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Proposed Memphis Tower

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Does anyone know anything about this proposed residential tower & parking garage in downtown Memphis? It's by the Renaissance group, & it's called Gayoso Place.

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I have no idea, but it needs to be built. That is a magnificent looking building.

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Yeah, I was in class and didn't feel like doing actual work, so I was surfing the internet. I came across those renderings, which were done in Revit, an architectural design program that I am learning how to use in my drafting class. I've never heard of this project before, but it looks like a nice project.

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It's going to be 24-28 stories, strictly residential, with about 7000 sq/ft of retail space in the bottom floor. I'd suspect the bottom floor will hold a Starbuck's and a national chain restaurant (as mentioned on a local newscast). It will be a nice addition to our skyline!

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It's being built Downtown in a district called New Main. It's literally steps from the trolley tracks (which will become light rail tracks in 2 years). Also, it's only a couple of blocks away from Beale Street, the new FedEx Forum, Peabody Place Mall and the river. It's the perfect location downtown.

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It's being built Downtown in a district called New Main. It's literally steps from the trolley tracks (which will become light rail tracks in 2 years). Also, it's only a couple of blocks away from Beale Street, the new FedEx Forum, Peabody Place Mall and the river. It's the perfect location downtown.

That is a wonderful looking building. Definatly a class a prodject for Memphis. Hopefully this will kickoff a lot of other things for our city.

Lightrail on main street in 2 years....

What other city the size of Memphis has a light rail running down the middle of a downtown street?

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That is a wonderful looking building.  Definatly a class a prodject for Memphis.  Hopefully this will kickoff a lot of other things for our city.

Lightrail on main street in 2 years....

What other city the size of Memphis has a light rail running down the middle of a downtown street?

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Are there any updates on this Memphis Light Rail?

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Are there any updates on this Memphis Light Rail?

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A downtown-airport link is to be built first. Two alternative route schemes are being debated. Of course, problem no. 1 is money, and with federal cutbacks who knows. But the Memphis LRT is a serious proposal, and the first two miles of the airport link were completed about a year ago--still using streetcars though, but LRT-ready--even though the line basically ends in the middle of nowhere at present.

From http://www.matatransit.com/pr_regrail.html

"Early in 2001, the Southeast Corridor with a connection to the Airport was adopted as the top priority for preparation of detailed studies and environmental analysis. The Downtown-Airport segment was chosen as the first phase of analysis for the Southeast Corridor.

The list of alignments has been narrowed to two main alternatives:

Both alternatives would have a portion of the route operating in the street and a portion operating in exclusive right-of-way. In general, the Airways Blvd. and Plough Blvd. segments would likely have exclusive rights-of-way and the other segments would operate in-street. Multiple alignment options are being considered for the Cooper-Young area (Alternative 1) and Downtown/Medical Center area (Alternative 2).

A detailed study of the alternatives has been drafted. At the present time the study is undergoing review by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Upon authorization by FTA, it will be released to the public for review and comment."

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