City Revisits Plans to Revive Fairgrounds


The planing process for the Mid-South Fairgrounds, a mostly unused 155-acre site, is reopening, the City of Memphis announced Wednesday.

Over the next few months, the City will work to complete a comprehensive plan for the site, which will be submitted to the State in order to apply for partial funding of the redevelopment.

In the past groups like the Urban Land Institute have done research and other planning efforts at the site, which the City plans to build on.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says the goal is to have applications to the City Council and State by the end of the year.

The City's Division of Housing and Community Development, which is carrying out the planning process, will host a series of public meeting to gather input for what the future of the Fairgrounds should be.

The first will be held Thursday, August 10 at the Kroc Center.

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