School’s prestige vs. house values? U of M, neighbors square off

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The University of Memphis wants to build new student apartments in part to become less of a commuter school and gain academic prestige. But neighbors say the proposed apartments are too close to their houses and will hurt property values and their quality of life.


The University of Memphis Red Acres Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland Land Use Control Board apartment development
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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