New South City homes begin rising on site of Foote Homes

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 25, 2018 7:09 AM CT | Published: September 24, 2018 4:21 PM CT
<strong>Officials including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis (from left), City of Memphis COO Doug McGowen and THDA executive director Ralph Perrey were on hand Monday, Sept. 24, as local leaders formally kicked off construction of the first two phases of the South City mixed-income, mixed-use development.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>A total of 420 units of public housing at Foote Homes is to be replaced with 600 units, including a 100-unit senior citizens building.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Officials including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis (from left), City of Memphis COO Doug McGowen and THDA executive director Ralph Perrey were on hand Monday, Sept. 24, as local leaders formally kicked off construction of the first two phases of the South City mixed-income, mixed-use development. A total of 420 units of public housing at Foote Homes is to be replaced with 600 units, including a 100-unit senior citizens building. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The last of the brick two-story apartment buildings that were the Foote Homes public housing development are down to a few slabs of concrete overgrown by grass and bushes. And new wooden frames are starting to rise near the corner of Lauderdale Street and Vance Avenue.

Topics

Foote Homes South City

Bill Dries on demand

Never miss an article. Sign up to receive Bill Dries' stories as they’re published.

Enter your e-mail address

Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


Comments

Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here