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This could be interesting. That's such an underutilized corner.

Memphis developer looks to build 350 apartments, retail, office space in Cooper-Young

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/development/2020/10/30/midtown-memphis-development-cooper-young-apartments/6091717002/

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A local developer wants to add hundreds of apartments in Cooper-Young, bringing more residential space — as well as retail and parking — to the trendy Memphis neighborhood.

Father-son developer duo Frank and Clayton Kemker are behind the plans near the intersection of Cooper Street and Central Avenue. 

Clayton Kemker’s company, RE&D Investments, LLC, filed an application with the Land Use Control Board Friday. The proposed development was first reported by the Memphis Business Journal. 

The project, dubbed Central Yards, is slated to have more than 350 apartments, retail space, office space, a flex space and two parking garages that will be accessible for residents and the public, which could be a welcome addition to a neighborhood currently strapped for parking spaces. 

Central Yards would be across Cooper from Memphis Made Brewing Co. and Aldo’s and a short walk from a variety of other bars, eateries and retail shops. 

 

From the MBJ article, it appears this is the property owned by the developers:

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2020/10/30/clayton-frank-kemker-cooper-central-development.html

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Development board approves $23M PILOT for Central Yards

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2021/01/13/ccrfc-approves-central-yards-pilot.html

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After questioning the developers' experience level, the Downtown Memphis Commission's Center City Revenue Finance Corp. (CCRFC) board approved a 20-year, $23 million tax break for Central Yards on Jan. 12.

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Hey guys, thought I would drop in and post from Nashville Next Now what was posted about this project. Robert Looper the owner of this site normally has more renderings than the average person.

http://nashvillenownext.com/2021/02/11/now-was-next-a-look-at-whats-nowanext-at-central-yards-in-memphis/

Glad to see this forum is up and running!

 

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On 2/12/2021 at 10:11 PM, smeagolsfree said:

Hey guys, thought I would drop in and post from Nashville Next Now what was posted about this project. Robert Looper the owner of this site normally has more renderings than the average person.

http://nashvillenownext.com/2021/02/11/now-was-next-a-look-at-whats-nowanext-at-central-yards-in-memphis/

Glad to see this forum is up and running!

 

Looks like the link has changed: https://nashvillenownext.com/2021/02/13/now-was-next-a-look-at-whats-nowanext-at-central-yards-in-memphis/

I'm really excited about this project. Judging by the renderings, it seems they've done a good job blending the new construction into the existing and storied character of Cooper-Young.

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From the Daily Memphian:

Central Yards submits new construction application - Memphis Local, Sports, Business & Food News | Daily Memphian

The four buildings would include

  • Building A: a five-story precast concrete parking garage, joined by a four-story office structure with a rooftop pool amenity. Building A would be bounded by York Avenue on the north, Tanglewood Street on the west and a new access drive on the south and east. 
  • Building B: a six-floor mixed-use building with commercial bays on the ground floor and apartments above. Building B would be bounded Central Avenue and an elevated railroad line to the north, a new private drive on the east and York Avenue to the south. This would be the development’s largest building, including over 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. Brick and glass would be the primary building materials. 
  • Building C: a five-floor mixed-use building with commercial bays on the ground floor and apartments above. Building C would be bounded by Central Avenue to the north, a new private street to the west and a new one-way access road to the south. Brick and glass would be the primary exterior materials, with a small portion of metal siding used as accent material. 
  • Building D: a five-floor mixed-use building with commercial bays on the ground floor, apartments above, and an additional commercial space intended to be a bar at the fifth floor. Building B would be bounded by Cooper Street to the east, York Avenue to the south, a new private street to the west and a one-way access road to the north. Brick and glass would be the primary exterior materials on every side of the building, paired with metal panels used on the upper floors and as vertical elements that would break up the facade. 

<strong>Central Yards view looking west on York Avenue.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

<strong>The intersection of a private drive and York Avenue.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

<strong>Central Yards view looking east on York Avenue.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

<strong>Central Yards view looking south on Central Avenue.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

<strong>A Central Yards concept map.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

<strong>An aerial Central Yards view.</strong> (Credit: Fleming Architects)

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3 hours ago, GoodOmens said:

Going to the design review board next week. Seems some significant changes to building layout and garages. Seems they combined some buildings and eliminated a garage. Feels more sterile now...

 

https://downtownmemphis.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Central-Yards-DRB-Application-21-4-2021.10.27.pdf

I'm sure a bunch of projects all over had to make changes due to construction cost increases

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Just now, MDC26 said:

I'm sure a bunch of projects all over had to make changes due to construction cost increases

That makes sense. However I'm not as excited about this now. I mean it's better then vacant land but the combining of buildings seems to make it blend less in with the neighborhood.  I liked how they were originally trying to blend the garages in with part of the apartments, which the new design eliminates. Makes it seem a lot more suburban now.

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I don't like what's being done with the parking garage building, but at least it's not on a main street.. otherwise, I don't dislike it.  Still a massive development bringing lots of residents and retail on a huge chunk of land that desperately needs an overhaul.

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