Shelby Farms Boutique Hotel

By Patrick Lantrip

From The Daily News

Two proposed developments in two of the city’s high-profile areas – a 130-room boutique hotel near Shelby Farms and a new gated community in Midtown – will headline the Land Use Control’s Thursday, August 10 meeting.

According to documents released by the Office of Planning and Development Thursday, the new hotel at the northwest corner of Whitten and Mullins Station roads would be an addition to the larger 50-plus-acre, $200 million Parkside at Shelby Farms development that was approved by the Memphis City Council in April 2016.

“The detailed plans tailored to emphasize pedestrians first and to complement the vision of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and to support the existing neighborhood,” land planner Brenda Solomito Basar said in a letter to OPD planning director Josh Whitehead. “Our teams look forward to working with the Shelby Farms Conservancy on such important issues.”

Solomito, also requested a final site approval for Phases 1 and 2 on behalf of the applicant, DB Development Co.

In addition to the hotel, the mixed-use urban village wants to include Class A apartments, townhouses, senior living, offices and retail tenants across, all spread out amongst 18 mid-rise buildings and at least three towers.

“Rather than unduly injure or prohibit the use, value, enjoyment, or development of surrounding properties, the proposed planned development amendment will support them,” her letter of intent went on to say. “We look forward to working with you to ensure the development’s consistency with the public interest.”

Allen & Hoshall is listed as the project’s engineer.



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