Bidding for the pedestrian safety project along Central Avenue at the University of Memphis closes Friday. The city of Memphis is overseeing construction. The submitted bids will be reviewed, and once a bid has been selected, the Memphis City Council has to approve it. It will be around two months before a contract is signed, said John Cameron, director of the Engineering Division and city engineer. Read the story here in The Commercial Appeal.
The University District is conducting a neighborhood wide yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1. More than 50 families are participating in this event. Please come and find some bargains as well find out about your neighbors. In case of rain, the yard sale will be June 8. Here is a map of the families who have agreed to participate.
Even though she still lives in the house she grew up in, Verlinda Henning
doesn’t know all of her neighbors. But she does feel more connected to them than
ever. Henning and more than half of the nearly 600 households that make up the East
Buntyn neighborhood just west of the University of Memphis have joined the
virtual East Buntyn neighborhood on nextdoor.com. Read the story from The Commercial Appeal.
Rael Development Corp. plans to bring a 74-unit, high-end student apartment community to the University of Memphis area. Read the story in the Memphis Business Journal.
As he stepped offstage following a Memphis appearance Thursday, Gov. Bill Haslam glanced at the smiling faces of local officials nearby and offered a theory as to why he was being greeted so warmly. "People like me a lot more when I bring checks," he said. Read the story in The Commercial Appeal.
Despite completing his upscale condos in the midst of an economic downturn, the developer of The Laurels on Central/Highland is finding creative ways to avoid forclosure. Read the story in The Commercial Appeal.
A new Family Dollar store approved for Highland Row is the first of a string of developments set for the area. Read article in the Memphis Daily News.
Memphis Daily News article about developments on the Highland strip and relationship to surrounding neighborhoods. No date available.
Sherwood Forest residents fight spread of foreclosed homes. Read article in The Daily News