100 N. Main revitalization project in the works

From a distance, the Memphis skyline is a picturesque sight.

Up close, however, its tallest building at 100 N. Main Street is a bit of an eyesore. The thirty-seven story structure has been vacant since 2015 and has quickly spiraled into a state of disrepair.

In late March, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) stepped in to change that.

“If not us, then who?” said Brett Roler, DMC’s VP of Planning and Development.

DMC, along with their affiliate the Downtown Mobility Authority, purchased the property using the Pilot Extension Fund, which is a fund used to pay for public infrastructure.

It’s also a fund that requires city council, county commission, city mayor and county mayor approval.

WMC Action News 5 by Parker King