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Strategic Initiatives, managed by Mary Claire Borys, serves as a part of HCD Director Ashley Cash’s Office in the role of the City’s in-house developer for construction/redevelopment projects, particularly those projects which are in Tourism Development Zones (TDZs) which are Downtown and around the Fairgrounds (now Liberty Park).

Historic Melrose Revitalization Project

Once vacant for 40 years, this beautiful building was saved from demolition by dedicated community members. In 2018, it was reactivated through community efforts.  In 2021, a $10M investment from Accelerate Memphis propelled the redevelopment of Historic Melrose. A testament to community power and historic resilience, its opening is scheduled for 2024!

Liberty Park

Southwest Twin

Established in 1956 as Memphis’ second-ever drive-in, the Southwest Twin Drive-In, formerly the 61 Drive-In, expanded to include a second screen under Malco Theatres’ ownership. With a capacity for 600 cars, it thrived until its closure in 2001. In 2022, responding to community concerns, the City of Memphis and Shelby County pledged $1 million each to reactivate and revitalize this historic site.



Liberty Park

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The Fairgrounds site, now renamed as Liberty Park, includes the construction of the Memphis Sports & Events Center (for indoor sports) and an 18-acre mixed-use development including retail, food and beverage, hospitality, office, multi-family residences, and family entertainment.

Past Projects

Oversaw HCD’s contribution of funds to Crosstown Concourse, the Overton Park Garage, Pyramid redevelopment to Bass Pro Shops among many other projects over the years. Most recently:

Raleigh Springs Civic Center

The Raleigh Springs Civic Center is a reimagining of the site of the historic Raleigh Springs Mall. Once a staple of the Raleigh community, the space is now a multifunctional epicenter that the residents can utilize and enjoy.

Liberty Park

Cossitt Library Renovation

The ongoing $6.5 million renovation of Memphis’s first public library, originally opened in 1893.

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