Updates on progress made with the 20 Greenprint Subplanning Projects can be found here!
Phase 2 of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan involved conducting 20 local or topic-specific demonstration projects to advance recommendations and goals of the regional plan. The following 20 projects were conducted by consortium member organizations and represent early targets for implementation of GREENPRINT 2015/2040.
Click on the Project to be directed to a more detailed project description.
|Award Recipient||Project Description||Update|
|Binghampton Development Corporation||Construction documents for the Hampline-Tillman Street Green Lane project||City-funded sections of the Hampline are currently under construction. The Tillman section, along with the other state-funded sections, are awaiting final approval at TDOT. We expect construction to begin this Fall 2015.|
|City of Memphis Engineering||Low Stress Bicycle Network Analysis||City of Memphis Engineers are using the Low Stress Bicycle Network Analysis as a tool to help identify priority locations for bicycle lanes.|
|City of Memphis Housing and Community Development||Memphis Heritage Trail Green Streets Retrofit Initiative||Comprehensive planning is underway. Community Outreach sessions have begun.|
|City of Millington||Millington Greenways Plan||The Millington Greenways Plan was accepted by its Board of Mayor and Aldermen.|
|Community Development Council||Memphis Complete Streets Project Delivery Manual||The Complete Streets Delivery Manual will take effect as an internal city policy on July 1, 2015. The local development code will be amended in summer 2015 to reference and strengthen the capability to enforce those policies and procedures present in the manual.|
|Community LIFT||Frayser Town Center Plan||This development plan will be considered for funding in the City’s next budget cycle.|
|Crosstown Arts||Crosstown Greenline Connector Plan||Construction on the Crosstown Building has begun. All funding is in place for the Connector to move forward.|
|DeSoto County Greenways||Comprehensive green resources plan for DeSoto County, Mississippi||Construction is continuing on the Johnson Creek Greenway and work has begun on the east-west section of the Horn Lake Creek Greenway.|
|Grow Memphis||Food Landscape Plan for Memphis and Shelby County|
|Memphis Bioworks Foundation||Regional Green Fleets Analysis and Plan|
|Overton Park Conservancy||Overton Park Bike/Pedestrian Access Plan||New trails are being installed to connect entrances at Poplar/Cooper with Veterans Plaza.|
|Self Tucker Architects with Knowledge Quest||Green Leaf Learning Farm Urban Farm Expansion Plan||Knowledge Quest recently received 6 donated parcels from the County Landbank Office and purchased 1 for expansion properties.|
|Shelby Farms Park Conservancy||Shelby Farms Park and Greenline Access Plan||The first of these access points chosen now has a Facebook Page for supporters. Check it out, here!|
|The Works, Inc.||South Parkway Restored Landscaped Median Plan|
|Town of Arlington||Arlington Loosahatchie River Greenway Trail Master Plan||The Master Plan was adopted by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.|
|TRUST Marketing||Friendship Park Master Plan||The Memphis Friendship Foundation has a new website, visit it here. The land on the Heartsong side of the road has been surveyed and appraised. Funds are currently being raised to purchase it.|
|University of Memphis with City of WestMemphis||West Memphis Eco-Park and Environs Plan||Big River Strategic Initiative funded a survey of eco-park site. On May 12, 2015, the West Memphis MPO allocated $1M in CMAQ funds for trails in the proposed park, connecting The Harahan Bridge and West Memphis to this unique destination.|
|Vollintine-Evergreen Community Association||V&E Greenline Entrance and Street Crossing Plan||This project is shovel ready; once funding is obtained, construction will begin promptly.|
|Wolf River Conservancy||Wolf River Boat Launch Access Study||Since the completion of the Wolf River Boat Launch Access Study, the National Park Service, under its Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), worked with the Wolf River Conservancy in June and July 2015 to develop site plans for 8 boat launch access points identified in the Study, including 3 in Fayette County and 1 in north Mississippi.|
|YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South||Healthy Convenience Store Initiative Plan||Health Innovations representatives have been holding a conversation over the course of the 2015 with a pilot store about how to successfully apply business practices to begin establishing the store as an outlet for healthy options.|