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9 hours ago, The Guardian of Memphis said:

I wouldn’t blame everything on leadership, but I’m not ashamed enough to say that things could be better with all the facts that our honorable fellow poster jjbradley has brought out. He does make balanced posts and doesn’t go to the extreme. However, I have not seen his posts in other forums, but I will say that I hope his critiques of other cities are the same as it is here. There seems to be a propensity to always point out the negatives of Memphis no matter what. There’s always a catch. From my views of other forums, it only seems to be in this one. I don’t know why Memphis is always an easy target for people to throw darts at. Not a boo hoo statement but it’s true. Tired of that. 

I understand that. 

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Memphis has been stagnant for decades, always among the most sluggish cities for growth and development in the country.  The negatives (crime, poverty, declining population, unskilled workforce, tepid economy, weak public/private leadership) have simply not improved.  
These delays, cancellations and missteps are embarrassing for the city and don’t help turn things around.  The population stagnation alone is a huge red flag. Smaller projects will continue to be the norm. It would be great to see something major actually happen, but until the negatives improve they will continue to hold back badly needed development.  

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1 hour ago, dxfret said:

Memphis has been stagnant for decades, always among the most sluggish cities for growth and development in the country.  The negatives (crime, poverty, declining population, unskilled workforce, tepid economy, weak public/private leadership) have simply not improved.  
These delays, cancellations and missteps are embarrassing for the city and don’t help turn things around.  The population stagnation alone is a huge red flag. Smaller projects will continue to be the norm. It would be great to see something major actually happen, but until the negatives improve they will continue to hold back badly needed development.  

I believe people have a right to there point of view however be prepared to be opposed if others have a different view. We have some issues any mature person would have to say that. Those issues are not isolated to Memphis. Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, etc all have major crime & poverty issues Detroit even filed bankruptcy and became a desolate city. I believe in the potential of Memphis we just have to remain positive and continue to build on what we have. 
1) 100N main

2) Sheraton Hotel addition 

3) Dream Hotel

4) TLP

5) Mud Island/ amphitheater and other stated and proposed projects. Walk on union, Blues Note hotel, new 901 fc stadium. Renovated LB, liberty park additional projects hotel/ retail/ entertainment. All these projects have either broke ground or been approved. Let’s just hope the bond markets turn around soon. These projects are world class and hopefully they happen. 

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11 hours ago, Memphisborn said:

I believe people have a right to there point of view however be prepared to be opposed if others have a different view. We have some issues any mature person would have to say that. Those issues are not isolated to Memphis. Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, etc all have major crime & poverty issues Detroit even filed bankruptcy and became a desolate city. I believe in the potential of Memphis we just have to remain positive and continue to build on what we have. 
1) 100N main

2) Sheraton Hotel addition 

3) Dream Hotel

4) TLP

5) Mud Island/ amphitheater and other stated and proposed projects. Walk on union, Blues Note hotel, new 901 fc stadium. Renovated LB, liberty park additional projects hotel/ retail/ entertainment. All these projects have either broke ground or been approved. Let’s just hope the bond markets turn around soon. These projects are world class and hopefully they happen. 

I totally agree. Well said. They are free to post whatever they want. I was going to mention chicago as a comparison but didn’t want to go down that road. Never hear of anyone throwing darts at them. I never view chicago in a negative light. No one ever has to apologize for being from chicago, but Memphis? It’s the other way around. 

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7 hours ago, knightrider162 said:

In the business journal's update about 100 N. Main, they mentioned that the developers for The Walk will likely be asking for a financing extension at the December board meeting for the DMC. Good to know that the current developers are still pursuing this project.

Good news! 

This development would be exciting to see happen. Bridging the gap between downtown and the medical district/midtown.

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Just kicking the can down the road at this point...so frustrating.

The Walk on Union delayed again, gets 18-month extension to secure financing

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2022/12/13/the-walk-on-union-ccrfc-extension-financing-pilot.html

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For the second time this year, the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. (CCRFC) approved an extension request from the developers behind The Walk on Union to amend the development agreement to give them even more time to secure financing.

The $741 million proposed mega development received a six-month extension back in April and now has received an 18-month extension to June 2024 to secure financing and break ground on the $143 million first phase. The vote at the Dec. 13, 2022, meeting was unanimous, with chairman Eric Matthews recusing. The CCRFC is an affiliate board of the Downtown Memphis Commission.

The Walk also received a modification for the deadline to close all PILOT leases and pay the PILOT fees required by the development agreement. The new deadline: December 31, 2025.

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1 hour ago, VSRJ said:

Just kicking the can down the road at this point...so frustrating.

The Walk on Union delayed again, gets 18-month extension to secure financing

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2022/12/13/the-walk-on-union-ccrfc-extension-financing-pilot.html

I was told by someone that has worked on the design, the wait is going to be worth it. 

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