the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County was formed in 2011, president and CEO Reid Dulberger knew it would take the organization a little time to gain its footing.

At first, EDGE did not have its own staff or its own office, and it lacked financial and operational control of several key component parts, such as the Port of Memphis and Shelby County and the Depot Area Development Corp.

15. Whole Foods Delays Germantown Store Request -

The development team behind a proposed Whole Foods store in Germantown has withdrawn its application from the Germantown Planning Commission’s Tuesday, Dec. 3, agenda and will return next month.

16. Traffic Concerns Delay Germantown Whole Foods -

The development team behind a proposed Whole Foods store in Germantown is going back to the drawing board after some neighbors expressed concerns about the project, particularly over traffic.

The development team withdrew its application from the Germantown Planning Commission’s Tuesday, Dec. 3, agenda and will return next month. After that, the development team would need approval from Germantown’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

17. Whole Foods Delays Germantown Store Request -

The development team behind a proposed Whole Foods store in Germantown has withdrawn its application from the Germantown Planning Commission’s Tuesday, Dec. 3, agenda and will return next month.

18. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America -

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.

19. EDGE Board Remains on Political Hot Seat -

The next time Shelby County Commissioners gather to talk over funding for the Economic Development Growth Engine, they hope to have EDGE leaders and city leaders in their committee room.

The commission delayed action Monday, Oct. 28, on a resolution of intent that would have announced commissioners’ intention to block their confirmation of any appointees to the EDGE board by the city of Memphis.

20. Commission Delays EDGE Appointment Resolution -

Shelby County Commissioners put off a vote Monday, Oct. 28, on a “resolution of intent” in which the commission would withhold approval of city government nominees to the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine – or EDGE – until the city pays its full share of the cost of the economic development organization.

21. Ritz: Commission Should Block City’s EDGE Appointments -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz wants to hold up county approval of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s nominees to the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE).

And he will press the issue of money the city of Memphis pledged in the creation of the joint economic development body with a resolution on the agenda for the Monday, Oct. 28, meeting of the county commission that would effectively block the city appointments.

22. Whole Foods Eyes Germantown Site -

Whole Foods Market and local development firm Cypress Realty Holdings Co. are targeting the Poplar Avenue corridor in Germantown for the Memphis area’s second Whole Foods store.

23. Nike Files $4.3 Million Permit for Frayser Facility -

3100 New Frayser Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38128
Permit Cost: $4.3 million

Project Cost: $301 million
Permit Date: Applied September 2013
Completion: TBA
Owner: Nike Inc.
Tenant: Nike Inc.
Architect: N/A
Contractor: Wynright Corp.
Details: Nike Inc. has filed a $4.3 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for work on its North Memphis distribution center at 3100 New Frayser Blvd.

24. Commission Reappoints Bright as EDGE Chairman -

Shelby County Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 9, approved the reappointment of Al Bright as the chairman of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine board.

But Commissioner Mike Ritz directed the county attorney’s office to begin drafting a resolution he intends to propose that would block future approval of appointments to the EDGE board until the city of Memphis pays its part of financing both local governments pledged to fund the work of the economic development agency.

25. Hardy Pushes Intermodal Sites for New Jobs -

Carolyn Hardy admits she pushed hard to get the intermodal container yard that opened this week in Hickory Hill completed faster than the two years many contractors told her it would take.

26. Barnhart Buys Industrial Property for Expansion -

2085 W. E. Freeman Drive
Memphis, TN 38114

Sale Amount: $2.6 million

Sale Date: June 27, 2013

Buyer: Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.

27. Barnhart Buys Industrial Property for Expansion -

Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co. has paid $2.6 million for the industrial property at 2085 W.E. Freeman Drive in the Defense Depot area as part of its local expansion.

28. Presidents Island Useable Space Could Double -

If the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission can win a sizeable grant from the federal government, work to build railroad capacity on Presidents Island – which would eventually allow for the future development of up to 1,500 acres there – could begin in August.

29. Project Could Double Usable Space on President's Island -

If the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission can win a sizeable grant from the federal government, work to build railroad capacity on Presidents Island – which would eventually allow for the future development of up to 1,500 acres there – could begin in August.

30. Council Slashes $250,000 From EDGE Budget -

The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday, June, 18, to slash $250,000 from the budget of the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County.

The council’s vote will not be final until it approves a city budget at its next meeting on June 25.

31. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year -

Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

32. Celebrating Rails -

More railroad passengers boarded and stepped off Amtrak trains at Memphis Central Station in 2012 as travelers turned to trains amid higher gas prices and improved rail reliability.

Passengers who embarked and alighted in Memphis gained 11.2 percent to 73,116 travelers in the 2012 fiscal year ended Oct. 31, compared with 65,769 passengers a year earlier.

33. Lawrence’s Background a Fit for Work at EDGE -

It might be said that John Lawrence has a background made to order for looking at the big picture – one of real estate, urban planning, marketing and organization management. Through the course of various career moves, he’s developed the tools necessary for the use in his position as manager of strategic economic development planning for Memphis and Shelby County’s Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE).

34. Greenline to Keep Growing in 2013 -

In the coming year, the Shelby Farms Greenline could move a bit farther west from Tillman Street, where it now ends, to the Poplar Avenue viaduct with a goal of linking up with the Broad Avenue Arts District.

35. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio -

Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.

36. McDonald’s Buys Lamar Retail Center for $850,000 -

2342 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114

Sale Amount: $850,000

Sale Date: Aug. 17, 2012

37. Ritz Seeks Countywide Sales Tax Hike -

Incoming Shelby County Commission chairman Mike Ritz wants to add a countywide sales tax hike for education to the Nov. 6 ballot.

The move, if approved by voters, would not only trump the half-cent sales tax hikes approved this month for five of the six suburban municipal school districts – it would also lessen the revenue the city of Memphis would get from a half-percent citywide sales tax hike already on the November ballot.

38. Praxair Files $2M Permit App for Pidgeon Park Site Work -

3587 Paul R. Lowry Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Permit Cost: $2 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012
Owner: Praxair Inc.
Tenant: Praxair Inc.
Contractor: W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.
Details: Praxair Inc., an industrial gases company that operates an air separation complex in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, has filed a $2 million building permit application to lay a foundation at its facility, 3587 Paul. R. Lowry Road.

39. Poplar Transformation -

Two big retail deals have recently been inked on the Poplar Avenue corridor, soon filling empty spaces on the city’s busiest street.

A new Family Dollar is going in the old Stringer’s Garden Center site at 2974 Poplar, while Office Depot and Hollywood Feed are going in the former Samuel’s Furniture space at 5502-5510 Poplar, near South Yates Road.

40. Lower Gas Prices Not Enough to Lift US Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cheaper gas has yet to cause consumers to spend enough on other goods to boost the slumping economy.

Americans barely increased their spending at retail businesses this spring, leading economists to predict slower economic growth in the April-June quarter.

41. Council Lowers Property Tax Rate, Approves $609M Budget -

Memphis City Council members approved a $3.11 city property tax rate Tuesday, June 5, to fund a city operating budget of $609,802,357 and Memphis City Schools to the tune of $64,819,307.

The split council vote came nearly 14 hours after the council’s day started at City Hall with a budget committee session in which the basic elements of the ultimate budget compromise were mapped out before noon.

42. County Weighs Balanced Budget Proposal -

The budget season is under way in Shelby County government, but there will be few signs of it Monday, April 23, as the County Commission meets.

The commission meeting at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building begins at 1:30 p.m. The short agenda featuring several appointments and the sale of some tax delinquent parcels is the ideal lead-in to what is normally the most complicated time of the year for the commission.

43. Memphis Advantage -

As the industrial market approaches the end of the first quarter, a handful of deals have local brokers encouraged that the city’s bread-and-butter sector is poised for recovery.

Recent notable industrial leasing transactions – all of which occurred in Class A bulk warehouses – include Trane U.S. Inc.’s 625,000-square-foot lease in Chickasaw Distribution Center; Kimberly Clark Corp.’s 556,000-square-foot lease in Airways Distribution Center; and Impact Innovations’ 275,000-square-foot space at Southridge Corporate Park.

44. Safety Products Importer Seeks Tax Freeze -

International Sourcing Co. Inc., an importer and wholesale distributor of safety products to industrial distributors and retailers, will go before the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine Board this week to request a five-year tax freeze.

45. CRE Outlook Remains Mixed -

A sophomore at the University of Memphis could open up an economics book and explain how the United States got to its current state through the laws of demand, diminishing returns and comparative advantage.

46. CRE Outlook Remains Mixed -

A sophomore at the University of Memphis could open up an economics book and explain how the United States got to its current state through the laws of demand, diminishing returns and comparative advantage.

47. SBA Honors Graduates of e200 Program -

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently honored new graduates of its Emerging 200 Initiative, or e200, at a ceremony at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

SBA identified 14 inner-city businesses from Memphis that demonstrated a high potential for growth. The agency then provided the small businesses with a free, six-month course of in-depth business education focused on organization management, growth strategies and management, market development and strategic planning.

48. Design 500 Finds Passion Preparing Museum Exhibits -

Scott Blake’s home office in a historic building at 671 Jefferson Ave. is clearly the abode of a man with a deep love of art, history and design.

49. That's a Wrap -

If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.

There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

50. Cross Creek Shopping Ctr. Sells for $12.7 Million -

3469 Riverdale Road, 3505 Riverdale Road and 3587 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $12.7 million

51. Cross Creek Shopping Center Sells for $12.7 Million -

Commack, N.Y.-based Allied Development of Memphis LLC has bought Cross Creek Shopping Center for $12.7 million.

52. Cain Tweaks 9-9-9 Tax Plan to Allow Exemptions -

DETROIT (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain on Friday redefined his tax plan to exclude the poorest Americans and to allow some deductions, abandoning the zero-exemption feature of his "9-9-9" proposal that helped win headlines but would have meant a tax increase for 4 out of 5 Americans.

53. Defense Depot Property Sells for $1.1 Million -

2085 W.E. Freeman Drive
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $1.1 million

Sale Date: Sept. 14, 2011

Buyer: Varma Family LP

54. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse -

A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.

55. EDGE Board Holds Inaugural Meeting -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

56. New Economic Development Board Gets Started -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

57. Kruger Files $40 Million Loan for Memphis Plant -

Canada-based manufacturer Kruger Inc., which has been considering several locales including Memphis as possible sites for a major capital investment, this week filed a $39.8 million construction loan for its existing Memphis facility at 400 Mahannah Ave., north of Downtown.

58. Kruger Files $40 Million Loan for Memphis Plant -

Canada-based manufacturer Kruger Inc., which has been considering several locales including Memphis as possible sites for a major capital investment, this week filed a $39.8 million construction loan for its existing Memphis facility at 400 Mahannah Ave., north of Downtown.

59. Sanon Joins Agape As Director of Operations -

Julie Sanon has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of operations.

Hometown: Leesburg, Fla.

Education: Psychology major from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts

60. Plans Move Ahead For Cordova Staples -

1.7 acres in
Galleria of Memphis
Sale Amount: $850,000

Sale Date: July 26, 2011

Buyer: TN Cordova Germantown LLC

61. Plans Move Forward for Cordova Staples -

Plans for a Staples office-supply store in Cordova are moving forward.

Greenville, S.C.-based TN Cordova Germantown LLC has bought a 1.7-acre parcel in The Galleria of Memphis Planned Development, phase IV, from Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. for $850,000. The site is part of an 11.5-acre site at the northwest corner of North Germantown Parkway and Market Place that currently houses an 88,840-square-foot Kohl’s department store.

62. Econ Development Tops List For Arlington Candidates -

The town of Arlington has a four-way race for mayor. The pack is running in a wide open race as incumbent Mayor Russell Wiseman has decided not to seek a third term after eight years in office.

63. Blank Palette -

When best-selling author Richard Florida visited Memphis recently, he spelled out to a room full of artists the formula for building a city’s creative class – attract, retain and engage talent.

64. Land Use Control Board Approves Cordova Staples -

The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board has granted site plan approval for a new Staples Inc. store in the Galleria of Memphis, on the north side of Market Plaza, adjacent to Kohl’s in the 130-acre retail development at Interstate 40 and North Germantown Parkway.

65. Brand Strategy -

It was two years ago at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchisee conference when license rights to Memphis were up for grabs.

Mark Moseley, director of franchising for the Lorton, Va.-based burger chain and friend of FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith, approached Alabama franchisee Seth Hargett about putting together a package and asked him if he wanted Memphis.

66. CRE Sales Up, Outlook Still Dour -

February’s mixed bag of commercial real estate sales serve as evidence of the sluggish speculative market, which doesn’t appear to be staging a comeback in the foreseeable future.

Shelby County saw 48 CRE sales last month, a 41 percent increase from 34 sales in February 2010, but also a 16 percent decrease from 57 in January, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

67. Memphis Defense Depot Slated for Sale -

Memphis Defense Depot – the 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport – is back on the market.

Once sold, the property will return to the city and county tax base and deliver anticipated tax revenue of approximately $1 million annually, making it one of the more successful national Army base closures.

