MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages

MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages Earlier this week, Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler presided over the groundbreaking of a $22 million expansion at the Bartlett campus that will result in a 148,000-square-foot center designed to enhance the treatment of the community’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth. “These are the best days,” he said. Yet such venues often don’t have the best names. Frequently, they are given long, cumbersome names that subliminally shout of regulations, formalities and institutionalism. But not this time. “Bill’s Place” is named for and dedicated to William “Bill” and Marjorie Lawler – Patrick’s … Continue reading MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages

CA: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values

CA: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values Great things can happen when people see their Americanness through the same lens. And right now, for Millington and the National Urban Professional Baseball League, professional baseball is providing that lens. Millington is known as Flag City, and its USA Stadium is the perfect place for America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Between 1986 and 1996, the stadium hosted more than 300 baseball players who made it to the major leagues. Thousands of foreign players, as well as college, high school and Olympians, have played there. Then Mike Mayden, a veteran baseball coach … Continue reading CA: Millington baseball team mixes small town, diversity values

MDN: Germantown Town Center Gets First OK

MDN: Germantown Town Center Gets First OK Even as nearby large mixed-use developments like TraVure and Thornwood rise from the ground, a proposed 32-acre town center-style mixed-use development west of Saddle Creek could be Germantown’s most transformative project in recent memory when it’s all said and done. So it’s no surprise that a large crowd showed up to watch the Atlanta-based developers present their outline plan, which was approved by Germantown Planning Commission late Tuesday evening. Scott Taylor, president and CEO of Carter USA, billed the development as a regional attraction, that when completed would not only keep entertainment dollars … Continue reading MDN: Germantown Town Center Gets First OK

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett Bartlett is one of 50 new cities nationwide that AT&T (NYSE: T) announced it would expand its fiber service to. “I am excited by this announcement, which is yet another example of private industry responding to consumer demand,” John Threadgill, CEO of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “High-speed internet can open new doors for the citizens of Bartlett and positively impact many aspects of life, such as education and job attraction.” In October 2016, the telecommunications giant announced its 1 gigabit service would be available in parts of the … Continue reading MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

MDN: Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan

MDN: Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan Atlanta developers have filed an outline plan with Germantown leaders for a $200 million mixed-use town village development on the 32-acre “Arthur tract” west of the Saddle Creek South retail center. Carter & Associates LLC is seeking to develop the land as an urban center that includes residential and retail. “What we are contemplating is a vibrant, mixed-use town center which will include upscale retail, luxury multifamily apartments as well as office and a hotel,” said Scott Taylor, president and CEO of Carter & Associates. “We want to build on the … Continue reading MDN: Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan

MBJ: Elkington partners with big Atlanta developer on massive Germantown project

MBJ: Elkington partners with big Atlanta developer on massive Germantown project Memphis-based Elkington Real Estate Group is partnering with two out-of-town developers on a massive mixed-use project for Germantown. Carter & Associates LLC, an Atlanta-based developer that has made $1.2 billion in real estate investments since 2005, has filed plans with the city of Germantown for a $200 million mixed-use development on 32 acres west of Saddle Creek. Fletcher Elkington, who will be in charge of the development’s restaurant and entertainment components, told the Memphis Business Journal that the city should be excited about Carter coming to town. … Elkington … Continue reading MBJ: Elkington partners with big Atlanta developer on massive Germantown project

MDN: NASCAR to Return To Memphis Next June

MDN: NASCAR to Return To Memphis Next June NASCAR will resurrect its relationship with Memphis International Raceway in 2017, bringing a sanctioned event back to the track after an eight-year absence from the Mid-South. The NASCAR K&N Series will run at MIR’s 3/4-mile tri-oval short track on June 3. NASCAR and MIR have a history that dates back to September 1998 when the facility hosted its first NASCAR event. The NASCAR Truck Series Memphis 200 drew a sold-out crowd and was broadcast on national television. The K&N Pro Series, which includes the East and the West, is the top step … Continue reading MDN: NASCAR to Return To Memphis Next June

MDN: Wolf River Greenway’s Epping Way Segment Moves Toward May Opening

MDN: Wolf River Greenway’s Epping Way Segment Moves Toward May Opening The only trace of Berry Brooks’ Epping Way clubhouse and recreation area is a pair of wooden gabled stone posts across the curb cut and gravel entrance at the end of a Raleigh cul de sac. The clubhouse and its parking lot just beyond the entrance on a hilltop that is still a verdant green days away from winter is long gone. A slim border, perhaps of a swimming pool, appears intermittently. The nine tennis courts are now a duck pond near the 20-acre lake that remains the centerpiece … Continue reading MDN: Wolf River Greenway’s Epping Way Segment Moves Toward May Opening

CA: Builder pitches Collierville hotel by Carriage Crossing

CA: Builder pitches Collierville hotel by Carriage Crossing Members of the Grant homebuilding family are proposing a new four-story, 110-room hotel by the Carriage Crossing shopping center in Collierville. … The company already owns the Courtyard by Marriott at the shopping center, and it aims to build a second hotel on Collierville Road between Tenn. 385 and the shopping center, Carey Grant said. Guests could walk from the hotel to restaurants and shopping at Carriage Crossing. Carey Grant said the family expected a competitor to build a hotel in the area sooner or later, so they decided to go ahead and build one … Continue reading CA: Builder pitches Collierville hotel by Carriage Crossing