Uptown

The future of Uptown after a presidential visitRead Article

Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter brought their annual Habitat for Humanity build to Memphis where they and 500 volunteers helped transform an Uptown neighborhood.

 

Outside of the cube: Memphis' coolest workspacesRead Article

From re-purposed downtown lofts to converted Midtown homes, some Memphians are breaking out of the cubicle and testing new ways to approach work space. With innovative, well-designed offices and studios, employers are carefully creating cultures that fit their needs.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable developmentRead Article

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. 
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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 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
Innovation & Job NewsHug Neighborhood Park Friends encourages engagement with city parks with activities like bicycle clubs and rodeos.

Adopt-A-Park program ramping up the call for volunteers


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 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 NewsMemhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


Feature StoryDowntown

Downtown's families at home in urban life


Feature Storycarter

The future of Uptown after a presidential visit


Feature StoryDejavu Chef Gary Williams

Memphis Black Restaurant Week brings needed exposure


Development Newshabitat for humanity

THDA grant helps Habitat build in Uptown