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More mixed use!

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Retail added to [email protected] apartment building

https://www.dailymemphian.com/section/business/article/1485/Retail-added-to-MadisonMcLean-apartment-building
 

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Developers revealed Monday that the [email protected] apartments under construction in Midtown will include ground-floor retail space.

That change of plans likely will be welcomed news to New Urbanism proponents who believe a mixed-use building will make the sidewalks in the heart of Midtown a livelier, more appealing place.

Developers Makowsky Ringel Greenberg (MRG) distributed a press release noting that construction has begun on the $14 million, 108-unit apartment building.

The four-story, 132,477-square-foot building designed by Fleming Architects is expected to be completed sometime in the last three months of 2019. It will rise across McLean from The Gilmore, another building with commercial spaces on the ground floor and apartments above.

 

 

 

 

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These turned out very nice.

Cooper Young apartments almost done; developers prep second project

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https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2019/02/13/see-inside-cooper-young-apartments-almost-done.html

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With multiple high-profile apartment developments underway across Midtown, the 25-unit one in Cooper Young will be the first to finish.

Located at 999 S. Cooper St., the building follows the recent micro-unit trend; each of its apartments contains about 550 square feet. Chad Fischer, one of the developers, said his team will be setting up a model unit soon to show potential residents how they can fit all the necessary furniture inside the space.

"College dorm rooms aren’t this big, and two people live in those," Fischer said. "My idea of people who would live here are bartenders [nearby] or a lot of people that already live [in Cooper Young] looking to get out of an [old home]."

Property Solutions Group is managing the property. Fischer said they will first try to rent the three units that open onto Cooper as professional office space. If there's no demand, though, he said they'll pivot to renting them as apartments.

The apartments will rent for about $1,200 per month, he said.

 

Here's a rendering of the second complex the developers are planning:

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Planning board endorses Art Lofts across from Overton Park

https://www.dailymemphian.com/article/3090/Planning-board-endorses-Art-Lofts-across-from-Overton-Park

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The city’s planning board unanimously endorsed the proposed six-story, 111-unit Art Lofts apartments across Poplar Avenue from Overton Park.

The Land Use Control Board forwarded the $18 million planned development to the City Council with its 9-0 backing after hearing about multiple compromises developer Vince Smith made in response to neighbors.

Art Lofts would front Poplar between Tucker and Rembert and require the demolition of two, 90-year-old buildings most recently used by the Memphis College of Art, which closes next year.

 

 

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The area around the Liberty Bowl, and the Liberty down itself, is in dire need of sprucing up. But traffic on Hollywood is an absolute nightmare on game days.  I can see those apartments being very frustrating to live in 8-10 Saturdays a year.  Might be worthwhile to make Hollywood one way North from Southern to Central.

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I'm not crazy about the suburban design and layout, but it's not terrible...

$15 million permit filed to build apartments on empty lots near Overton Park

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https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/development/2019/03/04/memphis-apartments-overton-park-memphis-development-makowsky-ringel-greenberg/3054300002/

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After developers received a $6.3 million tax incentive last summer, a $15 million permit was filed Friday to begin work on a 176-unit apartment complex.

Real estate development company Makowsky Ringel Greenberg is behind the $22.2 million project.

According to an application for a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) incentive approved in June, MRG plans to build two three-story buildings and 10 two-story town houses with one- and two-bedroom units on either side of Sam Cooper at East Parkway.

The apartments will have open floor plans and 9-foot ceilings. Average rent for the units will be $1,258, with one-bedrooms costing as low as $1,050 and two-bedroom town houses stretching as high as $1,725.

 

 

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I wish people in this city weren't so opposed to anything different/unique.

Planning board approves tall townhouses in Midtown

https://dailymemphian.com/article/3747/Planning-board-approves-tall-townhouses-in-Midtown

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The Land Use Control board approved a proposal to build more tall townhouses in Midtown Memphis, with the chairman said the tired block at 2115 Jefferson needs new investment. Many neighbors opposed the long, three-story building, arguing it dwarfs adjacent bungalows.

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On 3/7/2019 at 11:36 AM, VSRJ said:

I'm not crazy about the suburban design and layout, but it's not terrible...

$15 million permit filed to build apartments on empty lots near Overton Park

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https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/development/2019/03/04/memphis-apartments-overton-park-memphis-development-makowsky-ringel-greenberg/3054300002/

 

Look, our city and the majority of its people are infamously poor, but this is, in fact, plum beggarly. How dare we stoop so for such pitiful favor! ("A man/building is better than no man/building at all" seems a shameful and deleterious transgression.)

With what bona fide and [fine] early 20th-century  architecture---and truly [urban] bones---that Memphis has managed to save from both fools and famine, this is wholly disgusting.

And we have no reason to be generous either. The design is tedious and rife and provides precisely nothing of aesthetic value to the [beautiful] neighborhood or to the [beautiful] park. 

It. Is. Ugly.

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This is turning out to be a really nice development. I love that they were able to reuse the former hotel.

See inside: The Citizen in Midtown is ready to welcome its first residents

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2019/03/29/see-inside-the-citizen-in-midtown-is-ready-to.html

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Over the next few days, the first handful of residents are set to move into The Citizen, Belz Enterprises' long-anticipated mixed-use development at the corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard.

The residents will be moving into the former Artisan Hotel, the renovation of which should be completed in a week. Construction of a new mixed-use building next door is set to continue until July. About 100 units are located in the old hotel, and 75 will be located in the new building — above roughly 10,000 square feet of retail, Belz's vice president of development Adam Groveman said.

Exactly 32 leases were signed as of Wednesday, March 27, said Nicole Collett, who is leading property manager RAM Partners LLC's Citizen team. The units are leasing for more than $1.80 per square foot, with monthly rents ranging from $1,055 for the smallest one-bedroom unit to between $1,880 and $2,100 for a two-bedroom unit. For comparison, most new Downtown apartments are renting for about $1.60 per square foot, and Thornwood's units are renting for about $2.00 per square foot.

 

 

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I have mixed feelings about razing a nearly century old building, but I appreciate that the new design will partially emulate the original.

Developer proposes new mixed-use building next to Snowden School in Midtown

https://dailymemphian.com/article/4670/Developer-proposes-new-mixed-use-building-next-to-Snowden-School-in-Midtown

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On 4/24/2019 at 12:44 PM, VSRJ said:

I have mixed feelings about razing a nearly century old building, but I appreciate that the new design will partially emulate the original.

Developer proposes new mixed-use building next to Snowden School in Midtown

https://dailymemphian.com/article/4670/Developer-proposes-new-mixed-use-building-next-to-Snowden-School-in-Midtown

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I agree on both counts.

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