PUBLIC DOCK REDEVELOPMENT
The Port of Memphis contracted with the engineering firm Smith Seckman Reid to develop a master plan for the redevelopment of the public dock facility on Presidents Island.
The waterfront dock facility, which was closed last year, was the first to incorporate multi-modal transfers between barge, rail and truck.
The new design will provide versatility while drastically increasing the efficiency and diversity of the materials handled.
The City of Memphis is in the process of engineering a 6,800-foot expansion of the southern end of Paul R. Lowry Road at Pidgeon Industrial Park. The expansion of the road will create a southern access point to the proposed CN Riverport Logistics Center on 730 acres of property immediately east of the Intermodal Gateway Memphis facility in the Frank Pidgeon Industrial Area.
The Logistics Center will be complimented by the expansion of the Intermodal Gateway Memphis facility. The intermodal facility is scheduled to be modernized and doubled in size with construction starting Summer 2015.
CN INTERMODAL EXPANSION
The CN and CSX railroads are in the final planning phases of an expansion of the Intermodal Gateway Memphis facility in the Pidgeon Industrial Park. The expansion will double the size of the current facility and more than triple the current annual container throughput of 140,000 twenty-foot equivalent units.
ELECTROLUX SUPPLIER PARK
In late 2014, Electrolux announced the choice of Columbia, SC-based Red Rock Development to be its partner in the development of the 600-acre supplier park in the southwest corner of Pidgeon Industrial Park. Development is anticipated to start in 2015.
PAUL LOWRY ROAD EXPANSION
In 2014, the City of Memphis approved EDGE’s request for $2.5 million for construction of a 6,800-foot extension of Paul R. Lowry Road at the south end of the Pidgeon Industrial Park. The extension will provide access to the 600-acre Electrolux Supplier Park and southern access to the proposed CN Bridgeport Logistics Center east of the Intermodal Gateway Memphis facility. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015.