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Copy of SMART AIRPORTS AND REGIONS CONFERENCE, ATL
Transcript of Copy of SMART AIRPORTS AND REGIONS CONFERENCE, ATL
What is the role of Community Partners?
“If you fail to Plan, then Plan to fail”
Aerotropolis: Why Do We Care?
Neighborhoods lack needed amenities
Dilapidated Dense Multi-Family
Lost Tax Revenues From Declining Values
Underutilized Public Infrastructure Assets
An economic development strategy that seeks to maximize airport assets to attract new industry and expand existing businesses by coordinating and efficiently connecting rail, river, runway and roadway transportation and improving all land uses adjacent to this area.
Congress Cohen worked to get Aerotropolis Language in Federal Transportation Bill
Nearly $150 million in priority
transportation projects (EPB,
Lamar, Miss River Bridge,
Code Enforcement in Airport West
Secured $1.26 million HUD w/ in kind match from City of Memphis grant Master Plan, Real Estate Market Analysis, and Urban Design is 75% complete
Airport West Market Assessment
Elvis Presley Blvd. Project (TN DOT)
Potential Graceland Project
Aerotropolis Steering Committee &
Gateways & Beautification
Master Planning &Redevelopment
Interstate 40 is the busiest trucking corridor in the U.S.
Over 400 Motor Freight Companies
Direct services to 48 states, plus Canada & Mexico
Trademark “Memphis America’s Aerotropolis”
Featured Memphis in national media including InBound Logistics
Secured World Airport Cities
Conference in April,2011
Promoted FedEx “3-Hub Strategy”Executed MOU with Paris
Gateways & Beautification
Landscape Master Plan for Plough Gateway
Completed Phase 1 & 2
(2,000+ trees, Signage & Public Art)
Urban Design Contract Executed
Mayors 25 Block Initiative focused on Blight Removal/Code Enforcement
Memphis is home to the busiest air cargo airport in North America since 1992
Memphis is home to 5 Class-1 Railroads:
BNSF, CSX, Union Pacific
Norfolk Southern and Canadian National
Rail: 5 Class-1 Railroads
"Getting Results in City-run Neighborhood Program"
Largest city in Tennessee - 1.2 million metro population
84 Fortune 500 companies with major facilities in Memphis
Other World Headquarters
Fortune 500 Headquarters
The Port of Memphis is the 4th largest inland port in the U.S. handling $18 million tons of cargo annually.
Maximize relationships, share resources, and leverage opportunities with consortium, partners, and stakeholders. (i.e. Greater Memphis Chamber, OSHC Regional Planning Grant and Community Challenge Grant
Marketing & Branding
Please forward follow-up questions to:
Bow & Aero Planning Management
214 A. W. Willis Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Airport City Conditions: Blight, Crime,
Flight, Lack of Quality Housing
FedEx Super Hub accounts for 98.9% of cargo
$27.1 billion of total economic impact from cargo operations
300 national and international non-stop destinations Enhanced by superior highway, rail and port access
Master Planning & Redevelopment
Creating a Governance Structure