Memphis Preservation Plan being Updated

There’s an update underway for the 1997 Memphis Preservation Plan. More than 40 volunteers are doing the legwork and taking the plan to neighborhoods for their input.

Part of the Plan is to have a new online database of historic and culturally significant properties. As Nancy Jane Baker, manager of the Memphis Landmarks Commission, said, this is an informational tool to define what places and buildings are important to the community, and we want citizens to tell us about places in their neighborhoods that should be included.

Making Memphis a better and more livable city is the over-arching goal. As Mayor Wharton said, “It is our distinctive assets, the culture and character authentic to Memphis, that are the basis of our competitive advantage.”

Neighborhood Meeting dates, times, locations:
Time for all meetings: 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

* July 15 (Thurs.) Glenview/Mallory, Glenview Com. Cntr., 1141 S. Barksdale
* July 20 (Tues.) North Memphis, Kate Sexton Com. Cntr., 1235 Brown
* July 22 (Thurs.) Cordova, Bert Ferguson Com. Cntr., 8505 Trinity
* July 26 (Thurs.) Park/Mt. Moriah, Marion Hale Com. Cntr., 4791 Willow
* Aug. 2 (Mon.) Poplar/White Station, White Sta. Library, 5094 Poplar
* Aug. 10 (Tues.) Poplar/Highland, St. Luke's U. Meth. Church, 480 S. Highland
* Aug. 17 (Tues.) Airport/Hickory Hill/SE, McFarland Com. Cntr., 4955 Cottonwood
* Aug. 19 (Thurs.) SW/Whitehaven, Whitehaven Library, 4120 Millbranch
* Aug. 26 (Thurs.) Bartlett, Bartlett Library, 6382 Stage
* Sept. 13 (Mon.) Berclair, Randolph Library, 3752 Given
* Sept. 23 (Thurs.) Downtown/Medical, St. Mary's Epis. Cathedral, 700 Poplar
* Sept. 30 (Thurs.) S. Memphis, St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, 867 S. Parkway E.
* Oct. 5 (Tues.) Frayser, Ed Rice Com. Cntr., 2907 N. Watkins
* Oct. 12 (Tues.) Orange Mound, Orange Mound Com. Cntr., 2572 Park
* Oct. 21 (Thurs.) Cooper-Young, C-Y Com. Cntr, 2298 Young
* Oct. 26 (Tues.) Midtown, Mphs. Leadership Fdn., 1548 Poplar

Additional neighborhood meetings are being scheduled. For information or to schedule one in your neighborhood, call Nancy Jane Baker at 576-7170.

Neighborhood meetings are being hosted by Livable Memphis.

To read about the meeting held in Cordova, click HERE.