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Legends Park receives Excellence in Partnership Award

April 15, 2013 | McCormack Baron Salazar

Legends Park in Memphis was awarded the Excellence in Partnership award as part of the Tennessee’s Best Awards presented at the 2013 Governor’s Housing Summit.

When completed in 2013, the $90+ million multi-phased complex will boast of 315 highly energy efficient garden style apartments, townhouses, and a uniquely designed 3-story building for seniors ages 62 and older.  Additionally, 12,000 square feet of commercial space hosts the LeBonheur Children’s Hospital’s pediatric rehabilitation center as well as exercise facilities, computer labs and meeting spaces for community residents.

The ambitious HOPE VI Project involved extensive partnerships, including the Memphis Housing Authority, the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Memphis Medical District, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE, McCormack Baron Salazar, Community Capital, and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.  Throughout the process of redevelopment, a series of public meetings, training sessions, and focus groups were convened engaging the partners and residents; as well as other community stakeholders.  Those gatherings served to solicit resident and stakeholders’ input on proposed design and physical plans, opportunities for human capital development, and on renaming the new development.  The human capital development component of the project was designated to Memphis HOPE, which was created through collaboration with the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, the Memphis Housing Authority, the City of Memphis and St. Louis-based nonprofit Urban Strategies, Inc.

For more information on the Tennessee’s Best Awards, please visit here.