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1. Earlier Conversions Leave Lessons for Foote Homes Project
- Friday, October 02, 2015
The coming redevelopment of Foote Homes will be different from previous public housing conversions, incorporating lessons learned from relocating residents.
The last phase of neighboring Cleaborn Homes’ conversion to a mixed-use, mixed-income development is under construction on the other side of Lauderdale Street. It will create 67 multifamily units and should be completed by the end of the year.
2. Drug Trafficking Indictment Targets Gang Members
- Monday, June 22, 2015
One of the leaders of a street gang banned last year from the Legends Park area has violated the “no-gang zone” court order and is now charged with drug trafficking.
Steve Nelson, an alleged leader of the Dixie Homes Murda Gang, directed the gang’s drug dealing activities from the Shelby County Jail. When he wasn’t in jail, he was arrested twice in the Legends Park area for violating the court order that bans gang activity as well as gang members from congregating in the area.
3. Live Nation Beale Alliance Touted As Concert Comeback
- Thursday, April 02, 2015
On the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street are two brass music notes, side by side. One honors the late Mid-South Concerts promoter Bob Kelley and the other honors Mike Glenn, the New Daisy’s long-time operator.
4. This week in Memphis history: December 12-18
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
2013: The city of Memphis was preparing to take day-to-day control of the Beale Street Entertainment District with the court settlement marking the formal exit of Performa Entertainment, the developer and manager of the district since its reopening in 1983. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the Downtown Memphis Commission would run the district until a new developer and manager could be selected by the city and a future direction agreed on. The DMC continues to run the district a year later.
5. Court Order Details Spread of Violent Gang
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Fourteen years ago, a group of eight teenagers who lived on Burnham Street in Frayser tried to join the Vice Lords street gang and were rejected.
They became the FAM Mob street gang.
And according to a petition filed in Shelby County Environmental Court this week by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit to secure the city’s two latest no-gang zones, the rejection fueled violence that gang unit officers say have been a large part of the gang since its founding.
6. Blueprint for the Future
- Friday, August 08, 2014
It was 1992, and architect Joey Hagan was searching high and low for space for his own office.
He turned to his friend David Schuermann – the two had previously worked together at Bologna and Associates – whose firm at the time, DMS Architects, had an office at 88 Union Center Downtown.
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
- Friday, September 13, 2013
ANF Architects will host an opening reception for the Memphis Camera Club’s “Memphis Architecture: A Walk Through History” exhibit on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the firm’s office, 1500 Union Ave. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 27. Visit anfa.com.
- Monday, April 15, 2013
Greater Memphis Chamber will host a Lunch in the Know titled “Website Design Strategy & Analytics to Measure Success” Tuesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Baptist Memorial Hospital campus, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Lou Powell and Leigh Pegram of Vanick Digital will speak. Cost is free for member and prospective members; lunch is provided. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, November 26, 2012
Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is accepting nominations for its 2013 Legends Award through Monday, Dec. 10. The awards honor women whose visionary and innovative work is paramount in their area of outreach. Visit wfgm.org for details and a nomination form.
11. Soul Map
- Monday, October 22, 2012
The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.
12. Architecture Inc. Finds Formula for Success
- Monday, July 02, 2012
Having a staff of just six employees hasn’t affected the ability of Architecture Inc., 88 Union Ave., to maintain a diverse catalogue and high volume of projects, many of them high profile.
13. Architecture Inc.’s Schuermann Receives Chairman Appointment
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
David M. Schuermann, AIA, NCARB, principal at Architecture Inc., has been named chairman of the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.
14. Legends at Wolfchase Sells for $27.8M
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Legends at Wolfchase, a 300-unit apartment community in the Cordova apartment submarket, sold on Thursday, July 14, for $27.8 million.
Blake Pera and Tommy Bronson III with CB Richard Ellis Memphis’ multifamily division represented the seller, BlackRock, a New York-based pension fund adviser, in the sale to Los Angeles-based Passco Cos. LLC.
15. Wolf River Blvd. Land Sells in Lieu of Foreclosure
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Two parcels on Wolf River Boulevard
Sale Amount: $1.7 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2010
Buyer: SunTrust Bank
Seller: Wolfby GP
16. $3.6M Financing Filed for Legends Park Lots
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Legends Park East LP has financed four parcels through Enterprise Mortgage Investments Inc. for $3.6 million. The parcels are Lot 3 (Block I), Lot 5 (Block G), Lot 6 (Block E) and Lot 7 (Block C), all in phase one of Legends Park Planned Development.
17. MLGW Spearheads Green Switch Concept
- Monday, November 15, 2010
In any economic climate, it’s pretty rare when businesses take actions that aren’t beneficial to the bottom line.
And when the economy is struggling, taking action that doesn’t produce immediate financial benefits is generally not considered a sound business practice.
18. Real Estate Recycling
- Monday, November 08, 2010
If sustainability is defined as reuse of land and/or structures for new purposes, Hickory Hill may be the capital of the concept in Memphis.
