June 6, 2024

Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan Five-Year Update to Focus on Zoning and New Community Investments

The City of Memphis is proud to announce the launch of the five-year update for the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan. The plan aims to prioritize “building up, not out,” directing growth towards established neighborhoods throughout the city. 
Beginning in August, 42 community workshops will provide residents, businesses, and organizations opportunities to engage with the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan and explore ways to leverage its strategies to enhance their neighborhoods’ vitality and resilience. Sessions will occur across the city’s 14 planning districts and serve as platforms for dialogue, collaboration, and collective visioning. The first workshop will be held in the Jackson planning district at the Gaisman Community Center, 4221 Macon Road, on August 1 at 5:30 P.M.
To ensure that everyone in our diverse community has a chance to be heard and contribute to the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan, an online participation platform will be available for those who can’t attend in-person meetings. 
“We believe that by focusing on improving the heart of a neighborhood, we can improve the community all around it,” said John Zeanah, Director of Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, “The Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan has already demonstrated its effectiveness, guiding close to one billion dollars in investment in Anchor Neighborhoods in 2023 alone. Through this update, residents can play an active role in crafting the “story” of their neighborhood and help shape it for future generations.”
In 2019, the Memphis City Council adopted the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan after more than 15,000 residents contributed to its creation. The five-year update aims to realign future land use strategies with community priorities, values, and vision to direct zoning changes and new community investments. By improving the heart of each neighborhood, the plan seeks to enhance the overall health and vitality of communities across Memphis.
The Office of Comprehensive Planning within the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development is responsible for developing comprehensive plans such as Memphis 3.0. While it doesn’t directly fund these initiatives, its role is pivotal in providing decision-makers and developers with strategic direction for land use, development policy, and community investment. The office also works on implementing the plan through initiatives like Accelerate Memphis, a $200 million bond issued by the City of Memphis. Together, we can harness the power of community-driven planning to unlock the full potential of our neighborhoods and create a Memphis that thrives for all.
For more information on the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan, the update, and upcoming workshop schedules, please visit https://Memphis3point0.com or contact [email protected]