Blighted Building in Southwest Memphis to be Demolished

Blighted Building in Southwest Memphis to be Demolished

Revitalization is coming to a blighted area in southwest Memphis.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Revitalization is coming to a blighted area in southwest Memphis.

City leaders announced Monday the demolition of a burned out building on Kansas Street.

The site will be the future home of the Riverview Alive Family Life and Wellness Center. The center will provide counseling, social support services and job readiness training.

"We believe that families are the building blocks for society for communities, and communities for cities, and cities are building blocks for the country, so that's what we're trying to do, build the families for get the infrastructure back in place," said James Kendrick with Oak Grove Baptist Church.

City leaders did not give a time frame on when the project might be completed.

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