Thursday, July 1, 2010
Memphis Midtown Zoning Plan
Memphis is in the process of drafting a zoning overlay for the midtown area, making development more dense and permitting mixed use development, according to an article yesterday in the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported here. The idea is to extend these zoning policies from the downtown area into midtown. It follows a trend across the country trying to make development more sustainable, emphasizing pedestrian access, close knit development, and fewer autos. The adoption of the Downtown Code by Metro Nashville several months back is another excellent example.