Crosstown Concourse

Once a vital distribution center for the Mid-South, the 1,500,000-square-foot historic Sears building (1927) has been dormant for over 20 years. A herculean revitalization effort is now moving forward thanks to an extraordinary collaboration of local institutions. LRK is working with a non-profit arts-based organization and its partners to redevelop the 10–story building into a “vertical urban village” that integrates residential, commercial, retail, health and wellness, arts and culture, and education. The design weaves a purposeful collection of diverse tenants and varied uses into a precedent-setting mixed-use community that will serve as an anchor and catalyst for further revitalization and economic development in the surrounding neighborhood.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  Crosstown LLC with founding partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC, Church Health Center, Gestalt Community Schools, Memphis Teacher Residency, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Rhodes College, and Crosstown Arts

SIZE:  1,500,000-square-foot mixed-use building

LRK SERVICES:  architecture, interior design, urban design, sustainability (pursuing LEED Platinum certification), and federal historic rehabilitation consulting; in association with DIALOG

AWARDS:

Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

  • Community Development Qualified Low-Income Community Investment of the Year Award

Tennessee Development District Association and Southwest Tennessee Development District

  • John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award

Memphis Business Quarterly

  • Innovation Award

PUBLICATIONS:

e-architect

StyleBlueprint

Contracting Businesss

Pop City

Multi-Housing News

Bisnow

Curbed

Crosstown (project website)