Shelby County Gets $2.6M for "greenprint" planning!

The only location in TN and 1 of only 29 areas in the U.S., Shelby County will receive a $2.6M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a Mid-South Greenprint and Sustainability Plan. A lot of the credit for the award coming to the Memphis region goes to Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainabiliy and its new administrator, Paul Young.

The plan will address the critical need for long-term comprehensive land use planning in the region and demonstrate a citizen-based process. FfOR looks forward to being involved, and as planning gets going we'll keep you in-the-loop about meetings and chances to participate and share your ideas.

To: Memphis

From: National Park Service
a present to our future from our past.

It's been a City goal since 1995, and on Dec. 12 Mayor Wharton received the good news: the National Park Service has recognized the national significance of the Memphis Cobblestone Landing, elevating it from local to national significance and opening the door for the Landing to become a National Historic Landmark like Beale Street, Chucalissa, Graceland, and Sun Studio.

Raising the historic and current Landing's status was unanimously recommended to the Park Service by the Memphis Landmarks Commission and the TN Historical Commission with the support of the Shelby County delegation and Rep. Steve Cohen. The nomination was prepared by architectural historian Judith Johnson under a grant from the Crawford Howard Foundation to Friends for Our Riverfront.


Our Riverfront in the Snow

With thanks to Outdoors, Inc.