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Return to 2018 parking plan announced

Return to 2018 parking plan announced

Last week, it was announced that the Zoo’s parking lot reconfiguration project was set to resume in 2022, after a two-year pause. We understand why this news came as a surprise to many people. The plan that is now set to move forward is the compromise solution that

Parking lot construction update

Parking lot construction update

This week, you may notice more activity on the Zoo’s Prentiss Place lot adjacent to McLean. Starting today, crews will begin trimming trees that will eventually be removed, as required by the construction plans. For the trees that will remain, tree protection will be put

Construction on Zoo parking lots to begin Monday

Construction on Zoo parking lots to begin Monday

Construction on the first phase of the long-awaited solution to end overflow Memphis Zoo parking on the Overton Park Greensward will begin on Monday, August 26th, officials from the City, Zoo, and Overton Park Conservancy announced today. The initial phase will consist only of work

Greensward project to begin this summer

Greensward project to begin this summer

After three decades of overflow parking, work to permanently return the Overton Park Greensward to community use is set to begin this summer. Using a phased approach that you can see here, Montgomery Martin Contractors will start the project this summer by adding capacity to

Final parking reconfiguration plan released

Final parking reconfiguration plan released

Today Mayor Jim Strickland has released the final version of a plan to reconfigure the Zoo’s parking lot in order to permanently end overflow parking on the Greensward. The final plan reflects a compromise solution that was negotiated between the Memphis Zoo, Overton Park Conservancy,

Updated parking reconfiguration proposal released

Updated parking reconfiguration proposal released

Thanks to everyone who attended tonight’s public meeting regarding the Greensward project. The City has posted the concept and a detailed explanation on its new website, and is asking for feedback on the concept through February 28. Meeting attendees asked a variety of excellent questions;

Give Your Feedback on Greensward/Parking Proposal

It’s time to weigh in! Yesterday, the Powers Hill Design team presented the Parking Steering Committee with three initial proposals for a reconfiguration of the Zoo’s parking lot. Those proposals are now live on the City’s website at www.memphistn.gov/parkingplan, but you can also click the