Historic Melrose School: Jewel of the Orange Mound Community. With Felicia Harris, Jimmie Tucker, and Charlie Santo.
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This week,  Felicia Harris of the city's Division of Housing and Community Development and Jimmie Tucker of Self Tucker Architects visit Memphis Metropolis to talk about the upcoming revitalization of Historic Melrose School. Deeply informed by years of community advocacy for the building, the plan for Melrose calls for a new branch library, a genealogy room, affordable senior apartments, and other amenities. 

Later in the show, commentator Charlie Santo, director of the University of Memphis Department of City and Regional Planning, joins Emily to talk about Mayor Strickland's recently announced Accelerate Memphis initiative, which will invest some $200 million in civic assets (such as Melrose), parks, and neighborhoods. Among many promising aspects to Accelerate Memphis is the resources it will allocate to supporting the city's recently adopted Memphis 3.0 comprehensive plan. 

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