68. Memphis Defense Depot Slated for Sale -

Memphis Defense Depot – the 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport – is back on the market.

Once sold, the property will return to the city and county tax base and deliver anticipated tax revenue of approximately $1 million annually, making it one of the more successful national Army base closures.

69. Staples to Build First Memphis Location -

The world’s largest office products company will soon enter the Memphis market.

Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. has signed a 17,945-square-foot lease at Ridgeway Trace, the shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 developed by Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors.

70. Memphis Firm Acquires Two Atlanta Properties -

Memphis-based Cypress Realty Holdings Co. has acquired two outparcels in the North Atlanta market.

71. EDGE: The Right Call -

AN EASY CALL TO MAKE.

Howard took his phone out on his porch overlooking the Little Red River in Arkansas and called me. “The band wants to throw Jimmy a party,” he said. “Can we make that happen?”

72. City, County Seek to Create Economic ‘EDGE’ -

Memphis and Shelby County’s two mayors have talked for months about finding a way to give their joint business recruitment and retention efforts an edge.

Fittingly, that’s what they’re calling a proposed umbrella group they want to establish to streamline and bring together in one place the related economic development work now spread over several existing agencies.

73. EDGE To Be New Economic Development Engine For City-County -

Memphis and Shelby County's two mayors have talked for months about finding a way to give their joint business recruitment and retention efforts an edge.

Fittingly, that's what they're calling a proposed umbrella group they want to establish to streamline and bring together in one place the related economic development work now spread over several existing agencies.

74. Former Bennigan’s Set to be Razed -

5336 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Permit Amount: $775,000

Project Cost: n/a
Permit Date: Applied August 2010
Completion: Late fourth quarter 2010
Owner: Danco
Tenant: Newk’s Express Café
Contractor: Fleming/Associates/Architects PC
Architect: Horizon Construction LLC

75. Realizing Dreams -

William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.

76. Downtown Medical District Seeks Connection -

The new Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has embraced the effort to inter-connect the Downtown medical district with a cohesive streetscape, common signage and pedestrian-friendly environment.

It is the starting point for an effort to better link the hospitals, educational institutions and other anchors of the Memphis Medical Center. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is also exploring ways to better connect with the district.

77. Memphis Biofuels Facility Foreclosed -

The property that houses the Memphis Biofuels LLC biodiesel production facility has been foreclosed and will be sold on the courthouse steps, according to a notice that appears on Page 24 of Wednesday’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

78. Lightman Files Loan To Build Toys ‘R’ Us -

Michael A. Lightman Sr. has filed a $6 million construction loan through SunTrust Bank to build a 47,000-square-foot Toys ‘R’ Us on the west side of the Centennial Commons retail development at Tenn. 385 and Winchester Road.

79. Lightman Files Permit For Centennial Center -

Michael Lightman Realty LLC has filed a $1 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build the shell of an 18,000-square-foot retail center called the Shoppes of Centennial.

80. Spring Hill GM Plant is Idled -

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - At its peak, about 7,800 people clocked in daily for work at the Saturn plant.

"Now we're down to 630 people," said Darren Tonoli, a General Motors employee of nearly three decades.

81. Foreclosure Set for Lots In The Market at Riverdale Bend -

A first-run foreclosure notice appears on Page 32 of today’s edition of The Daily News and at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, for three parcels in The Market at Riverdale Bend.

82. Office Depot Slated For Centennial Commons -

Michael Lightman Realty Co. has filed an $800,000 permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build an Office Depot store at 7726 Polo Grounds Blvd. in the Centennial Commons retail center.

83. Here Comes the Sun: Memphis’ cut of the state’s solar energy plan -

The Sharp Manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill has always been a symbol as much as a working part of the city’s economic infrastructure.

The plant on South Mendenhall Road represents the city’s first truly international big business presence. It opened in 1978 after Japanese executives came to Memphis to negotiate directly with city leaders. And once the deal closed, a now-legendary picket line was thrown up by local union leaders. The picketing symbolized organized labor’s determination to have a voice in local economic development.

84. Stimulus Funds Allocated to Erase Neighborhood Blight -

Bit by bit, it’s becoming clearer how millions of dollars in emergency federal money flowing to cities and agencies across the country will be used to repair Memphis neighborhoods ravaged by foreclosure and blight.

85. City Closer to Injecting Foreclosure Relief -

The city of Memphis has checked off one more thing it has to do so $11.5 million in federal aid can be deployed in neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosure.

