Located in southern Memphis, Tennessee, LeMoyne Gardens is an existing public housing community which is being radically remade as a result of a 1994 HOPE VI grant.
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The site sits between an historic African-American college, historic cemetery and single family neighborhood. A central design challenge was to marry the new development with this diverse context, particularly given the substantial increase in density between the development program and the surrounding single family community. The inspired design of the new units, all patterned on local house types, will give the character of the community that of a single family neighborhood. Small apartment buildings scaled to the size of the house, an innovative one-story, three-bedroom unit, borrow from and recreate the rich diversity of the adjacent neighborhood. A new senior building and a new community building to be utilized by adjacent LeMoyne-Owens College will also be part of the new community.
Site Plan Approval
AwardsAIA Housing PIA Award, 2005
Builder's Choice Award, 2004
349 on-site units
51 off-site units
80 total senior units
25,000 sf community building
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