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

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides Want to explore Memphis by bike? Looking for a group to ride with, or a way to ease into street riding (since Memphis is getting more bike-friendly by the day)? You’ll want to connect with Freewheel bike group for their Spring Slow Rides, which kicks off on April 19. … If you want to reserve a bike to borrow, follow the link on each Freewheel Facebook event. You can find all of those here. All the rides start at 6 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Meet up in the old Kudzu’s … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018

WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018 By next year, the FedExFamilyHouse is expected to triple in size in the next few years. A FedExFamilyHouse spokesperson said they usually have a wait list to accept kids, and doctors say the expansion is needed. Wednesday marked the expansion’s groundbreaking. Once finished, it will connect a four-story addition to the current facility. The home away from home for Le Bonheur families will feature 21 new suits plus 30 hotel-style rooms for shorter stays. … The Family House is a part of FedEx Cares, the company’s initiative to donate $200 million to 200 … Continue reading WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018

MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District Despite frigid temperatures, a crowd of people gathered Thursday evening on a small, green triangle of land in the medical district to witness the unveiling of the area’s newest public space, the Edge Triangle. The land the Edge Triangle sits on is created by the confluence of Monroe Avenue Extended and Madison Avenue, and has largely been overlooked for years. But thanks to a partnership between the University of Memphis Design Collaborative, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, Memphis City Beautiful, Memphis College of Art and the Edge District Neighborhood … Continue reading MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MDN: Medical District Using Tactical Urbanism to Increase Walkability

MDN: Medical District Using Tactical Urbanism to Increase Walkability Redevelopment in dense city centers provides a unique set of problems for urban planners. Decades and sometimes centuries of overlapping growth make utilizing every possible square foot of land a necessity. With an increased focus on core development spreading across the country, many urban centers are forced to find unique and often site-specific solutions to enhance infrastructure in these areas. “Tactical urbanism,” which refers to a short-term, trial-and-error approach to enhancing accessibility and livability – often on a limited budget – is an approach many community planners are increasingly turning to. … Continue reading MDN: Medical District Using Tactical Urbanism to Increase Walkability

FedEx Family House: Expansion Information

FedEx Family House: Expansion Information We made a promise when FedExFamilyHouse opened in 2010, that it would be a place of hope and healing for out-of-town families of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital patients. Since then more than 103,000 family members have called FedExFamilyHouse home while their child is treated at Le Bonheur. As Le Bonheur’s programs have grown, so has the demand for housing – and we need your help to fulfill our promise. FedExFamilyHouse is often at 100 percent capacity. No family should have to worry about housing when their child is critically ill. For every family who gets … Continue reading FedEx Family House: Expansion Information

MDN: Medical District Collaborative Offers Financial Carrot for Residents

MDN: Medical District Collaborative Offers Financial Carrot for Residents Employees of five major medical and academic institutions of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) now have a financial incentive to live in the Medical District thanks to a new Live Local 901 initiative. The new program is expected to boost the residential occupancy and economic vitality of the Memphis Medical District. Employees at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, ALSAC, Southern College of Optometry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health can apply for a one-time cash incentive to make their primary residence in the area. Up to $2,000 … Continue reading MDN: Medical District Collaborative Offers Financial Carrot for Residents

HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District

HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District EPIcenter is working to connect local businesses to the purchasing power of the Memphis Medical District anchor institutions through a new competition, “Opportunity Operation Challenge.” The nine anchor institutions within the Memphis Medical District (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Regional One Health, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Southern College of Optometry and Memphis Bioworks Foundation) annually procure more than $1.2B in goods and services. Their purchasing power bolsters numerous industries throughout the Memphis region and can range from … Continue reading HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District

CA: Methodist aims for ‘destination’ status with upgrades

CA: Methodist aims for ‘destination’ status with upgrades The $280 million project to modernize the Methodist University Hospital campus is meant to upgrade care for more than Memphis-area patients, officials said. The combination of new facilities and high-powered talent attracted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will make a “destination program,” said Michael Ugwueke, president and chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. … Methodist University is the flagship campus for the six-hospital system and the primary teaching hospital for the university’s College of Medicine faculty and students. The nationally recognized Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute gets new … Continue reading CA: Methodist aims for ‘destination’ status with upgrades

MDN: Methodist University Hospital Breaks Ground on $280 Million Expansion

MDN: Methodist University Hospital Breaks Ground on $280 Million Expansion With a row of hardhats and shovels arranged neatly in front of him, Dr. David Stern reflected Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the significance of the $280 million construction project underway nearby on the campus of Methodist University Hospital. “It’s too simplistic to say build it, and they will come,” said Stern, executive dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, about Methodist’s master campus plan for its flagship hospital. “But I can tell you that without a world-class facility, you can’t make it a place that … Continue reading MDN: Methodist University Hospital Breaks Ground on $280 Million Expansion