South City

South City is best known for the Foote Homes development, Memphis’ last public housing project. The $250 million South City revitalization aims to transform the 420-unit institution into mixed-income apartments and rental homes with an emphasis on safety, maintenance, and green space. The project is expected to be complete by 2021. Community leaders hope as South City efforts extend to the areas surrounding the Foote Homes site, they’ll link with efforts in South Memphis and the Downtown Core for a continuous corridor of deep investment.

Feature StoryYolandra Rodgers runs an e-commerce company out of her home in South Memphis. (Lesley Young)

South Memphis-based baby shoe company is off and running


Feature StoryA student studies at the Whitehaven library branch. (Renee Davis Brame)

Memphis Public Libraries 'start here' by upgrading neighborhood branches


Innovation & Job NewsDavid Brown, executive vice president and chief preservation officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, addresses the crowd at Clayborn Temple.

Clayborn Temple named a 'national treasure'


Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Development NewsOden adaptive reuse project South City

South City adaptive reuse project reinvigorates old warehouse space


Development NewsFolks from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the school, St. Andrew's Church and neighbors from nearby businesses came out to work together and get the project finished in time for Friday's grand opening. Download permissions

South City school to benefit from long awaited playground


Feature Story“Wealth is insurance against life’s emergencies,” says Wendi C. Thomas as she begins the panel discussion with Alex Matlock, Floyd Tyler, Jozelle Booker and Carolyn Hardy.
Development NewsDorothy Day House 1178 Peabody
Feature Story"I'm hopeful," said Dorothy Meeks about beginning work at Lucy J.'s Bakery.
Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature StoryThe demolition of Foote Homes began in July.

South City: Housing a neighborhood in transition


Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


Development NewsI AM A MAN Plaza rendering

I AM A MAN Plaza to honor civil rights milestone


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Read more articles by Madeline Faber.

Madeline Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter. Prior to joining High Ground News as managing editor, she worked as a staff reporter for The Daily News. She has also written for Memphis Business Journal, The Memphis Flyer and Inside Memphis Business. Her experience as a development reporter complements High Ground's mission to write about what's next for Memphis.

Read more articles by Andrea Morales.

Andrea Morales is a documentary photographer based in Memphis. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Miami, earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida and an M.A. in photography from Ohio University. Working for different newspapers moved her to cities and newsrooms of all size, including the El Sentinel in South Florida, the Lima News in NW Ohio and The New York Times in NYC. Most recently, she was on staff as a photographer at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covered barn dances, ox pulls and presidential elections, all with equal joy.

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Forever Ready Productions is based in Memphis. It specializes in fast paced, timely content for non profits, small businesses and start-ups. The production company's founder, Lauren Squires Ready, has more than a decade of award-winning video journalism experience and uses that skill to help create an impact narrative for any mission driven organization. Visit www.foreverreadyllc.com for more information.    

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Tamara is a native Memphian and has a B.A. and M.A. from UT Knoxville. She has previously written guest posts for I Love Memphis blog.