Foote Homes’ first phase nears completion

South City development comes amid affordable-housing debate

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 07, 2019 9:05 AM CT | Published: August 07, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Eduardo Ardo warms up with push-ups before starting the day constructing guard rails at the Foote Park at South City development. Memphis City Council members and staff toured progress at the project on Tuesday, Aug. 6.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>The&nbsp;</strong><span><strong>114-unit first phase of the mixed-income community is built on what was once the Foote Homes public housing development.</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Eduardo Ardo warms up with push-ups before starting the day constructing guard rails at the Foote Park at South City development. Memphis City Council members and staff toured progress at the project on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The 114-unit first phase of the mixed-income community is built on what was once the Foote Homes public housing development. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Three council members took a look around the new Foote Park at South City Tuesday with plenty of questions and discussion around the larger issue of how to keep the city's development boom from displacing Memphians.

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