Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Projects On Deck for Former MCA Property, Cooper-Young

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 2:34 PM

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  • Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board

Two new projects would transform a familiar Midtown corner and connect a now-disconnected Midtown street.

Officials with both projects will seek approval by the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board on Thursday, Jan. 10th.

Poplar Art Lofts
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  • Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board
Memphis College of Art will close in 2020. Earlier this year, school officials began selling its many buildings, apartments, and studios.

Poplar Art Lofts LLC said its partners intend to buy the property at the corner of Poplar and Tucker (just across the street form Overton Park) demolish the buildings there, and build a new, six-story, $18 million apartment building.

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“My clients intend to purchase the property, demolish the existing structures, and construct a six-story, 120-unit residential building with all the modern conveniences and appurtenances desired in today’s market,” reads a letter of intent from Cory Brady, of Integrated Land Solutions.

The letter said the design is for a "podium-style" building, which look much like those like the Madison@McLean project and The Citizen at Union and McLean.

Amenties at the proposed Poplar Art Lofts would include a pool, fitness room, executive business center, and a rooftop terrace.

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  • Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board

Cooper Station
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Elzey Partners is planning to build a planned development on the site of the former Christie Cut Stone facility on Elzey in Cooper-Young.

That development would include 18 detached, single-family homes with minimum lot sizes of 3,200 square feet. Developers said the project would be “very similar” to the one just west, a section of newer homes locals call “New Elzey.” Each lot would have a garage or carport with access from an alleyway behind the homes.

click to enlarge Where Elzey ends on the "New Elzey" side (looking east). - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • Where Elzey ends on the "New Elzey" side (looking east).
click to enlarge Where Elzey ends on the other side (looking west). - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • Where Elzey ends on the other side (looking west).
The Cooper Station project would connect the “New Elzey” section with Elzey. It is now split by a wall and an empty field. Elzey would be extended through and the homes would line a median to be built in the middle of a the newly built section of the street.

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