MBJ: Children’s Museum prepares for Grand Carousel
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is planning an expansion to house a piece of Memphis history, but it will need approval from a city board before breaking ground.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis and its representatives are scheduled to go before the Memphis & Shelby County Board of Adjustment this week to request a variance for an addition off of Central Avenue.
Since its inception in 1988, the Children’s Museum has undergone several expansions to accommodate growing demand for exhibit space.
The property is currently zoned residential by way of the Unified Development Code, so a variance request is needed for construction.
Michael describes the addition as a complimentary piece to the current glass enclosure at the northwest corner of the site that will offer views of the Grand Carousel from Central Avenue.
While the carousel’s hours of operation will typically match those of the museum, the new addition will also be available to be rented for after-hours events such as anniversary parties, wedding receptions, corporate retreats and other events.