Archive for July, 2019

by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 19th, 2019 12:05pm CDT | No Comments

  There is a special screening Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. of the documentary, In The Absence, that will spotlight the long-term effects of disinvestment in core city neighborhoods.  It will be held at Habitat for Humanity at 7136 Winchester Road. This month’s viewing, part of a nine-part docuseries, focuses on how Environmental Court […]

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                              In truth, celebrating Memphis’ 200th anniversary this year is largely ceremonial, ignoring earlier settlers and forgetting that the city was the first city west of the Alleghenies to be a planned community.    It was the earliest version of Memphis […]

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                With so much potential for the future of downtown – stepped-up investment, a spectacular riverfront, smarter parking, and more – we were drawn back to Jeff Speck’s 12 Modest Suggestions for Making Memphis Great from May, 2008. Twice, Mr. Speck has been called on for his recommendations for a […]

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We’ve heard a great deal in recent years about how population growth is a top priority for Memphis to the point that it spawned yet another reason to waive taxes, this time for apartments that were supposedly the magnet for in-migration. Back on November 26, we blogged about how population growth is often used as […]

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                    Cities across the U.S. have been undergoing a parking revolution for years and it has finally reached downtown Memphis where it is receiving the careful analysis it deserves from the Downtown Memphis Commission. The downtown development agency’s evaluation of parking needs, when combined with Memphis […]

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by (RSS) Data Points | July 5th, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

              County Migration Rates = The number of people moving into and out of counties 2018 Census Bureau estimates for 12-months ending July 2018 + 9,136 – Wake County (Raleigh) + 4,915 – Travis County (Austin) + 3,999 – Duval County (Jacksonville) + 3,070 – Knox County (Knoxville) + […]

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                    It’s no secret that I’ve been a fervent supporter for turning Tom Lee Park from a pasture into a signature park.  As the debate unfolded, we’ve received some comments and emails claiming that my support is the result of breathtaking conspiracies and that clearly my […]

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