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How an 8-year standoff led to new Zoo parking, the return of Old Forest acreage

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 08, 2022 5:03 PM CT | Published: March 08, 2022 1:00 PM CT

The agreement, which also preserves the Overton Park greensward in its entirety, draws on a lot of the ideas that have been proposed individually during the years-long controversy.

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


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