Greenprint 2015/2040 Plan Calls for 500 Miles of Greenways in the Memphis Region

A regional coalition has spent three years planning a network of greenspaces that will span in the Tri-State area surrounding Memphis, Tennessee. The Greenprint 2015/2040 plan was released to the public last week.
February 11, 2015, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Meagan Nichols reports on the release of the GREENPRINT 2015/2040, a 25-year plan developed by the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium that "would create close to 500 miles of off-street trails and 200 miles of on-street bike lanes, link 95 percent of large park acreage and connect just under 80 percent of the region's population and jobs to within 1 mile of a greenprint corridor."

According to the website that hosts the plan, the "plan is organized into four primary sections: Introduction, Vision, Strategic Directions, and Implementation." 

The Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium is a singular regional planning cooperation. According to Nichols, it's "made up of more than 300 individuals from 82 different organizations across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi." The planning process was made possible by a HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant in the amount of $2,619,999. 

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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Memphis Business Journal
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