Save Idlewild, Stop Peabody Falls

Save Idlewild, Stop Peabody Falls

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Andrew Williams started this petition to Memphis City Council and

Dear Memphis Community, 

I am writing to you as a concerned member of the Idlewild Neighborhood Association. At this time there is a proposed design for the Peabody Falls Apartments located at 2009 Peabody Avenue. The current apartments have a total of one structure with 28 units, and the proposed renovations include a total of 58 units with an additional three story 45-foot structure on-site. The proposed parking for this 58 unit complex is set for only 51 units, and the surrounding neighborhood streets are expected to bear the additional burden of the already heavily trafficked area.

We are requesting your support in making members of the Design Review Board aware that the design is in direct violation of the Unified Development Code in the following ways:

1.       Direct violation of the Build To Line in Zone 1.  

2.       Buildings in Midtown are to be located close to the street not in a backyard. This is reinforced through the maximum block standard.

3.       Protect the character and the pattern of development of Midtown. 

The developer Chase Carlisle has been granted a 12 year Pilot incentive with public dollars through the Downtown Memphis Commission in order to create this structure in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Neighbors who were lucky enough to be aware of these decisions as they were occurring have filed an appeal with the Design Review Board. The meeting will be held on August 19th at 9 am at the Offices of the Downtown Commission.

This is our last chance to save our neighborhood from a poorly designed development with little to no community input. Please understand this is not anti-density argument, but rather a please to involve the public in decision making when public funds are being utilized to create a large change to an established community.

Please stand with me and the Idlewild Neighborhood Association in representing our interests in halting the proposed renovations to Peabody Falls Apartments. 

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