Once the site of Memphis Mobile City, a community of mobile homes destroyed by flood waters in 2011, 3894 N. Thomas St., will now be 1401 Memphis Blues Ave and house a new community of manufactured rental-only mobile homes, renamed Memphis Blues.
UMH Properties held the community's phase one grand opening Saturday, welcoming prospective tenants to tour the site's homes and amenities, like the playground and clubhouse.
Following the devastating flood of 2011, before the community could be rebuild, City officials required that the homes be constructed to follow flood zone regulations and be redeveloped above the flood plain.
The floors in the finished homes of Memphis Blues now sit at least two feet over the flood elevation, as
during construction UMH used fill, or dirt, to raise the streets and lots above the 100-year flood elevation.
After phase one of three, Memphis Blues has 25 installed homes with about 160 more planned.
Tenants, who have already began to move in, can rent the manufactured homes for under $800.