University District

The University District is home to Memphis’ largest institution of higher learning, The University of Memphis. The district is made of several distinct neighborhoods, including East Buntyn, Sherwood Forest, and Normal Station. Its main drag, a two-block strip of Highland Avenue known as the Highland Strip, is a staple of Memphis nightlife and offers food and drinks to fuel any study session. Recently, planning has focused on prioritizing pedestrians, including building standards for storefronts and updated railroad crossing to suit the university’s 20,000-plus students.  

Development NewsUofM

Summit updates University District work


Biologistics Research Cluster launched


Development NewsBuster's

Landmark liquor store relaunched


Feature StoryUniversity District

Power in partnership: Neighborhood building in the U District


Innovation & Job NewsVijay Harrell and Corey Myers with OneClickShip; Ashley Adewuyi and Jamal Gillespie with LiLoE; Chris Cantrell and Tim Whelan with L7; and Dr. Steve Scully with Thaddeus Medical

Logistics Innovations Accelerator hosts inaugural Demo Day


Innovation & Job NewsVijay Harrell and Corey Myers with OneClickShip; Ashley Adewuyi and Jamal Gillespie with LiLoE; Chris Cantrell and Tim Whelan with L7; and Dr. Steve Scully with Thaddeus Medical

Entrepreneurs rethink freight transit


Innovation & Job NewsMentors share hi-tech digital skills with teens in Cloud901, a partly crowdfunded project at the Memphis Public Library

Memphis Library opens teen tech center


UofM to partner with Church Health Center


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