HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field The city of Memphis’ first community rugby field and its first turf rugby field will open up this fall at Gestalt Community Schools’ Power Center Academy in the Hickory Hill area thanks to a $250,000 grant from Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise community engagement initiative. Republic will work in collaboration with the school and Memphis Habitat to complete the field along with additional volunteer and neighborhood revitalization projects. “We started rugby about five years ago through the Memphis Urban Rugby League,” said Yetta Lewis, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

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

MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant

MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will receive a $5.3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The grant will help Memphis International Airport meet design requirements and install energy efficient materials for its Concourse B modernization project. … This grant will fund phase two of the design process and phase one of the construction, mobilization and demolition process. The multiphase, multiyear modernization plan includes passenger-friendly additions such as moving walkways, wider corridors, larger … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant

CA: Elvis, Isaac, B.B. and Otis were card-carrying members of this venerable Memphis institution

CA: Elvis, Isaac, B.B. and Otis were card-carrying members of this venerable Memphis institution Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and B.B. King were card-carrying members. So were vaudeville performers, accompanists to silent movies, rockabilly artists and makers of radio jingles. They’re part of a musical lineage that traces to 1873, when Mississippi River showboat performers and others formed the forerunner of the Memphis Federation of Musicians. It hit the bigtime in the 1960s, riding the popularity of Memphis-style soul music typified by Booker T. and the MGs, the Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett. A new union hall opened … Continue reading CA: Elvis, Isaac, B.B. and Otis were card-carrying members of this venerable Memphis institution

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

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant What does the future of livestock feed look like? A new, 37-acre production facility planned for Presidents Island. Cargill and Calysta Inc. unveiled renderings of the project Wednesday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking event for the new plant. Along with the renderings, the companies also revealed a new name for their joint venture — NouriTech. … Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 will be … Continue reading MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility

MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility NouriTech, a joint venture between Cargill and Calysta, broke ground on its new 37-acre Presidents Island gas fermentation facility, which will be the world’s largest upon completion. At the facility, NouriTech will produce FeedKind, a sustainable commercial source of protein to be used for fish, livestock and pets. “Fermentation technology has been used for years, but what’s going to happen here is truly groundbreaking technology,” Calysta president and CEO Alan Shaw said. “And that is a huge achievement for Memphis.” Once the plant is up and running, NouriTech expects to initially … Continue reading MDN: Cargill, Calysta Break Ground on Presidents Island Facility