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  1. Don Hamric
    Sep 21, 2014 @ 15:06:24

    Thanks to the long-range vision of Lauren Crews and his associates, Memphis could be the beneficiary of a progressive change for the French Fort area of Downtown Memphis. This project proposal is exciting and this kind of forward thinking is just what Memphis needs! I hope that all involved will succeed because success for them equals SUCCESS for all Memphians!!


  2. Alexandra Mobley
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 11:53:59

    As many have noted, French Fort is a hidden gem! I am sure that the majority of downtown workers and downtown residents are not aware of its existence let alone its potential! This redevelopment strategy is comprehensive, thoughtful and more importantly, achievable with the buy-in of the community, the City and the State. Another jewel in the crown of the revitalization of Downtown and Memphis as a whole!


  3. Memphis Reprographics
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 12:35:56

    Memphis Reprographics is so excited for the French Fort Redevelopment Plan! This very historic location has so much potential and we can’t wait to see the finished project!


  4. August
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 12:23:49

    This will be so great for our city. We had a great time last night at the AIA office, learning the history from Lauren Crews! Such a great guy and has a heart for the city of Memphis.


  5. Travis webster
    Sep 09, 2014 @ 20:49:54

    I think it looks amazing and hope it goes through b/c there is nothing currently like it downtown . I work downtown everyday and would love to see all the dilapidated buildings transformed into usable living space.


  6. Cena Borders
    Aug 28, 2014 @ 23:24:23

    Great potential for the French Fort Project. It sounds like a great plan and worth making it happen!


  7. Steve Jones / Fisher Arnold
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 15:30:19

    The concept and plan for the French Fort area is certainly one that we hope and pray comes true. Lauren’s passion and dream are shared by all of us at Fisher Arnold. Transforming that area of Memphis will certainly be a challenge, but a real boost for downtown. We look forward to being a part of the vision!


  8. James Hurlen Bolden
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 14:18:22

    The French Fort Project has the potential to be a bonanza for riverfront development. As a resident, I would certainly lend my full support.
    Note: The trees are blocking the riverview for many of residents along the river, perhaps a variety that doesn’t grow 40 or 50 feet high should be a part of our planning efforts.


  9. Jim Calandruccio
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 21:38:15

    The Hospital renovation is something I have looked forward to seeing happen for years. This architecture of this structure is probably the most attractive structure in the entire downtown area. I have little doubt that once completed that the dwellers will be the envy of many Memphians. Mark Twain would clearly get his name in the hat if he could to secure a spot there.


  10. Dexter Caldwell
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 17:20:11

    I’ve lived in Memphis all of my life & never knew of this area. Where Downtown exactly is it? I’d like to go see it first hand


  11. Gary Shelly
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 08:39:25

    A very ambitious plan but one that’s well worth pursuing. I’ve always viewed the French Fort area as having vast potential.


  12. Kevin Nowlin
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 15:30:01

    Absolutely love the passion and creativity behind this project! Such a beautiful area that deserves support from the entire Memphis community. Keep up the great work!


  13. Michael Huggins
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 18:26:52

    This is a fine undertaking that deserves the support of the entire community. One-hundred years ago, the Fort Pickering area was a thriving community, and there is no reason why French Fort and the adjacent area cannot become, once more, a highly desirable area for residence, working, and recreation. I look forward to future public events associated with this project.


  14. Kathy O. Lofton
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 16:41:28

    I am so elated to hear of this renovation project. I have family who resides in the French Fort area, so I am sure they appreciate this effort.

    This will be an asset and beautiful addition to the Memphis landscape! I can’t wait to see the results.


  15. Ramoen
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 09:46:03

    Looking fwd to this…a tad disappointed that it will take 17 years to complete though. Will you be posting a time line of each component?


  16. Carla Smith
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 19:31:46

    Pretty much a lifetime Memphian, I LOVE the downtown area. My husband and I both live and work out east, but it does my heart good to know some futuristic vision will finally be applied to the planning of an upgraded downtown area. Grocery shopping convenience is a must for most residents as well as the other amenities on your list. It sounds great and I look forward to the updates! Go Memphis!


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