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100 North Main: Final Selection

In June of 2021, the DMC, in partnership with the Downtown Mobility Authority (DMA) and the City of Memphis, issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking qualified respondents to act as the developer for the 100 North Main building and the adjacent historic properties.

Our RFP sought developers who:

  • Possess significant experience in the redevelopment of commercial property in an urban context.
  • Propose a realistic strategy for starting construction within 12 months from the date of the executed development agreement.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to obtain private financing and attract equity investment for catalytic projects.
  • Outline a compelling vision for the site that meets the project goals defined in this RFP, and clearly demonstrates a commitment to design excellence.

Our project goals were:

  • Create a high-quality development that appropriately fits the downtown context and exemplifies design excellence.
  • Develop the entire property in a manner that builds compact critical mass, increases density, and significantly grows the tax base.
  • Improve the pedestrian experience and support increased mobility options.
  • Establish a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion by including Minority and Women-Owned
  • Business Enterprise (MWBEs) in the project’s ownership, design, and construction.
  • Create a mixed-use project that adds around-the-clock vibrancy to the neighborhood.
  • Employ adaptive reuse of the existing buildings and new infill development on the surface parking lot is the preferred strategy, if economically viable.
  • Leverage public parking as an amenity to support Downtown growth and unlock development potential.
  • Use available development incentives efficiently to maximize public benefit, and minimize public costs.

(Full details from the original RFP can be found here.)

Our efforts yielded 11 proposals. Of the original 11, six moved forward to the finalist round, and one was ultimately chosen as the selected proposal.

Selection Memo / DMC Staff Report 2022

Selected team – 100 N. Main Development Partners:
Kevin Woods, Billy Orgel, Jay Lindy, Adam Slovis, Michael McLaughlin

Selected Development Proposal - 100 North Main Building

Original Proposal submitted – 100 North Main Development Partners

View the other initial 10 proposals below. Proposals are presented in alphabetical order.

Development Concept

Estimated development budget of $267,818,004

Existing tower will be renovated to include:180-210 apartments

  • Full-service hotel with 154-200 keys
  • Renovation of the existing parking garage
  • 60,000 sf office space for the City of Memphis,

38,000 sf retail, restaurant, and rooftop amenities.

  • New infill construction on the south half of site:
  • 140 apartments
  • 3,000 sf ground-floor retail

New 352-space parking structure

100 North Main Proposal Recap

View Recap Document

Development Proposals: 100 North Main, Downtown Memphis

18 Main

100 North Main Partnership

Alexander Company

Block Real Estate Services & Sunflower Development Group

Carlisle Development Company, LLC

Flaherty & Collins

Memphis Tower Group

Russell Glen & Matthews Southwest

Summit Management Corporation

Development Proposals: Supplemental Documents

100 North Main Development Partners

Alexander Company

Block Real Estate Services & Sunflower Development Group

Flaherty & Collins

Russell Glen & Matthews Southwest