What's Going On?
WHAT TO KNOW
Neither the City nor Brooks owns this property. Memphians have an easement to use the property as a Public Promenade and the City is the Trustee. This means that the City can use this land only for the specific purpose of a riverfront greenway.
As Trustee, the City has a duty to protect this land. The Brooks museum building plan covers an entire block, leaves no space for a greenway, and violates the easement that provides free access to all Memphians.
FfOR has stood firm in its position that all Memphians have a right to the free and open access to the Promenade, the best land in the city.