Small area planning is complete in six areas - Highland Heights, Hollywood-Hyde Park, Klondike, Orange Mound, Soulsville, and South City. Our office is busy finalizing the plans for public release. As part of the Accelerate Memphis – Invest in Neighborhoods initiative, each area will benefit from $4 million in public infrastructure investments guided by their small area plans! Three additional small planning areas will receive $4 million in funding towards implementation as well – Raleigh, Whitehaven, and Oakhaven. Small area plans for Raleigh and Whitehaven were completed in 2019. Public comments are still being received for final design concepts in Oakhaven.
Accelerate Memphis is funded by $200 million in bonds to implement transformative community projects in every neighborhood and every Council district. Accelerate Memphis will activate Memphis 3.0 through $75 million in neighborhood improvements. Examples of projects underway in Whitehaven include upgraded crosswalks at Elvis Presley & Raines and a new park with a water feature at Whitehaven Plaza. Survey work is also underway at other locations in preparation of implementation projects.
You can read more about Accelerate Memphis and Memphis 3.0 here: https://acceleratememphis.com/activating-memphis-3-0/
For a sneak peak of the six small area plans and to read how our consultant team assisted us in the planning process, click here: