“More Mid-South jurisdictions are committing to go green. DeSoto County, Arlington and Millington are the latest areas to embrace the Greenprint 2015/2040, a 25-year plan that would add 500 miles of off-street trails and 200 miles of on-street bike lanes across the region. If the plan is fully adopted and carried through, the trails will connect residents to 95 percent of the “large park acreage” in the area. A $2.6 million HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant given to the Shelby County government by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provided funding. With this latest round of adoptions, municipalities across Tennessee, Arkansas … Continue reading MBJ: DeSoto County, Arlington and Millington are the latest areas to embrace the Greenprint 2015/2040.
“A new manufacturer is coming to West Memphis. Sediver, which makes insulation products for power lines, is building a manufacturing facility and testing laboratory in West Memphis. The company is investing $10 million in the project, which will create 70 jobs in the area. The manufacturing operation is the result of an agreement between Plains & Eastern Clean Line and Sediver. Plains & Eastern Clean Line is preparing to build a 700-mile direct current transmission line from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Southeastern region of the country. Sediver will provide glass insulators for the line, which will be made in … Continue reading MBJ: Sediver building manufacturing facility in West Memphis to accommodate Plains & Eastern Clean Line
“The Land Use Control Board has given the green light to a vision 40 years in the making by Gene Carlisle, the late founder and chairman of Carlisle Corp., which will forever change the Memphis skyline. During the public hearing portion of the Land Use Control Board meeting Thursday, 20 people turned in comment cards to be given an opportunity to speak on behalf of One Beale, with only two in support. Chairman Jon McCreery said the project is a monumental case as it relates to Memphis and the city’s skyline. Chase Carlisle, vice president and director of real estate development, said One … Continue reading MBJ: Land Use Control board approves One Beale
“Memphis is renowned for its blues and barbecue, and now for its bike-friendliness. The League of American Bicyclists named 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S., and the Bluff City was one of them. Interested communities must apply for the award. If selected, the honor is valid for four years, then cities must reapply. The BFC designation is aimed at helping to spur improved health, safety, quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks. ….” The League of American Bicyclists named 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S. and Memphis was one of them. – … Continue reading MBJ: The League of American Bicyclists named 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S. and Memphis was one of them.
“True Temper is taking an extremely high tech approach to product development with its new Test Center. The facility, which is opening today at Ridgeway Country Club, includes the latest variation of the company’s “swing robot” and a new motion capture system that captures every detail and nuance of a golf swing. … True Temper, which was founded in 1902, developed the first swing robot, which was nicknamed Iron Byron (after Byron Nelson) in the 1960s. The latest version is five years old, but was recently overhauled. It can simulate every part of a swing from wrist and arm position to grip. … Continue reading MBJ: True Temper opens new testing center at Ridgeway Country Club
“Now that you know the Greenline, here comes the Greenway. After almost a year of behind-the-scenes planning, coordination and fundraising, the Wolf River Conservancy is about to go public with plans to add another 18 miles to the existing 2.6 miles of the Wolf River Greenway in Shelby County. The $40 million project, which anticipates $7 million in city of Memphis funding over five years, already has raised $23 million in private funds. And the conservancy is tentatively planning a groundbreaking for the late fall at a potential trailhead or access point. The effort, now in an aggressive design phase, … Continue reading MDN: Wolf River Greenway Planning Pushes Route Further North
“Plans for a 108-room extended stay hotel on Front Street at the northeast corner of Jackson Avenue have been submitted to local planning officials for approval. The special use permit application by Front Street Group LLC would be directly across Front Street from the eastern side of the Pyramid on what is now a surface parking lot and would include a 160-space parking structure on the rear of the property next to an existing alley. The four-story structure of 72,000 square feet would be mostly retail on the ground floor with some extended stay rooms at that level as well. ….” New … Continue reading MDN: New Front Street Hotel Proposed By Pyramid
“A University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Anna Bukiya, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has received the five-year grant, which will fund her study on how cholesterol and alcohol interact to modulate blood vessel function in the brain, entitled “Cholesterol Control of Alcohol-Induced Cerebral Artery Constriction.” The award comes from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol consumption represents a risk factor for alterations in the blood flow in the brain. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found … Continue reading MBJ: University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor Anna Bukiya receives National Institutes of Health grant