On March 24, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee, the City (by and through its Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD)) announced the availability of a redevelopment opportunity on 19 acres of cleared and graded, city-owned land.
This is a unique site, unlike anything else available in this part of Memphis, with an almost pastoral setting, providing an opportunity for a mixed-use, live-work-play development.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) is intended to provide an opportunity for interested developers to demonstrate their similar experience, capacity, and interest to create a residential, commercial or mixed-use development on the site that is consistent with the City’s vision. The development should create a unique place where people can live, gather, shop, eat, and recreate, building on the amenities of the adjacent Raleigh Springs Civic Center.
The Raleigh Springs Civic Center is a $42 million redevelopment that has transformed what was a blighted, aging, and largely vacant enclosed shopping mall into a state-of-the-art community resource serving hundreds of thousands of city employees and visitors annually.
Direct public investment includes:
- New office for Memphis Police Department’s Traffic Division and local precinct;
- New branch library;
- New 11-acre lake with fountains for aesthetic and storm water detention purposes;
- New championship-grade skatepark with full lighting;
- New 1-mile walking trail around lake with full lighting and complimentary City Wi-Fi; and
- Construction of City motor vehicle fleet repair shop (upcoming).
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022.
Photo of skate park at Raleigh Springs Civic Center courtesy of the City of Memphis/Jeffrey Jacobs.