VOL. 121 | NO. 121 | Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Lamar-area residents speak out about proposed motel development
Public meetings of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board rarely draw much in the way of a general audience. In addition to the usual Who's Who of developers, attorneys and government liaisons, the individual agenda items may draw a concerned property owner here, an interested business owner there.
It's easy to paint developers and builders as the bad guys, especially when they knock down a stand of trees as the first step in building a neighborhood. But some developers make it a point to work around trees, while many others have practical reasons for clearing space.
2076 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, Sale Amount: $1.1 million -
A 15,908-square-foot, two-story office building on the north side of Union Avenue near Diana and Florence streets. The building formerly housed the offices of late businessman William B. Tanner, who died of pneumonia in December after a battle with bone marrow cancer. Tanner in 2004 conveyed his interest in, or quitclaimed, the Union Avenue building to his wife, Patricia.