Monthly Archives: September 2015

ULI Panel Tackles Soulsville’s Dilemma as Shadyac Reveals Concept

By Madeline Faber Local shareholders and national development leaders got deep in the heart of Soulsville USA this week with an all-day deliberation on how to bring placemaking to one of Memphis’ struggling historical areas. The “technical advisory panel,” assembled by the Memphis chapter of the Urban Land Institute, culminated in a town hall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Stax Music Academy. Nearby on McLemore Avenue loomed the New Towne Center, the bankrupt community anchor that sold at auction last month. Filmmaker Tom Shadyac bought the 77,000-square- foot center … Read More

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Deep into Soulsville: Development pros dive 12 hours into historic neighborhood

by Thomas Bailey September 16, 2015 11:35 AM A panel of development experts took a 12-hour dive into Soulsville, the South Memphis neighborhood so thick with musical and cultural history and so thin on supermarkets, restaurants and other services. The “technical assistance panel” assembled by the Urban Land Institute surfaced Tuesday evening before a standing room crowd in the Stax Music Academy with recommendations for how to leverage Soulsville’s strengths to rebuild a more vibrant neighborhood…. Continue reading this article here…  

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Soulsville Recommendations from ULI (and Tom Shadyac)

POSTED BY BIANCA PHILLIPS ON TUE, SEP 15, 2015 AT 7:52 PM Soulsville needs more organic development, a reinforced neighborhood identity, better wayfinding signs, and maybe a coffee shop, according to members of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) technical advisory panel. Members of the panel — a mix of architects, artists, development professionals, and Soulsville residents — discussed these recommendations and others at a public meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Stax Academy. Continue reading this article here…

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