Memphis Ballpark Neighborhood

Eight city blocks of previously abandoned buildings, empty lots and adult theaters along the eastern border of downtown Memphis now thrive as a desirable urban neighborhood to live, work and play. The Memphis Redbirds’ 14,000-seat AAA ballpark anchors the $200 million mixed-use development covering 20 acres. A new Fourth Street creates a pedestrian-oriented streetscape linking shops and restaurants, five apartment buildings, a 1909 YMCA renovated into lofts and fitness center, and six-story parking garage.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  downtown Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  Memphis Redbirds, Parkway Properties, Inc., Echelon Communities, LLC, and Memphis City Schools

SIZE:  20 acres; including an 8-story office building with 750-car parking garage, AAA ballpark, 385 multifamily rental units with parking garage, elementary school and a minor league baseball museum

LRK SERVICES:  architecture and urban design


Urban Land Institute

  • Award for Excellence Special Category

Congress for the New Urbanism

  • Award - The Neighborhood, District, and Corridor

National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence

  • Grand Award


  • Award of Excellence


  • Award of Merit’s New Minor League Park of the Year


Urban Spaces No. 3

Building Design & Construction

New Urban News

Hartford Courant

USA Today

The New York Times

Developing Sports

Convention and Performing Arts Centers

Time Magazine

Urban Land

Multifamily Executive

Architectural Record

The Washington Post