Council to look at $ for Beale Street Landing

Beale Street Landing(BSL) started out as a $10M idea to do something special at the foot of Beale Street. Since that time it has morphed into a $29.M public project.

Its need, cost, design, and intrusion into Tom Lee Park for land and parking are questioned by many. Project designers and proponents, on the other hand, describe it as "terraced islands descending to the river" and avoid questions about whether its real purpose is to serve as a boat dock for a "water taxi" to Tunica.

Since its inception, BSL has been controversial. Construction is scheduled to begin on landfill for the project this July and funding for other phases is currently being reviewed by the City Council.

Here are some links to information about the project and the continuing debate.
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Beale Street Landing - what, where, why, who,... Do we need it? Can we afford it?

Garage Gate, Part Two? The rationale for building Beale Street Landing is slipping away. By John Branston for The Memphis Flyer

What it will look like and Where it will be - BSL to pave section of Tom Lee Park S. to Vance for parking lot and cover section of Cobblestones

4 Problems with Beale Street Landing

BSL doesn't meet guidelines - Plan raises new questions

An Update on BSL - the details including letters to SHPO and illustrations of earlier plans for "something at the foot of Beale Street"

Beale Street Landing Revisions - Project Gets 106 Approval

A Ferry to Where?

Newspaper articles and documents relating to Beale Street Landing 1997-2008.

Information on Council votes:
What's happening at Beale $treet Landing?

Beale Street Landing cut in committee

Beale $treet Landing back in the budget

Whether we want it or not - Council votes to pay for boat dock

Dec. 18, 2007 City Council passes resolution to allocate $6M for Phase 2 of BSL