Editorial Results (free)
1. County Commission Advances Pay Raises
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners advanced pay raises Monday, Oct. 16, for 19 elected offices including their own, but vote totals on the three separate pay ordinances varied.
Ranging from 32.4 percent for sheriff to a 10.3 percent hike for county commissioners, the pay raises would take effect with the winners of the August 2018 county general elections. That’s if each of the ordinances gets the required nine-vote, two-thirds majority on third and final reading.
2. Monuments, Elections, TDZ Expansion All Before Council
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Memphis City Council members take a third and final vote Tuesday, Oct. 17, on an ordinance directing the administration to act on “immediate” removal of Confederate monuments from two city parks.
3. City Council Delays Final Vote on Confederate Monuments
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Memphis City Council members delayed a third and final vote on an ordinance that would direct the city administration to remove Confederate monuments in two city parks if the state historical commission doesn’t allow it later this month.
4. Tax Breaks Broaden For Residential, Retail Deals
- Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Some changes are coming in the rules surrounding incentives that the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County – or EDGE – can use for different kinds of development and for broader use of tax increment financing – or TIF – zones to sustain redevelopment.
5. Last Word: Gentrification, ServiceMaster's New CEO Speaks and Gateway Resolution
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Gentrification in Binghampton? The g-word is a term that can start a real debate in Memphis these days. But those leading the hard fought redevelopment in Binghampton say a tax increment financing district there would mean an immediate capital infusion of $332,000 that would help to ward off the possibility of gentrification.
6. Binghampton, Uptown Redevelopment Efforts Move Forward While Waiting for the CRA
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
If Binghampton can get a proposal for tax increment financing (TIF) approved by the end of the year, it would mean an immediate $332,000 in capital and an estimated $26 million over the 30-year life of the TIF zone to sustain and further grow commercial and residential development in the area.
7. Last Word: ICE Raids, Who's Buying Afton Grove and Malco Powerhouse Plans
- Monday, July 24, 2017
A protest Sunday evening at the Prescott Place Apartments after federal ICE agents – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – took people into custody there and at Emerald Ridge and Corner Park apartments Sunday morning. The group of organizations protesting the federal action – Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens, Cosecha and SURJ Memphis -- say Memphis Police assisted in the immigration operation. Memphis Police deny they were involved in any way. No estimate from ICE on how many people were detained.
8. The Week Ahead: July 17-23
- Monday, July 17, 2017
Hello, Memphis! Young, local artists are in the spotlight this week with a couple of art shows where you can meet these talented youths and someday say, “I knew them before they were famous.” Check out details on those, plus more cool events and hot happenings in The Week Ahead…
9. Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum
- Friday, March 24, 2017
While construction recently began on the large-scale Binghampton Gateway Center and more development is on the way, the revitalization process to bring businesses and jobs back to the distressed Binghampton area began more than a decade ago.
10. Klondike Wants Plan To Stave Off Gentrification
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
With multimillion-dollar investments growing up around it in the Crosstown and Uptown neighborhoods, the Klondike/Smokey City Community Development Corp. is working with the University of Memphis on a grassroots action plan to stave off gentrification.
11. Editorial: Neighborhoods are the Battleground in Grocery Wars
- Saturday, December 5, 2015
The development of grocery clusters in Germantown and Midtown raises some important questions about supermarkets in other parts of the city.
If these clusters of retailers, each aimed at different segments of a larger, overlapping market, are the reality of a supermarket business that was dominated by one chain not too long ago, how will Memphis’ food deserts be affected?
12. EDGE Still Explaining Itself To Memphis, Shelby County Elected Leaders
- Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Four years into its existence, Reid Dulberger is still explaining the basics of a group created by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to streamline local economic development efforts.
13. New Tax Breaks Attract Grocers to Memphis Food Deserts
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Two of Memphis’ prominent food deserts are on the mend with possible tax breaks to attract grocery stores.
Binghampton and Uptown are set to receive Community Builder PILOTs, a new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive granted by the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
14. New Tax Incentive Aims to Boost Declining Memphis Neighborhoods
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Just north of Interstate 40, the commercially empty gateways to the Frayser neighborhood between North Hollywood Street and North Watkins Street are hardly fit to accommodate the thousands of vehicles that pass by every day.
15. Goldman Sachs ‘Confident’ in Memphis
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In April, Rachel Diller, managing director of the urban investment group at Goldman Sachs, received a phone call in her New York office from officials at Phoenix-based Dudley Ventures.
The executives at Dudley Ventures, which specializes in large tax-credit supported projects, were arranging financing for the $200 million effort to transform the old Sears Crosstown property and wanted to know if the New York-based investment bank was interested.
16. Creative Destruction
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
For about three years Veronica Skinner called the two-story, 24-unit apartment building at 480 Tillman St. in the Binghampton neighborhood home.
