Sunday, August 17, 2008

Editorial: Time to move on Promenade

If the area isn't properly redeveloped, everyone who cares about the Downtown riverfront will lose

Memphis Commercial Appeal [Link]
Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's time to do something with the Downtown Promenade. Check that. It's time to do something great with the Downtown Promenade.

Prom-e-not? Plans for Downtown Promenade limping

Property's legal status, slow economy present chicken-and-egg quandary

Memphis Commercial Appeal
By Blake Fontenay, Sunday, August 17, 2008

After years of planning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held last month to mark the start of construction of Beale Street Landing, a $27 million-plus boat dock and public gathering space.

The landing is one of the key components of the Riverfront Development Corporation's master plan to draw more people to the Downtown riverfront.

Meanwhile, though, not much has been happening with another major element of the RDC's plan -- the development of a four-block area between Union and Adams avenues that is known as the Promenade.

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