Distressed, crime-prone motels get new life as affordable housing

By Updated: February 20, 2020 11:11 AM CT | Published: February 19, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Bantam Airways Apartments resident Ricky Boyce (right) talks with building manager Derecia Colbert, who also lives on the property, outside his apartment on Feb. 18, 2020. The former Knights Inn motel near Memphis International Airport was renovated into apartments.&nbsp;<span>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s peace and quiet,&rdquo; Boyce said.</span></strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Bantam Airways Apartments resident Ricky Boyce (right) talks with building manager Derecia Colbert, who also lives on the property, outside his apartment on Feb. 18, 2020. The former Knights Inn motel near Memphis International Airport was renovated into apartments. “It’s peace and quiet,” Boyce said. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

A Florida company has come to Memphis to convert distressed, crime-plagued hotels into small, affordable apartments with 24/7 security.

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apartment development hotels Poverty
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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