Memphis Flyer — "Take Me to the River"

Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact Gia Biagi presents Tom Lee Park design to Memphians and stakeholders on opening day (c) Doug Carpenter and Associates

Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact Gia Biagi presents Tom Lee Park design to Memphians and stakeholders on opening day (c) Doug Carpenter and Associates

'Last year, the Mississippi River Parks Partnership (MRPP) picked Studio Gang, a Chicago-based design firm, and SCAPE, a New York landscape and urban design firm, to lead the redevelopment of the riverfront. This week, they unveiled the plans for Tom Lee Park and set up a nifty scale model of the proposed transformation for public viewing at Beale Street Landing.

I went down to check it out, and, well, it's pretty transformative, to say the least. The now prairie-like expanse of the mile-long park will soon have small hills, trees, pocket parks, connective gravel paths, a sheltered recreational and concert space, water features, three large fields (called "pools" in the plan), and a nature area with a bird-nesting tower.'

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Medium — "Acclaimed Architects Embed Local Students in Redesign of Tom Lee Park"

"Studio Gang...has launched a Youth Design Leadership Program as part of their commission to reimagine the Memphis riverfront and Tom Lee Park for the Memphis River Parks Partnership. The Youth Design Leadership Program will embed local students in the process of reimagining 25 acres of the Mississippi riverfront from bluff to bank between Georgia and Beale."