While we’ve adjusted to working from home this year, the Tioga team remains busy with projects for our clients. In fact, we expanded our team of environmental scientists and compliance professionals! As we continue to grow as a firm and serve more clients, our quality of work remains the same: it’s our mission to provide you the best environmental solution that also minimizes impact. As 2020 comes to a close, take a look at a few of the major projects around Memphis that we had the honor to consult on.
The Marine Residence
Built in 1798, President Adams established the Marine Hospital Service to care for the disabled and injured working on the Mississippi River. The campus was established in 1884 to care for soldiers wounded in the Civil War and serve as a research facility to find a cure for yellow fever. The historic hospital closed in 1965. In 2003, DeSoto Pointe Partners purchased the area with plans to renovate the space. Now, more than 15 years later, the 3.2-acre campus is being redeveloped into an apartment complex. Each of the 71 units offers picturesque views of the river and amenities to enjoy.
When beginning this adaptive reuse project, developer Lauren Crews approached Tioga to assess the historic site, which our team later discovered required a Phase II ESA and remedial activities.
Apartments will begin renting as early as December 2020.
Renasant Convention Center
Located only a few blocks from our office, Memphis’ convention center is a neighbor we’re excited to see get a major facelift! The renovation of the Cook Convention Center (now Renasant Convention Center) is estimated at $135.8 million and includes updated modern finishes, more flex space and an exterior concourse that overlooks the Mississippi River. Before construction could begin, a hazardous material survey needed completion. Tioga was tasked with performing a limited asbestos survey and other additional asbestos consulting services.
Be on the lookout for major events when it opens in early 2021!
Named after a tobacco manufacturing facility that once operated in the area, Memphis’ $200 million Snuff District revitalization project starts near Saffarans Avenue and Front Street and runs north to Henry Avenue. A historic building on Keel and Front will be converted into retail space and an event venue overlooking the Wolf River. Other buildings and attractions in the area include two-story, single family townhomes, an apartment complex, a park, connection to the Greenline bike trail, a parking garage and a four-story mixed use building.
Fleming Architects in collaboration with developer Billy Orgel and his team tasked Tioga to conduct environmental assessments and hazardous material surveys before they ground broke on the development.
The first phase of apartments is slated to open in fall 2021.
The site of the historic Wonder Bread factory in Downtown Memphis’ Edge District underwent a major redevelopment. This project repurposed the factory into three entities: commercial office spaces, multifamily living development, and a public parking garage and deck. The residential portion of the facility became the Rise Apartments, a 199-unit luxury, resort-style apartment community.
Before construction could begin, Tioga addressed several environmental challenges and conducted Phase I and Phase II ESAs and asbestos surveys.
The apartments welcomed its first tenants in March 2020.