Guest column: The future of Greenlaw and Uptown should be guided by the community’s plan

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: January 25, 2022 3:06 PM CT | Published: January 25, 2022 3:04 PM CT

“We strongly fear that if current plans are approved as-is, the character of our neighborhood would be injured, and its future put in question.”


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Rychetta Watkins, PhD

Rychetta Watkins, PhD

An experienced educator and leader, Rychetta Watkins, PhD has served in various leadership capacities within Memphis, including her current position as the Director of Partnerships and Grantmaking for Memphis Music Initiative. She is an advocate for increased equity and access in education, the arts, and philanthropy.

Andre Jones

Andre Jones

Andre Jones is the co-owner of Jones Urban Development, a real estate development and general contracting firm focused on residential and small commercial developments in walkable neighborhoods. He has been in the construction industry for 22 years, and in prior years, Andre held corporate IT roles and briefly worked as a securities broker in Atlanta.


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