VOL. 131 | NO. 139 | Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Collierville Recreation Center Named for Late Mayor
The College Street Recreation Center in Collierville is being named in honor of the late Collierville Mayor Linda Kerley.
The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the naming last month with Alderman Maureen Fraser making the motion on the recommendation by interim parks director Greg Clark.
Kerley was the first woman elected to the board of aldermen and the first woman to serve as mayor of Collierville.
– Bill Dries
Millington Groundbreaking Held for New Retail Center
Millington leaders broke ground Tuesday, July 12, on the $36.8 million Shops at Millington Farms development at 8570 North U.S. Highway 51.
The 125,000 square feet of retail space south of Veterans Parkway is being developed by Ryan Commercial Properties LLC.
It is being financed with tax increment financing approved by the city of Millington and Shelby County government that sends some of the property tax revenue generated by the development back into the project to pay infrastructure costs.
Tenants that have signed leases so far include Ross Dress for Less, Petco, Rack Room Shoes, Aspen Dental, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rue 21 and Dunham’s Sports.
The first outparcels on the property are expected to open by the end of 2016, with most of the center itself to open during the first quarter of 2017.
– Bill Dries
Saint Francis Starts Heart Age Screening Program
Saint Francis Healthcare has announced a new Heart Age Screening program.
Provided free to the public, the screenings will help individuals determine their risk for heart disease. Screenings will be held monthly, with the location alternating between the campuses of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.
The first screening will take place Wednesday, July 20, at the Memphis hospital. Heart age is a simplified measure of risk for cardiac disease and is based on blood pressure, BMI, blood sugar, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides.
The in-depth screenings will measure all of those factors, and participants will then be able to meet with an on-site cardiologist to review their results.
– Andy Meek
Real Estate Professsional Opens His Own Firm
Memphis real estate professional Brian Mallory has opened Brian Mallory has opened The Mallory Firm Inc. Realtors, where he will serve as principal broker.
Mallory has worked as a Tennessee real estate agent and residential real estate appraiser for nearly 15 years. He is also a licensed Tennessee property tax agent and served on the Memphis & Shelby County Board of Equalization.
The new office is located at 4962 William Arnold Road.
– Madeline Faber
Memphis Engineers Elected To Statewide Council Offices
Two Memphis area engineers have been elected to help lead the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee.
Logan Meeks, PE, with A2H Inc., will serve as first vice president of the statewide council. Tim Verner, PE, with Fisher & Arnold Inc., has been elected second vice president.
Other ACEC of Tennessee officers for 2016-2017 are:
• President - Amy Spann, PE, EnSafe Inc., Nashville
• President-Elect - Charlie Smith, PE, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., Nashville
• Secretary - Danl Hall, PE, Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers Inc., Knoxville
• Treasurer – Elizabeth Surface, PE, Ross Bryan Associates Inc., Nashville
• Past President - John Kenny, PE, Facility Systems Consultants LLC, Knoxville
• Director At Large – Mickey Sullivan, PE, Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville
• National Director, Steve Field, PE, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Nashville
Additionally, Diane Vesely, PE, with Buchart Horn Inc., has been named president of the Memphis Chapter of ACEC of Tennessee.
The new ACEC of Tennessee officers will be formally installed during the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville on Sept. 15-16. They began their new roles on July 1.
– Daily News staff
Common Table Names New CEO, Board Chairman
The executive committee of the Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) board of directors has announced that Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris will serve as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Reggie Crenshaw is now serving as board chairman.
Harris is a physician with a variety of clinical and administrative experience in hospital and primary-care settings. He currently has a consulting practice and previously was the chief medical officer and medical director for Memphis Health Center Inc. He has participated in many professional and community activities with local, state and national organizations. Harris is a past co-chair of the CTHA Advisory Committee, participating in strategic planning and program development.
Harris succeeds Reneé S. Frazier, who had served as the organization’s first CEO since 2009. Upon her retirement, Frazier will assume the title of CEO Emeritus.
Harris was chosen after a six-month search process comprised of several community leaders from both outside the organization and from within the CTHA board.
“Barry-Lewis Harris II M.D. brings a diverse experience in health care to Common Table Health Alliance,” said board chairman Crenshaw, who is also a principal of Crenshaw & Associates. “Most notably, his experiences related to private practice, veterans’ health care and community health centers strengthen his ability to engage and convene our 200-plus community partners. “These experiences will also be the driving force to build the bridge that closes the gap in health disparities in Memphis, Shelby County, the state of Tennessee and the Mid-South region.”
In addition to Crenshaw, CTHA’s newly installed executive committee consists of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. executive vice president Zach Chandler as vice-chair; Bank of America senior vice president Sherrie Hollis, secretary; and Cigna director of contracting and provider services Chuck Utterback, treasurer.
– Daily News staff
Olympus to Break Gound On New Service Center July 14
Olympus Surgical Technologies is soon to break ground on a $12 million East Coast National Service Center in Bartlett.
The 110,000-square foot facility, to be built by Chris Woods Construction Co., is set to be completed April 2017. The service center will bring more than 280 jobs.
A groundbreaking is planned for the site at 2925 Appling Road on Thursday, July 14, beginning at 11 a.m.
– Madeline Faber
New Incentives Target Green Projects, Distressed Areas
The Downtown Memphis Commission has approved changes to its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program. The new policy builds in sustainability and green-energy benchmarks that were previously not required of developers seeking a freeze on their property taxes.
Under the new PILOT program approved on July 12, the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. requires that developers include energy-efficient heating systems in apartment and mixed-use projects.
Other changes to the program include:
• Limit PILOT term to eight years (except for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects) for developments outside of the Central Business Improvement District. The CCRFC also stripped the “high impact” qualification for projects outside of the CBID, which could open the way for more DMC-backed projects across the city.
• Add two years to the PILOT term if the project is in an economically distressed census tract.
• Add three years to the PILOT term if the project is in the South City Impact Area and four years if the project is within the Pinch District. The CCRFC has withheld granting PILOTs in the Pinch District as part of Memphis City Council’s moratorium on new building permits allowed in the area.
• Add four years to the PILOT term if the project meets LEED standards, four years if it meets Net Zero Energy Building certification and one year if it meets Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s Energy Advance certification.
– Madeline Faber