Riverfront Decision Great News – Cars “out;” People “in”

The University of Memphis, Riverfront Development Corporation, and Hyde Foundation will rip-out the old post office parking lot and landscape the riverside of the soon-to-be downtown law school as a park and plaza. The plan is also to improve Confederate Park and connect the two spaces with a pedestrian bridge over Court Ave. It’s an important step in reconnecting Memphis with the river and the local trails and greenways movement to connect neighborhoods and cultural institutions county-wide.

Friends for Our Riverfront is a big supporter of the project. It’s something we’ve been advocating for a long time.

"The area on the river side of the Post Office/Law School has the position and prominence to become a great public balcony. With landscaping and publicly accessible food concessions, it could be a great asset for the city and for the law school."
-- Project for Public Spaces report on the Memphis Riverfront, p. 19.

Click here to see the full Project for Public Spaces report.
Click here for more ideas about revitalizing the public spaces on the bluff.