In December, the Memphis City Council voted to approve $15 million in funding for their portion of infrastructure improvements.
The Crosstown project can now begin after the Shelby County Commissioners funding approval which, according to the Commercial Appeal, was approved with a vote of 11-1, ¨after a two hour discussion that was sometimes tense, and at one point almost veered toward delaying the vote.¨
The $180 million project will include offices for multiple organizations including ALSAC, Church Health Center, Crosstown Arts, Gestalt Community Schools, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis Teacher Residency, Rhodes College and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Crosstown project will also include the redevelopment of the structure, which sits on 18 acres. 20 percent of this reconstruction will be affordable housing, located on the upper levels.