MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A community is celebrating the end of an era and the beginning of change to the area.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland was on hand Tuesday to celebrate the demolition of the Tillman Cove Apartments in Binghampton. The celebration is also putting the Memphis 3.0 plan and funding from the community catalyst fund into action.
After shutting down in 2016, the project took a lot of work and time and officials say that more things are coming to the area while keeping housing affordable.
“You can take the blighted spaces in a community, you can build something nice and new, and you can also figure out how to improve the housing for the residents that live in that community as well,” said Paul Young, Director of Housing and Community Development.
“I have witnessed in 66 years quite a lot of change, a great deal of change, but if we hold to God’s unchanging hand, everything will be alright,” said Binghampton resident Sheran Grice Harroway.
This project is the first to use the funds, after the community claimed it was a “slum area” and inadequate for occupancy.