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 Story The Young Actors Guild performs "Rolling on the River" at Club Paradise in August 2017. (Andrea Morales)
Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Feature Story On The Ground editor Cole Bradley introduces the night's speakers.
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Video: AngelStreet choir brings music and mentorship to North Memphis

Feature Story Courtlan Black is all smiles as David Yancey announces him the winner of the boys' aged 13 to 15 division at a skate competition held at the Greenlaw Community Center (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story Angel Street Choir Director Angela Hyde begins rehearsal with students in the program
Feature Story Valerie Peavy her husband Jeff Peavy own The Office @ Uptown. It opened in 2013 and is their first restaurant venture. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature Story Annie Jones plays Bingo at the Bickford Community Center in Uptown. (Brandon Dahlberg)
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Video: The origin story of Downtown's horse-drawn carriages

Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News St. Patrick Presbyterian Church
Feature Story Neighbors enjoyed Memphis-based Geist at the first Uptown porch concert series. (Cole Bradley)

Front porch concerts rock the Uptown neighborhood