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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Kroger Reaches Out to Midtown Memphis to Plan Store
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Memphis to Make Future City Buildings Friendlier to Bicyclists, Pedestrians
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, November 26, 2012
Bike Lane Boost
Memphis Daily News by Sarah Baker

Sunday, November 11, 2012
MEMFIX Decends on Cleveland Street, Showcases Revitalization Efforts
Commercial Appeal by Sara Patterson

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Memphis Redesigned: MEMFIX Swarms to Crosstown
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Memphis Redesigned: MEMFIX Swarms to Crosstown
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
MEMFIX to showcase Crosstown
Commercial Appeal

Friday, October 5, 2012
New Owner Plans to Restore Key Building in Broad Avenue District
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Thursday, August 30, 2012
New Orpheum Building will be Designed to Impress
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Zoning Changes in Greater Memphis Clear Hurdle of Public Meeting
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, June 4, 2012
Move to Change Memphis Development Rules Sparks Sharp Criticism
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Planning Expert Seeks to Help Memphis Get Growth Priorities in Check
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Friday, November 11, 2011
Plan for Overton Square Sails Through Memphis Zoning Board with Unanimous Approval
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Friday, September 16, 2011
Good Old Brand-New
Memphis Daily News by Dan Conoway

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We’re OK
Memphis Daily News by Bill Dries

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Coffee Break: French Fort Neighborhood Will Be Urban Design Lab
Commercial Appeal

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Facelift
Memphis Flyer by Bianca Phillips

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Windows Open to possibilities in Old Broad Avenue Commercial District
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Approaches for New Dollar Stores Show What Zoning, Planning Can Accomplish
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Loeb Properties Wants to Implement Broad Avenue Plan
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Loeb Properties to Outline Plans for Overton Square in Midtown Memphis
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Editorial: Broad Avenue Struts its Stuff
Commercial Appeal

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Broad Smiles: Organizers Revel in Success of Bikable, Walkable Demonstration Event
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Broad Avenue Transforms for Memphis Urban Experiment
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, November 8, 2010
Broad Avenue Facelift Puts Possibilities into Reality
Commercial Appeal by Anthony Siracusa

Sunday, October 24, 2010
Businesses on Broad Avenue Plan a Little Experiment in Grassroots Urban Planning
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Reading the Public Realm
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Friday, August 27, 2010
Midtown, University of Memphis Overlay Districts Help Distinguish Neighborhoods
Memphis Business Journal by Ashley M Wislock

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Preservationists Strike Up Battle Hymn
Memphis Daily News by Bill Dries

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
CVS Fight Heats Up as Plan Goes to Memphis City Council on Tuesday
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Saturday, August 21, 2010
Council Weighs Midtown CVS
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Thursday, August 12, 2010
CVS Wins Land Use Control Board Approval for Highland Store
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby

Thursday, July 8, 2010
No Prescription for CVS
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Memphis Land Use Control Board Votes Against CVS’ Midtown Plan
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Land Use Control Board Rejects CVS Plan by a Vote of 6-1
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Pickard Outlines Plans for Midtown Design & Overlay
Memphis Daily News by Bill Dries

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Midtown Zoning Plan Draws Public Interest
Memphis Daily News by Bill Dries

Friday, June 25, 2010
Coffee Break: 200 Meet on Midtown Plan
Commercial Appeal

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Zone Offence
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Wedneday June 23, 2010
Midtown Development Plan
WREG by Shaun Chaiyabhat

Friday, June 18, 2010
In the Zone?
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Friday, June 18, 2010
Plans for Midtown Memphis
WMCTV by Anna Marie Hartman

Friday, June 18, 2010
Group Looks to Set Design Standards for Midtown
WMCTV by Anna Marie Hartman

Friday, June 18, 2010
Memphis Civic Officials Present Development Plan to Midtown Residents
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby

Friday, June 18, 2010
Residents of Midtown Memphis Show Up in Force to Back New Planning District
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Public Hearings on Midtown Memphis Plan
ABC24 by Allison Sossaman

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Coffee Break: Midtown Plan Draft Subject of Meetings
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Friday, May 14, 2010
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Gets Expert Advice on Revitalizing Overton Square
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Often Choosing Demolition Over Preservation, Memphis Struggles to Maintain Sense of Place
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Sunday, March 28, 2010
No Leads for Overton Square
ABC24 by April Norris

Thursday, March 25, 2010
For Sale Sign on Empty Anderton’s Lot Rekindles Preservation Debate
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Coffee Break: Learn Elements of Good Urban Design in Just 8 Weeks
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Urban Design 101
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Fuss Scares Off Overton Square Grocery
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
City Council to Discuss Midtown Overlay at Next Meeting
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Zoning Could Save Charm of Midtown
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, January 11, 2010
Special Midtown Zoning District Ahead
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, January 11, 2010
Overton Square Redevelopment Plans Delayed Indefinitely
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Overton Square Plans Go Formal
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Monday, January 4, 2010
Overton Square Plans Submitted
ABC24 by Allison Sossaman

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Coffee Break: Design Firm Sets Meetings on Overton Square Plans
Commercial Appeal

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Square Looks
Memphis Flyer by Mary Cashiola

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Overton Square Still a Flash Point
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Overton Square Owners Delay Demolition Request by 60 Days
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Editorial: Overton Square Needs a Compromise
Commercial Appeal Editorial

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Oklahoma Developers Plan Overton Square Overhaul
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Overton Square’s Revamp Tweaked by Developers
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Midtown Theater’s Design Brings Structure Smack up to the Sidewalks
Commercial Appeal by Tom Bailey

Friday, September 25, 2009
Concerns Over Future of Overton Square
ABC24 by Allison Sossaman

Sunday, September 20, 2009
Mixed Reviews Greet Overton Square Plan
Commercial Appeal, by Tom Bailey

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Memphis Takes First Step in Retrofitting Shopping Areas
Commercial Appeal, by Tom Bailey

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
City School
Memphis Flyer, by Mary Cashiola

Monday, July 27, 2009
Square Talk
Memphis Flyer, by Mary Cashiola

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Overton Square future draws ideas, concerns
Commercial Appeal, by Lindsay Melvin

Friday, July 24, 2009
Groups look for input on Overton Square
Action News 5, by Lori Brown

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Memphis Regional Design Center aims to prove that urban density can mean quality
Commercial Appeal, by Wayne Risher

Friday, July 10, 2009
Overton Square Charrette
Memphis Flyer, by Mary Cashiola

Sunday, March 22, 2009
Survey gives S. Memphis neighbors a voice in future revitalization efforts
Commercial Appeal, by Linda Moore

Thursday, May 1, 2008
Design Shop
Memphis Flyer, by Mary Cashiola

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Regional Design Center’s Creation Intensifies
Memphis Daily News, by Andy Meek

Sunday, February 4, 2007
A Makeover for Memphis Ugly
Commercial Appeal, by Chris Peck

Friday, August 4, 2006
With $10K grant in hand, local architects at work to launch Regional Design Center
Memphis Business Journal, by C. Richard Cotton

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Seeing it Through
Memphis Flyer, by Mary Cashiola


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