Hurt Village Design Guidelines

A long-term, public and private effort to transform a neglected urban neighborhood, Uptown Memphis is a $193-million redevelopment initiative including a $35-million Hope VI grant for the transformation of Lauderdale Courts and Hurt Village, two of the city’s oldest public housing projects. LRK created design guidelines to direct the process. A master plan integrates mixed-income rental and for-sale single family homes within the historic neighborhood, an innovative approach for public housing.  

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LOCATION:  Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  The Uptown Partnership, Belz Enterprises and Memphis Housing Authority

SIZE:  450-unit public housing project originally built in 1953.  A new urban master plan integrates the site, including 176 rental and 49 for-sale new single family homes, with the surrounding historic neighborhood. Also includes a 70,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial complex with residential loft-style apartments above. 

LRK SERVICES:  master plan, design guidelines