South City

South City is best known for the Foote Homes development, Memphis’ last public housing project. The $250 million South City revitalization aims to transform the 420-unit institution into mixed-income apartments and rental homes with an emphasis on safety, maintenance, and green space. The project is expected to be complete by 2021. Community leaders hope as South City efforts extend to the areas surrounding the Foote Homes site, they’ll link with efforts in South Memphis and the Downtown Core for a continuous corridor of deep investment.

Feature StoryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are four of the anchor institutions partnering with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative for Hire Local 901. (Submitted)

Hire Local 901 helps Memphians work closer to home


Feature Story Travis Butler, New Ballet Ensemble dance instructor, works with students at LaRose Elementary. Dance classes at LaRose are held either early in the school day or the last period of the day. (Submitted)
Feature StoryPhase one of South City's housing is 60 percent complete. Move in is expected to begin this summer. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryDana Taylor, co-owner of After Life Mortuary Services. (Renier Otto)
Feature StoryJohn Young, a JIFF graduate and now full time employee for Sweet LaLa's, earned the nickname "Dr. Sprinkles". (Submitted)

Bakery that employs at-risk youth expands to East Memphis storefront


Feature StorySteven McKinney teaches math class to his students at Booker T. Washington High School. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryOne of two proposed playground designs for the new L.E. Brown Park in South City. (City of Memphis, Division of Parks and Neighborhoods)
Development NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development NewsHeights Line enhancement project
Development News27 W. Carolina Street
Feature StoryUCI
Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature StorySouth City construction underway

$210M South City construction delayed but now underway


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Read more articles by Madeline Faber.

Madeline Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter. Her experience as a development reporter complements High Ground's mission to write about what's next for Memphis.

Read more articles by Andrea Morales.

Andrea Morales is a documentary photographer based in Memphis. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Miami, earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida and an M.A. in photography from Ohio University. Working for different newspapers moved her to cities and newsrooms of all size, including the El Sentinel in South Florida, the Lima News in NW Ohio and The New York Times in NYC. Most recently, she was on staff as a photographer at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covered barn dances, ox pulls and presidential elections, all with equal joy.

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Forever Ready Productions is based in Memphis. It specializes in fast paced, timely content for non profits, small businesses and start-ups. The production company's founder, Lauren Squires Ready, has more than a decade of award-winning video journalism experience and uses that skill to help create an impact narrative for any mission driven organization. Visit www.foreverreadyllc.com for more information.    

Read more articles by Tamara Williamson.

Tamara is a native Memphian and has a B.A. and M.A. from UT Knoxville. She has previously written guest posts for I Love Memphis blog.