Uptown

Uptown was Memphis’ first planned subdivision and unique for its economic and racial diversity. Its 100 blocks were home to employees of North Memphis’ booming manufacturing sector until the industrial decline in the mid 20th century. In 1999, efforts began to revitalize the area, including improvements to streetscapes, leveling the derelict Hurt Village housing project, and constructing new mixed-income housing. Attention now is turning to business development in the area, with hopes that the new nearby Brass Pro Shop and expansion of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will anchor commercial growth.

Feature StoryNeighbors enjoyed Memphis-based Geist at the first Uptown porch concert series. (Cole Bradley)

Front porch concerts rock the Uptown neighborhood


Feature StoryPeople from all walks of life mingle beneath the "branches" of Treedom Memphis.
Feature StoryYoung men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Feature StoryThe Uptown Burger features two beef patties, cheese, onions, peppers, and jalapenos grilled to perfection.  (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryMadison Taper, winner of the girls' ages 8 to 15 division, shows off her new Fluxus skateboard. Fluxus boards are made in Memphis and are designed by local artists. (Shelda Edwards)
Feature StorySkateboard
Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature StoryAn Uptown resident adds her priorities to a list of possible new developments. (Community Redevelopment Agency)
Feature StoryValerie Peavy, owner of the Office @ Uptown, poses for a portrait. Her cafe opened in 2013. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Welcome to Uptown, the biggest small town in Memphis


Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Innovation & Job NewsThe new segment of the Wolf River Greenway has a 1.2-mile paved trail, wide concrete and asphalt paths and a boardwalk.

Opening of Confluence Park marks newest segment of Wolf River Greenway


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
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