Accelerate Memphis - Invest in Neighborhoods is a transformative, strategic approach funded by $200 million in bonds to facilitate catalytic community projects in every neighborhood and every Council district. Every Memphian will see and feel the impact, no matter where in the City they live.
Activating Memphis 3.0
Revitalizing City-wide Assets
Guided by Memphis 3.0, Accelerate Memphis will invest $75 million in neighborhood improvements.
Implementation of public improvements identified in nine small area plans, 35 anchor sites, and four intersections will be complete by the end of 2023.
9 locations are targeted for large scale investments of $4 million each - Highland Heights, Hollywood-Hyde Park, Klondike, Oakhaven, Orange Mound, Raleigh, Soulsville, South City, and Whitehaven. Investments can include pedestrian scale street lights, new sidewalks, public promenades and plazas, and intersection improvements. The implementation projects were identified and prioritized by the community in the small area planning process.
LARGE SCALE INVESTMENTS
4 intersections identified in Memphis 3.0 will receive critical improvements prioritizing safety. The improvements may include intersection redesign, improved lighting, signal upgrades, crosswalk and sidewalk improvements, and ADA improvements. Implementation projects will occur at Frayser Boulevard & Overton Crossing Street, Hickory Hill Road & Winchester Road, Trinity & Germantown Parkway, and Lamar Avenue/Kimball Avenue/Pendleton Street.
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT 4 INTERSECTIONS
A mix of 35 Nurture and Accelerate Anchors identified in Memphis 3.0 will receive $400,000 each in early stage investments. Investments can include public art, new sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, and street lighting. These implementation projects will signal public sector investment in these anchor areas and are intended to serve as a catalyst for additional opportunities.
EARLY STAGE INVESTMENTS
The Memphis Public Investment Guide was developed to support public engagement efforts for the 35 early stage investment projects. The guide includes information pertaining to costs and maintenance responsibilities. It is currently in the process of being reworked to serve as a resource for neighborhood organizations and residents interested in planning and implementing small-scale community improvement projects on their own or in conjunction with the City.
MEMPHIS PUBLIC INVESTMENT GUIDE
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