Medical District

Situated between Midtown and Downtown, the Medical District was developed as a central location to serve the healthcare needs of the Mid-South. It employs 30,000 people and educates another 7,800 students each day across its numerous colleges and universities. Recently, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative began work in the area to improve safety, amenities, and infrastructure, including crosswalk updates and a newly installed dog park at Madison Ave. and North Orleans. Through these efforts, the MMDC hopes to inspire more people to live the neighborhood, which rationally been seen only as an economic and employment hub.

Feature Story Improvements to Morris Park were underway in January 2022. (Shelia Williams)

Morris Park renovations underway, opening expected summer 2022


Feature Story (Lisa Ferdinando, Wikimedia Commons)

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Feature Story Kickspins is a popup record store that also houses the Memphis Soul clothing line. It launched September 2019 in the Boxlot temporary concept shop and will close at the end of this year along with Boxlot. (Submitted)

Tonya Dyson's Kickspins is a piece of Soulsville in The Edge


Feature Story Carlos Ochoa with Ranked Choice Tennessee works from his desk in one of Wonder / Cowork / Create's small offices. (Cole Bradley)

A year with Wonder / Cowork / Create


Feature Story BOXLOT is a micro-retailer and music lounge located at  607 Monroe Avenue. (BOXLOT, PKM Architects)

BOXLOT showing early success, gearing up for holiday season


Feature Story Koozies promoting the use of PrEP and The Corner are an example of the type of branded merchandise Friends for Life intends to sell in The Corner's retail area. (Friends for Life)

Opening soon, The Corner offers free HIV prevention in casual space


Feature Story Emily Chambers provided music for the Taste of the District event held on Monday, October 7. (Kim and Jim Coleman)
Feature Story A mural still marks the location of the Washington Bottoms Community Park and Garden at the corner of North Watkins and Court streets. (Ziggy Mack)

For sale ... again: The saga of Washington Bottoms


Feature Story Members of the Creatives in Research team assemble tubing that will become 35 umbrella stands strategically placed throughout Madison Heights. (Wonder / Cowork / Create)

Medical District umbrella-share project debuts as usable public art for all


Feature Story Victoria Young, pictured, opened Spincult at 700 Madison Avenue in August 2018. The indoor fitness studio offers a variety of options for cycling devotees. (Spincult)

Spincult fuses cycling and community in Medical District