MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation ServiceMaster wanted to open an innovation center partly for “self-serving” reasons, the company’s chief information officer said during a panel discussion Thursday, June 15, that marked the inaugural event in ServiceMaster’s new innovation space the “Ground Floor.” The company, CIO Jamie Smith said, had actually looked at launching such a space even before the company knew it would be bringing its corporate headquarters Downtown. Ground Floor will serve as a startup accelerator, co-working space and small events center. “We know we need to innovate, as ServiceMaster, to really stay relevant – we don’t … Continue reading MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters from East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people, to Downtown’s One Commerce Square. … The firm, he added, is in the late stages of negotiating a lease for at least 12 years at One Commerce, where the firm is looking at occupying the 16th and 18th floors. Wunderlich, which was founded in 1996, has been headquartered at 6000 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis for more than a decade, and about 100 employees appear set to make the move Downtown in time to start … Continue reading MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district “It did not accurately reflect what we wanted to do based on the feedback we got from the developer community during our survey process of putting the original RFP out.” …. MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district Continue reading MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes Memphis’ first bike share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon Last year an anonymous donor gave $12 million to the city to upgrade the lights on the Harahan Bridge and the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. While the Harahan has been lit for some time, the “new bridge,” or the “M bridge” may get its turn soon. An application was submitted this week to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board for the project. Details are below but feast thine eyes on what engineers at Phillips have planned. If you want more details, here’s the project summary submitted to the DRB this week: “Project … Continue reading Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront RiverPlay will have a variety of features including playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and an area for Memphis’s best food trucks. At this new downtown hotspot in Memphis you will be able to rent roller skates, check out basketballs, ping pong paddles, chess pieces and other games for kids and adults. There will also be different programs you can participate in like yoga, fitness boot camps, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, theatre, live music and more. RiverPlay is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to get out and be active or for … Continue reading Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront

CA: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience

CA: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience The historic Central Station building will soon become a hotel like none other, says the grandson of the man who revolutionized the hotel industry 65 years ago. Interior demolition is to start within two months and construction be finished by summer 2018 on Central Station Hotel in Downtown’s South Main District. The hotel will have a lobby, bar, ballroom, guest rooms, restaurant and retail, all stamped with the rich character of a 103-year-old train station. But the redevelopment will feature a still-secret sauce – something “experiential” – being cooked up by McLean Wilson and … Continue reading CA: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience

MBJ: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project

MBJ: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project … Investment in public transit typically has a return on investment of 4 to 1, said interim MATA CEO Gary Rosenfeld. For every $1 a city invests in public transit, it gets $4 back in economic development, according to the American Public Transportation Association. Since Denver voters approved a multibillion-dollar transit expansion plan in 2004, Colorado’s Regional Transportation District, which provides public bus and rail transportation to Denver, Boulder and surrounding cities, has seen a tremendous amount of economic development revolving around public transit, Rosenfeld said. … MATA owns the … Continue reading MBJ: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project

MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June

MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June The area between FedExForum and the Mississippi River is getting a network of protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas next month as part of a year-long pilot project. The Great Streets Pilot Project has a one-year trial period for the commissioned art, painted crosswalks, barriers and planters as well as the lane changes. City Bikeway and Pedestrian Manager Nicholas Oyler says the goal is a “vibrant pedestrian and bicycle corridor through the heart of Downtown, west-east, really connecting the riverfront to Midtown as best we can.” The Midtown connection is a set … Continue reading MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June