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The Vision

A CONNECTED, COMMUNITY GREENWAY 

that would stretch from Big River Crossing to the Wolf River Greenway &

link the core of Downtown to the river.

A sketch of what Memphis's promenade could be

PROTECTING WHAT WE CAN'T REPLACE

Memphis's Bluffs, a green, natural area for Memphians to enjoy, are threatened

"Citizens should always have the best land first."

- Joseph P. Riley, Former Mayor of Charleston, SC

If we're not careful, we will lose Bluff City's Bluff, its authenticity, its natural beauty, and the public's right to enjoy it.

BROOKS MUSEUM'S PLAN BLOCKS A RIVERFRONT GREENWAY

Image showing the large area between Monroe and Union that is threatened by the Brooks' plans

The address: 65 S. Front Street

The proposed museum would cover the entire block from Union to Monroe and Front to Riverside, repeating earlier mistakes of blocking the center of downtown from the river and creating a dead-end to a connected, continuous riverfront greenway that allows access to the high bluff.

 

WHAT WAS THERE

WHAT IS PLANNED

The space at 65 Front Street prior to the Brooks' construction.
The Brooks Museum's plan: a large building taking up the entire block from Monroe to Union and cutting into green space.

Photo Credit: Herzog & de Meuron

Read our lawsuit to protect the Promenade:

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