17. Bigger LIFT
- Friday, October 31, 2014
The former Cadence Bank branch on Court Avenue Downtown is the new and bigger home for Community LIFT, the local intermediary with community development corporations founded by a coalition of nonprofits and the city of Memphis four years ago.
18. CDC Leaders Have Challenges in Communities
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Community development corporations are designed to help create more housing in areas where investors and banks might not normally invest without incentives.
But the CDCs, as they are known, are increasingly in the business of adding business development to the housing in a combination of community building.
19. Green Shoots
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
The busiest time of the year along the Shelby Farms Greenline is also the busiest time of the year for Cheffie’s, an example of a business that is a direct beneficiary of being near the Tillman Street end of the greenline that extends east to Shelby Farms Park.
20. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
21. Grassroots Effort
- Thursday, October 4, 2012
Approaching the second anniversary of “New Face for an Old Broad” and the Historic Broad Avenue Business Association’s painting of its own bike lanes, the Binghampton district has seen activity increase exponentially on several fronts.
22. DeWitt to Steer Council With Passion for Real Estate
- Friday, September 28, 2012
Greg deWitt’s history degree doesn’t necessarily come into play during his day-to-day leasing of office space, but it speaks to his early-on fascination with the built environment and the movers and shakers who helped to create it.
23. Federal Funds to Aid Efforts in Binghampton, Frayser
- Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Two Memphis neighborhood revitalization efforts will split $225,000 in federal funds awarded Monday, Aug. 6, to the Greater Memphis Partnership – a coalition of local agencies.
The grants are through the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a White House initiative directed at distressed neighborhoods. The Greater Memphis Partnership will match the federal funding for a total of $450,000 that goes for technical assistance on revitalization plans in Binghampton and Frayser.
24. Funding Boost Moves Kroc Center Closer to Reality
- Friday, April 24, 2009
No matter what happens with the overall redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds – a project that could be scaled back in light of the economy – the plan to build the Kroc Center of Memphis is gaining steam.
25. New Binghampton Senior Facility Planned
- Friday, August 8, 2008
Two generations ago, Darrell Cobbins’ grandfather developed one of Memphis’ first black middle-income communities called Lakeview Gardens.
Over the next couple of years, Cobbins, a commercial real estate developer and broker, will bring a 133-unit senior housing facility to Binghampton, and he’ll pay homage to his real estate lineage by calling it Lakeview Estates.
26. A Broader Vision
- Wednesday, November 8, 2006
On the big screen, the conventional wisdom is that sequels rarely improve on the original.
But in the real world, urban planners, business owners, residents and city officials are working to produce exactly the opposite result for a poverty-scarred Memphis neighborhood.
27. Binghampton: A Model Project
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The city's model design project for the Broad Avenue area represents a major opportunity for the residents and businesses of Binghampton. The Broad Avenue area has suffered from the flight and blight experienced across the inner-city, but was made worse by the extension of Sam Cooper Boulevard in 2002 and the resulting isolation of the Broad area. However, redevelopment efforts, new artist owners, an active business association and a new elementary school all offer hope that the revitalization of the Broad Avenue area can take hold and improve the surrounding Binghampton community.
28. Full Steam Ahead
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Road projects often are lauded by civic leaders as catalysts for community development. But don't tell that to citizens in the Broad Avenue corridor.
Residents and business owners in the area have faced myriad problems over the years that were brought about by roadway decisions. First, the Interstate 40 project that was abruptly halted in the 1970s literally split the community. More recently, the extension of Sam Cooper Boulevard shifted traffic from Broad Avenuen in 2002, essentially cutting off the Binghampton neighborhood's livelihood.
29. Vive La France and Broad Avenue Corridor!
- Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The next phase of bringing Memphis and Shelby County's development codes up to date hearkens back to the 19th century, when proctors at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris are said to have circulated a cart or charrette into which students would place their artwork.
30. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, April 30, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Board reviews PILOT program By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News A new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program inching toward city council consideration is up for review at tomorrows monthly meeting of the city Health, Educational and Housi...
31. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 13, 2001
Midtown East redevelopment still on course Binghampton redevelopment still on course By MARY DANDO The Daily News Anyone attempting to access Sam Cooper Boulevard via Broad Avenue lately is well aware of the headache it has become. The construction ...
32. Archived Article: Broad (lead)
- Tuesday, April 17, 2001
New Sam Cooper Parkway plan comes before city council Council to hear new Sam Cooper plan By MARY DANDO The Daily News The final draft of the Midtown Corridor East Redevelopment Plan will be considered by the Memphis City Council at a public hearing...
33. Archived Article: Real Focus (cdc)
- Tuesday, March 6, 2001
The stories all have a similar ring to them City CDCs providing many redevelopment needs By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The stories all have a similar ring. "We used to have prostitutes walking up and down these streets." "That pla...
34. Archived Article: Weed (bott)
- Tuesday, March 9, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER New designation will plant seeds of hope By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The city of Memphis is eligible for new funding and resources that will help it fight crime and revitalize neighborhoods through its recognition by the...