Sunday, October 05, 2003

Good News For Downtown

According to this Commercial Appeal Business section story, a trio of (out of town) developers have serious plans for a couple of downtown landmarks. First up will be the Rhodes/Jennings (nee Lowenstein) building, which will become a loft-apartment complex with included parking and a small commercial mezzanine. Work is expected to be completed by mid-summer next year.

This is all to the good. Saving these historic buildings is enough, but getting developers who are not beholden to the Belz/Turley/Herenton vision is better. They sound like they are here to stay, and I wish them success.

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