Transit Expert Ron Garrison Speaks Out About Memphis Central Station Redevelopment
(PRWEB) DECEMBER 20, 2017
Downtown Memphis has shown tremendous growth in the past few years, and the $55 million-dollar project that is currently under construction for Central Station is promising even more enhancement to the area.
So far, this Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project will include a new multimodal transit station connecting trolley, bus, paratransit, Uber, Lyft, taxi, bicycles, Amtrak and driverless vehicles. The 17 acre development will also have a new multiscreen Malco Cinema, three new apartment complexes, renovation of the AMTRK offices, renovation of Central Station, a new boutique hotel with a restaurant, redesign of the existing successful Farmers Market, a large pedestrian concourse connecting Main Street and Front Street and a pedestrian gateway from G E Patterson to the Farmers Market.
The project area was originally deemed underused but a challenge to work with, making the plans to enhance the space an exciting announcement for locals and visitors alike. The goal was to create a multi-use space in the heart of downtown Memphis that would be easily accessible with the new Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) updates being proposed as well. Connections between the businesses could create a more solid foundation for the success of the area, offering consumers more access to fresh foods and local business options to choose from.