Consider New Direction Christian Church, which found a home in a vacant big box store and now plans to transform a vacant and blighted apartment complex into a charter middle and high school with a performing arts center. The bulldozers began demolishing the Marina Cove apartments complex last month.
19. Alabama Avenue Could Become Residential Corridor
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
For years, the stretch of Alabama Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Poplar Avenue has been both a traffic shortcut and a hotspot for illegal drug sales and violent crime.
For the last year, there has been some very different activity.
- Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tal Frankfurt will speak on the topic “How to Budget for IT and Develop an RFP for Services.” Cost is for $15 members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will hold a Breakfast Briefing titled “Employee Privacy Claims” Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its downtown office, 165 Madison Ave. The event is free but seating is limited. To register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
22. $5.3M Permit Application Filed for Soulsville Charter School
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
1115 College St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $5.3 million
Project Cost: $5.3 million for phase one
Permit Date: Applied September 2010
Completion: July 2011
Owner: Soulsville Foundation
Tenant: Soulsville Charter School
Contractor: Looney Ricks Kiss
Architect: Flintco Inc.
23. Legends Park West LP Files $7.7M in Loans
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Legends Park West LP, an entity affiliated with Legends Park West developer McCormack Baron Salazar, has filed two loans related to the property’s development on the former Dixie Homes housing project site. A $6.3 million construction loan was filed through U.S. Bank NA, while a $1.4 million delivery recourse loan was filed through Enterprise Mortgage Investments Inc.
24. Corporations See Added Value in Volunteer Hours
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The value of a corporate dollar may have seen some decreases in the last few years, but the value of a corporate hour – a volunteer hour that is – is going up.
In 2009 one volunteer hour was equal to $19.51 in labor value, up from $17.55 in 2005, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2009 the Independent Sector, a coalition of national charities, raised the figure to $20.85.
25. Bass Pro Pyramid Creates Downtown ‘Gateway’
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has referred to The Pyramid plans as “The Gateway,” the new city name for a project that ties together other recent residential and commercial breakthroughs that stretch from the riverfront to the medical center.
26. MBS Files $12.5M Permit For Legend Park West
- Monday, June 28, 2010
McCormack Baron Salazar has filed a $12.5 million master permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for Legends Park West, part of the overall Legends Park development on the former Dixie Homes housing project site.
27. Migliara Buys Summer Avenue Retail Center from Las Vegas Owner
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
6343 U.S. 70 (Summer Ave.)
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million
Sale Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Buyer: Lawrence Migliara
Seller: Biz Point Property Group LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Maturity Date: Dec. 5, 2014
Lender: Trustmark National Bank
28. Beyond Halloween
- Monday, October 26, 2009
The signs are already up in some stores around the city – especially those open 24 hours a day. They remind Halloween minded patrons not to wear any kind of masks or face coverings into the stores or risk being mistaken for robbers. What we fear is the basis for Halloween as we know it. What we believe others fear is part of the evolving tradition. Combine the two and you are past Halloween and into a civic discussion that has a season of its own.
29. Barlow Leaves UNDC To Build Law Practice
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
Memphis attorney Steve Barlow has left his full-time position as executive director of the neighborhood group that promotes revitalization around the University of Memphis.
30. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas
- Monday, July 06, 2009
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.
31. Kroc Center Effort Highlights The Good in Memphis
- Monday, June 22, 2009
Eric Barnes is the publisher of The Memphis News, The Daily News and Chandler Reports.
This is what I like about Memphis – places like the Kroc Center.
32. John Daly’s Home Foreclosed, Sold on Courthouse Steps
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009
9844 Legends Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million
Sale Date: Feb. 5, 2009
Buyer: Regions Bank
Seller: J. Phillip Jones, Substitute Trustee
33. New Development Illustrates Shift In Public Housing Philosophy
- Friday, December 12, 2008
The green grass that came with spring and summer is gone now that winter is about to arrive, but this change has nothing to do with the seasons.
The first homes are going up on the field at Poplar Avenue and Ayers Street. Other parts of the construction site have been built up or leveled to accommodate the foundations of other buildings.
34. Le Bonheur Expansion Project Proceeds in Earnest
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
No credit crunch or recession will keep Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare from leading the way toward a greener future, said David Rosenbaum, vice president of facility management.
The financing is as solid as the concrete for the new $327 million Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. It is designed to withstand a magnitude 7.0 earthquake and accommodate green technologies.
35. Playhouse on the Square To Build New Theater
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $8.3 million
Project Cost: $12 million
Project Date: Aug. 12, 2008
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Playhouse on the Square
Tenant: Playhouse on the Square
Architect: Morris Architects Planners Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
36. McCormack Baron Salazar To Develop Housing Project
- Monday, August 18, 2008
A $14.5 million permit application has been filed for property at 992 Delmar Ave. just west of Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. McCormack Baron Salazar is owner of the property and is building a new public housing project at the site called Legends Park East.