Planning leaders discuss the rezoning of this auto-centric corridor and new approaches to improving livability along major commercial thoroughfares like Lamar, including Summer and Union…View More Lamar Avenue Rezoning, Neighborhood Revitalization
A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner’s famous line, from his 1951 novel Requiem…View More Union Avenue Anthology. Part I, The Plan of Memphis: 1783-1827
A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street INTRODUCTION Union Avenue. The very name strikes shudders and grumblings among drivers, pedestrians and business owners alike. Today’s…View More Union Avenue Anthology. Introduction: Where have you gone, Union Avenue?
By Mark Fleischer “The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in…View More The Neighborhood Corner Store
Profile #2 in StoryBoard’s look at progress in historic preservation over the last decade HISTORIC PRESERVATION By Charlie Lambert Usually referred to as the Nineteenth…View More Off the Endangered List: The Nineteenth Century Club
Cover photo by Fred Toma. NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD Idlewild’s Expansion Affirms Commitment to Community, Once Again By Margot Payne Midtown, Before Midtown When you think of…View More A Congregation’s Sense of Place
By Dane Forlines with StoryBoard’s Urban Design Review Board If your spell checker is like mine, “walkability” will usually be underscored with a squiggly red…View More What do we mean when we talk about “Walkability?”
The 240 and the parkways. East Parkway, Lamar, Bellevue, Jackson. The 240-Vollintine-Hollywood-Southern. Defining Midtown’s geographic borders can be grounds for arguments that never end. No…View More Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?
Twenty-five years ago, in April of 1993, the Central Gardens Neighborhood gained unanimous approval from the Memphis City Council in becoming the city’s ninth Historic…View More Memphis and Central Gardens During The Preservation Era
Directly north of Central Gardens, Union Avenue has for generations served as its de facto Main Street. Today it is a mix of gas stations,…View More Union Ave – Central Garden’s Misunderstood Main Street