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  1. Photos of the Cobblestone Landing construction taken on September 11, 2021 along with the 9-11 Memorial in front of the renovated convention center, the now topped out 2nd hotel at One Beale, and the rear of the old Butcher Shop Building under rehab.
  2. The design does create a much more impressive street presence and safe pedestrian realm given the prior condition. The Front Street and Riverside Improvements may be even more impressive than Main Street given what they looked like before the renovation. I would like to see the above photos in a before and after comparison along with photos of the Front and Riverside elevations.
  3. Nylon Net Building Demolition Board of Adjustment Meeting October 28, 2020 Demolition of this structure would be extremely detrimental to the South Main Area and the Board of Adjustment should defer the request until more study can be completed. We must find a way to preserve at least portions of this landmark especially along Vance Avenue. In 2004 LRK created a beautiful design for the building which kept the original structure and added several floors above which can be found at the link at the end of this reply. What a great vision that 2004 design was for the property. I hope the
  4. That is what most people believe until they understand each of the garages you mentioned garages are not City owned and do not offer bulk monthly parking rates due to existing commitments and capacity issues. Most historic buildings in the Downtown Core (Madison to Gayoso and Second to Front) lack their own parking and rely on the Riverfront Garage for monthly parking arrangements. This will be an interesting issue to follow with the stakeholders involved in those blocks.
  5. I agree with your observations, and believe the design is better, but still questioning why Mud Island was not the priority, especially the amphitheater and access. We are going to have a shiny newly renovated Convention Center and Loews Hotel which will be looking at the same dirty concrete structures on Mud Island that characterized the Cook Convention Center prior to the renovation.
  6. While I agree this facility is needed and looks great, a huge opportunity will be missed without additional development above the garage. In addition, the removal of the 600 space Riverfront Garage for the 140 space garage under the Brooks Museum will be a disaster for the Downtown Core. The City should include an RFP for building another hotel, office, or condominium tower above the parking garage. As far as the new parking structure it will be great for the Entertainment District but more parking will be needed between Union and Madison Avenues. Taking out 600 spaces in return for 140 a
  7. I am also concerned about the massive Parkside at Shelby Farms project. It is far too much of the same, the design is completely cookie-cutter. The great thing about the massive Union Row project is that each segment of buildings has a unique design theme. The Union Row architectural facade design includes a variety of height, massing, roof form, materials, and colors. The Parkside looks like repetitious brutalistic European public housing.
  8. Memphis Convention Center construction photos including new signage on Main Street and the Front Street glass concourse. Hotel progress photographs including Aloft on Jefferson, Canopy by Hilton on Union, and Hyatt Centric at One Beale.
  9. Attached are photographs of the Memphis Convention Center Front Street and Main Street Glass Concourses, the demolition of the Civic Center Clock Tower Trolley Stop in preparation for the construction of the Loews Hotel, and the One Beale Apartments and Hyatt Centric Hotel as viewed from the Bluffwalk and the top of Beale Street Landing.
  10. https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/04/28/major-projects-continue-downtown-memphis-during-pandemic/ https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/video/2020/04/28/downtown-memphis-construction-update-one-beale/ Channel 5 story on Downtown Construction
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