Monday, January 11, 2010

Overton Square Proposal Postponed; Meeting Still On

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Though a proposed development for Overton Square has been postponed indefinitely, a meeting this week to talk about the site is still on.

Sort of.

The Memphis Regional Design Center, along with Memphis Heritage and the Memphis Shelby County division of Planning and Development, had scheduled a meeting Saturday, January 16th, to talk with developers and the local stakeholders about the proposed plan for the square.

The developers wanted to build a high-end grocery store on the site, but have decided to delay the project.

Chooch Pickard, head of the regional design center, says Saturday's meeting will still happen, but the focus will probably be larger than the original site.

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Recently, the design center and the Midtown Development Corporation have been discussing doing an overall Midtown development plan similar to the Medical Center District. Pickard says he doesn't know exactly what will be talked about at the meeting — the office of planning and development is currently compiling an agenda — but it will have something to do with a Midtown plan.

The meeting is Saturday, Jan. 16, at MCA's Callicott Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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