Downtown/Downtown Core

By day, the Downtown Core is the Mid-South’s center of government, law and commerce. At night the area comes alive in lights as a leading tourist and entertainment district. It draws millions annually to its historic locales such as think Peabody Hotel and Beale Street and sporting events from basketball to boating. A destination for arts and culture, Downtown has something for everyone including museums, theater, live music, and the month-long Memphis in May International Festival. Recently, focus has returned to the city’s source, the Mississippi River, with major riverfront investments like Big River Crossing and Fourth Bluff project.

Feature StoryYoung men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Development NewsThe Blake on S. Main

Historic S. Main building being rehabbed inside and out


Development NewsMighty Lights

Mighty Lights expanding along Memphis riverfront this fall


Innovation & Job NewsA rendering of an activated Memphis Park. (Groundswell)

$75 million redevelopment planned for Memphis Riverfront


Development NewsThe Wonder Cowork Create balcony extends over Floyd Alley. (Eric Clausen)

Artists to open new co-work space in Edge District


Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Development NewsHotel Indigo rendering
Development NewsMATA set to reopen downtown trolley line

MATA set to reopen downtown trolley system on April 30


Feature StoryUniversal Life Insurance Company, built 1949. (Houston Cofield)

This place in history: Ten Downtown buildings with stories to tell


Development NewsArrive Hotels 477 S. Main

New developer steps in to revive boutique hotel project


Feature StoryRev. James Lawson (second from left), AFSCME president Lee Saunders, Al Sharpton and Rev. Martin Luther King III march together. (Andrea Morales/MLK50)

Memphis' MLK50 commemoration marks ‘time for a political revolution’


Development NewsCarol Coletta has been named the new head of the Riverfront Development Corporation.

New leader building bridges for riverfront group


Development NewsForum Flats

Affordable apartments to be built near FedEx Forum


Development News431 S. Main St.

Historic South Main renovation lures new office tenant


Development NewsTailors' Union

Rizzo's Diner co-owner to open Downtown cocktail bar


Development NewsSouth Main Artspace Lofts
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