West Junction Neighborhood Design Meeting:
On Thursday, September 28th, 2017, Shelby County and the City of Memphis’ Office of Resilience, along with Sasaki, University of Tennessee’s Extension Institute of Agriculture, and Memphis Tilth, facilitated a design workshop for the West Junction Neighborhood. The workshop was held in the cafeteria at Mitchell High School.
The lead project consultant, Sasaki, gave a presentation to the community that included information about the Resilience Grant, including an extensive history about the grant and how the funds will be allocated for wetland restoration designs, re-purposing vacant lots to accomplish community and economic development, and increase access to fresh, healthy foods.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session, where neighborhood residents asked specific questions about lot transformation and stream and wetland restoration. The evening was concluded by breaking the attendees into small groups. Each group was facilitated to allow the participants to express their desires for their neighborhood,through choosing a specific pre-determined land use type. The consultants are currently analyzing the information gained at the workshop and will present the results to the residences in another design/workshop format in late November or early December of 2017.
Below are some pictures from the West Junction Neighborhood Design Meeting: