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The Pinch

Westy's on North Main

Trolley on North Main Street

Trolley in the Pinch


A view of Decatur Street in Smokey City.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development

North Memphis, which has suffered from chronic public and private disinvestment, is getting an injection of capital with a $1 million grant and access to a larger $90 million financing pool. 

Mary Hill, 82, stands for a portrait at her home in Smokey City. She grew up in Klondike and has lived in Smokey City as an adult.

As Crosstown Concourse towers, North Memphis walks between gentrification and disinvestment

As tenants prepare to move into Crosstown Concourse and the city unveils plans for the Bicentennial Gateway project, residents of the North Memphis neighborhoods of Klondike and Smokey City wonder what the impact will be on their longstanding communities.


High Fences: How industrial facilities evolve in changing neighborhoods

As Memphis modernizes and densifies, leaders are coming up with innovative ways to grow with longstanding industrial tenants or coerce new development. 


Downtown's families at home in urban life

Downtown may be an unconventional choice for life with children, but these families are attracted to the home-without-boundaries that is Memphis' urban core. 


Affordable housing enters downtown equation

Residential development is once again booming downtown, successfully attracting new downtown-dwellers into market-rate properties. But a smattering of recent news has given hope to those would-be residents who have been priced out.
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