The City of Memphis & Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency
Close date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

Location: Memphis, TN

Uptown Community Plan

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is soliciting proposals from entities with the qualifications and experience to provide Consulting Services for a community plan in the Uptown Community Redevelopment Area, located in the Uptown Neighborhood of the City of Memphis, Tennessee.

The CRA has been tasked with continuing the revitalization of the Uptown Neighborhood by the City of Memphis and Shelby County through an allocation of $95 million for redevelopment projects to be identified and approved by the CRA over the remaining duration (approximately 14 years) of the Uptown TIF. The primary goal of the Plan is to assist the CRA and the Uptown community in prioritizing and maximizing the leverage of this spending over the 14 year period.

The selected Consultant will work with the CRA Board and its staff, Uptown community residents, and stakeholders to create the Uptown Community Plan. The Plan is intended to identify areas of focus, community priorities, and potential projects. At a minimum, the Plan must:

  • Establish a shared vision for the neighborhood;
  • Provide analysis of existing conditions;
  • Make necessary land use recommendations;
  • Identify potential infrastructure needs,
  • Identify housing needs;
  • Identify opportunities for strengthening connections between housing and jobs;
  • Identify possible building types and outline community design guidelines;
  • Outline strategies for strengthening commercial development and market rate housing opportunities;
  • Propose a phasing plan for infrastructure and infill development; and
  • Outline an implementation process that will detail how projects in the Uptown Redevelopment Area are initiated and implemented.

To facilitate the selection of a Consultant for this Project, interested firms are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. The proposal should contain, at minimum, the information requested in the Request for Proposal found at our website:

An electronic copy of the proposal should be e-mailed to and three (3) copies of the proposal, marked on the outside of the envelope "Uptown Community Plan Consulting Services RFP" should be delivered to:

Andrew Z. Murray, AICP, LEED GA
Interim Executive Director
City of Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency
City Hall
125 N. Main Street, Suite 308
Memphis, TN 38103-2084

For a complete version of this RFP, please visit: