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Guiding Memphis into its 3rd century

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Memphis turned 200 on May 22, and leaders have crafted the Memphis 3.0 plan to make sure the city keeps thriving. Naturally, we wanted to provide the lowdown in 100 words.

Prioritizing anchors: Areas like Downtown and the Medical District have been deemed anchors, or places where investment can spread to surrounding areas. Transit plans can link anchor areas together.

Building up, not out: Memphis has doubled in size since 1970, while only adding 4% more people. Future development will focus on existing land.

Making Memphis whole: The plan includes incentives for affordable housing and promotes mixed-income communities.

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