The vast Central Atrium – 6,000 square feet of floor space that soars 114 feet high – may be the glossiest of Crosstown Concourse’s many architectural treats.
Not every city bicycle lane project is welcomed by motorists, but the bike lanes going in on Cleveland this month have led to an unexpected bonus for drivers.
Crosstown wants to be a walker’s haven like Overton Square and Cooper-Young, and just got the zoning to help make the change happen.
Officials with the Church Health Center gave a tour of the ongoing work at the Crosstown Concourse last week.
When Staley Cates bought the Sears Crosstown building in 2007 and the development team behind what is now Crosstown Concourse was taking shape to redevelop the property, another developer dropped by Cates’ office.
The groundbreaking for the newly christened Crosstown Concourse on Saturday was just a ceremony. But the $200 million transformation of the old Sears Crosstown building has already caused an economic and social ground-shaking in the long-suffering Crosstown neighborhood squeezed between Midtown and I-40.
Richard Spore and his colleague at the Memphis office of the Bass Berry & Sims law firm have worked on several ambitious, game-changing projects like the transformation of Overton Square and Bass Pro Shops’ redevelopment of The Pyramid.
Few Memphians can remember the view north on Cleveland when the Sears Crosstown building did not define the horizon.