‘Orleans Station’ to bring residents, new retail to Medical District

A mixed-use development that will bring hundreds of new residents to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus and Medical District received a key approval from the State Building Commission’s executive committee on Monday, March 22.

Dubbed “Orleans Station,” the redevelopment will fill 10.2 acres with 372 apartments, 16,000-square-feet of retail, and a plaza.


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UTHSC plays key role in COVID vaccine research

About 30 years ago, Michael Whitt, Ph.D., developed what now is a series of surrogate viruses to check the effectiveness of vaccines without having the dangerous ones in the lab.

What Whitt developed allows pharmaceutical companies and labs to test for immune response without using live, dangerous viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.

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Edge District development: Gelato shop part of project; cocktail bar, tech company eyed

Local developers have acquired three properties in the Edge District with plans for a gelato shop at one of the locations.

A development group that includes PKM Architects, the architect on the project, and cnct. development purchased three properties in the Medical District, including 655 Marshall Ave. Sweet Magnolia Gelato Co. has already signed a lease to open a shop at the location.

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Memphis Commercial Appeal

Steimer Says: Five developments to watch in 2021

Memphis Business Journal. January 4, 2021.

There are five projects I have my eye on in 2021 to gauge the future of Shelby County real estate: Pinch District, Union Row/The Walk, Northside High School, Loews, and Lake District.

These projects are ones I expect to be writing about multiple times in 2021. Each has the potential to make a major impact on its respective area of the city, and each will have its fair share of challenges ahead of it.