The city’s Division of Housing and Community Development has issued a request for qualifications, or RFQ, for firms that want to apply for a piece of the millions in housing-related aid coming to Memphis.

86. MATA Files Permit for Airport Terminal -

The Memphis Area Transit Authority has reached another milestone in the development of its South Intermodal Terminal near Memphis International Airport.

Months after clearing structures off the 9-acre site, MATA has filed a $10 million building permit for the 29,000-square-foot facility at 3033 Airways Blvd., at the intersection of Airways and Brooks Road.

87. Goddard School Planned For Winchester Road in Collierville -

2.5 Acres
Collierville, TN 38017
Loan Amount: $1.3 Million

Loan Date: Feb. 13, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrower: R.S. Harris LLC
Lender: First Citizens National Bank

88. City Council To Consider Frayser Foreclosure Woes -

Steve Lockwood, executive director of the Frayser Community Development Corp., offers a nine-digit figure when quantifying the pain of the housing slump in Frayser, the epicenter of foreclosure activity in Shelby County.

89. April House Combines Fun With Food -

Foreclosure can be a new beginning if you persevere.

Paulette Sanford navigated April House Premiere, her catering and special events business, through financial hard times that sometimes left her scrounging for a place to operate from 1999 to 2001.

90. Green Neighborhood Closer to Reality -

Habitat for Humanity’s goal of launching its first entirely “green” neighborhood in Memphis has moved a step closer with a $263,060 infrastructure grant from the Plough Foundation.

The money will be used for development costs and the construction of a community resource center at Trinity Park, a $3.1 million, 38-home neighborhood that Habitat will launch next year on 8.6 acres at Winchester and Tchulahoma roads near Memphis International Airport.

91. Interface Properties Re-Enters Memphis Market -

A Florida development company absent from the Memphis market for the past few years is returning to the area with plans to develop outparcels at a Collierville retail center and a Germantown hotel.

92. For Covington, Attitude is Half The Battle -

Jim Covington isn’t overly worried about rising gas prices, struggling airlines and other woes affecting the transportation industry. Instead, the Memphis Regional Chamber’s newly hired vice president of logistics and aerotropolis development is emboldened by those challenges as he settles in his position.

93. LaPaloma Treatment Center To Start Building $4 Million Wing -

1248 Lapaloma St.
Memphis, TN 38114
Permit Amount: $4 Million

Project Cost: $4 million
Permit Date: Applied July 2008
Completion: End of year
Owner: LaPaloma Treatment Center
Tenant: LaPaloma Treatment Center
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss
Contractor: Grinder, Tabor & Grinder Inc.
Details: LaPaloma Treatment Center is preparing to break ground on a new wing for its 10-acre campus on Lapaloma Street, south of Lamar Avenue near Foster Avenue in the Defense Depot area.

94. Habitat Launches Green Building Program in Memphis -

The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International have announced the creation of “Partners in Sustainable Building,” whose pilot program will bring a host of “green” homes to a Memphis Habitat neighborhood as early as next year.

95. Construction Loan Filed For Dunn Field Business Park -

1800 Dunn Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Loan Amount: $4.7 million

Loan Date: March 10, 2008

Maturity Date: March 10, 2016

96. New Playground Could Become Cooper-Young Rallying Point -

Peabody Elementary School and the Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) began 2008 united in what school administrators and neighborhood leaders hope will become a positive partnership through the simple act of play.

97. Corporate Lobbyists Seek Tax Breaks in Proposed $100 Billion Economic-Stimulus Measure -

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Congress to the campaign trail, everyone seems to have an economic stimulus plan - and from missile makers to garden suppliers- every business wants a piece of it.

Several major industry groups - the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce - said they have been talking with or plan to talk with the Bush administration and lawmakers about how the stimulus package can help their constituents.

98. Loeb Buys Half-InterestIn E. Memphis Center -      Loeb Properties, working as an entity called Pearlco LP, has bought a half-interest in a multi-tenant retail building on Poplar Avenue east of Mendenhall Road for $2.4 million. Rhodes College was the seller.
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99. Florida Medical DistributorTo Open Millington Facility -      Miami-based American Medical Depot (AMD) has announced plans to build a regional corporate headquarters and distribution center in Millington.
     Shelby County, the Millington Industrial De

100. The Shopping Center GroupAnnounces Merger -      The Shopping Center Group has merged with Corporate Property Dispositions. Both companies are headquartered in Atlanta.
     The Shopping Center Group (TSCG), which has an office in Memphis,