The City of Memphis announced today the advisory team members for the expansion of the Memphis Zoo parking lot. The advisory team members will act as community liaisons and will work with the City and the design team to ensure that public feedback is included throughout the design process.
This advisory team includes representatives from the City of Memphis, project funders, residential and corporate community and key anchors in the project vicinity. The team roster:
- Jack Stevenson, City of Memphis, Division of Engineering, who is serving as project manager for this project
- Mike Flowers, City of Memphis, Division of Parks and Neighborhoods
- Kyle Veazey, City of Memphis, Communications
- Chuck Brady, Memphis Zoo
- John Conroy, Memphis Zoo
- Tina Sullivan, Overton Park Conservancy
- Eric Barnes, Overton Park Conservancy
- Anne Pitts, Levitt Shell
- Mary Wilder, Overton Park Alliance
- Cato Johnson, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
The first advisory team meeting will be held in the coming weeks. There, members will learn about the design process, discuss initial design parameters and review three concept plans. Following that first advisory team meeting, the concept plans will be posted on the City of Memphis website and the public will be asked to provide feedback.
This feedback, along with input from the City and the advisory team, will help the design team to further develop design elements and present the revised concept plans at the second advisory team meeting. At that second advisory team meeting, one concept plan will be selected that will be presented at a public meeting two to three weeks later.
While the initial design process is underway, citizens are encouraged to submit all feedback and submittals to the email previously released on the City’s website: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback submitted to this email will be provided directly to the City and to the design team for consideration moving forward. Additionally, all submittals will be posted at regular intervals on the City of Memphis’ project website to ensure that the public is updated on all citizen feedback received.
Feedback collected from June to Sept. 29 is posted now on the project page.