Renderings courtesy of Crosstown Concourse
Crosstown Concourse has set its Opening Day celebrations for August 19, 2017. More details are TBA.
The mixed-use redevelopment will include restaurants and retail, a small grocery, a fitness center and health clinics, a charter high school, a contemporary art center, commercial offices, and 265 loft-style apartments. This project will create 800 jobs and generate more than $37 million in new wages annually.
Kemmons Wilson Companies is overseeing the project in collaboration with architecture firms Looney Ricks Kiss and Dialog (Vancouver) on design. Grinder Taber Grinder is the general contractor.
Take a look at the renderings of the building below with quotes from the website demonstrating what they hope to accomplish with the project.
Crosstown Concourse will be designed as a network of event spaces that foster curiosity, discovery and imagination, and provoke active and experiential learning and engagement. This will both distinguish the Crosstown Concourse site and act as a tool for welcoming new visitors and audiences to interact in a meaningful way.
Crosstown Concourse will be designed to dissolve access barriers and be inclusive to all – to promote openness, interconnection, and unbounded exchange. Porous edges on all sides of the site will allow for the free flow of everyday neighborhood life, animating the place through human activity. Shared spaces will serve the needs of multiple tenants and create an enhanced sense of community.
Crosstown Concourse will be an exemplary model of a large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment with leading sustainable thinking and design. Current planning includes taking advantage of the building structure to incorporate unique passive strategies including stack ventilation, pre-cooling, and radiant surface cooling and dehumidification. By maximizing conservation of water, energy, and materials, and minimizing waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and other pollutants, Crosstown Concourse will be celebrated as a showcase of sustainability.
The founding tenants for the Crosstown Concourse project are Church Health center, Crosstown Arts, Gestalt Community Schools, Methodist LeBonheur, Memphis Teacher Residency, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, A Step Ahead Foundation, CBU, City Leadership, Crosstown Back Institute, The Excel Center, The Poplar Foundation, The Pyramid Peak Foundation, Southern College of Optometry, and Teacher Town USA. Want to be a tenant? Go here for more info.
- $200 million from 21 different sources, including philanthropic, private, and public funding has been secured to complete the project
- Over 450,000 sq. feet of space has been pre-leased
- An estimated 3000 people will pass through the building every day
- 265 loft-style apartments are planned for floors seven through ten, including studios and one,two, and three bedroom units
- The 1150 car parking garage next to the building will also be renovated
Recently announced tenants:
- Mama Gaia is a new restaurant concept opening at Crosstown Concourse that focuses on making organic food available to everyone.
- I Love Juice Bar will be opening another location.
- The Curb Market will be opening another location to offer locally grown vegetables, a butcher shop, a deli, wine, and a dining area.
- A new theatre will help attract national acts and promote the local performing arts scene.
- Crosstown Brewing Company will be opening its production facility that includes a taproom
- The Church Health Center and YMCA are partnering together to bring a state-of-the-art workout facility to Crosstown.
- Crosstown High has been approved to open at Crosstown.
- French Truck Coffee will be opening a coffee shop.
- The Kitchen Next Door will be opening a community pub concept.