The EDGE Board of Directors approved a $327,500 contract for a comprehensive master plan study for the Port of Memphis. The study will include Presidents Island, the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial area, and the McKellar Lake Harbor. A team led by the Pickering Firm will conduct the study.
The plan will offer recommendations for a wide array of topics, including facility expansions, property redevelopment, economic impact, environmental analysis, and target tenant identification. Pickering will also lead public meetings and presentations to collect input from key project stakeholders along with community members. The plan will take close to six months to complete.
“I believe this is a significant project for us as we seek to repurpose the port and position it for continued use and viability for the next 20 to 50 years,” said Port Chairman and EDGE board member Johnny Moore, Jr.