Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan

Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan

GREENPRINT 2015/2040 is the final plan of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan initiative, a process funded by a $2,619,999 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded to Shelby County Government. The 25-year plan is designed to enhance regional sustainability by establishing a unified vision for a region-wide network of green space areas, or Greenprint, which serves to address long-term housing and land use, resource conservation, environmental protection, accessibility, community health and wellness, transportation alternatives, economic development, neighborhood engagement, and social equity in the Greater Memphis Area.

The Greenprint study area included the Memphis and West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), covering four counties and 18 municipalities located in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The study area boundaries include Shelby County, TN, and the cities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Memphis, and Millington; northern DeSoto County, MS, including the cities of Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Walls; eastern Crittenden County, AR, including the cities of West Memphis, Marion and Sunset; and western Fayette County, TN, including the cities of Piperton, Gallaway, and Braden.

The planning process for the Greenprint began with a visioning phase, laying the foundation for the regional plan. In addition to a detailed study of green space opportunities, existing plans, and regional sustainability indicators, the vision was supported by several, smaller plans and studies.

These studies include the Bus Transit to Workplace Study, Health Impact Assessment, Fair Housing and Equity Assessment, and 20 subplanning demonstration projects created by Consortium stakeholders. Each of these documents can be found in the Resource Library below.



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MPO Projects

Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan

Mid-South Greenprint

GREENPRINT 2015/2040 is the final plan of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan initiative, a process funded by a...

I-269 TN Regional vision plan

I-269 TN Plan

In an effort to help shape future development along the I-269 Corridor in Tennessee, the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of...

Poplar Southern Corridor Study

Poplar Southern Corridor

The Southern/Poplar Corridor is a major east-west arterial roadway in Shelby County, TN. The corridor plays an important role as...

Man at a MATA bus stop

Bus Stop Design & ADA

Background In an effort to improve the quality of bus stops in the Greater Memphis Region the Memphis MPO, in...

Lum grid structure

Land Use Model

A critical component of understanding future travel patterns and travel need throughout the Greater Memphis region is having a model...

Houston Levee Plan

Houston Levee Corridor

Houston Levee is an important north-south arterial roadway in the eastern part of Shelby County. It begins South of US-Hwy...

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