Tennessee Brewery Plans Unveiled

Plans for the redeveloping the Tennessee Brewery building Downtown also now include building a six-story residential structure adjacent to it called the Wash House and a four-story parking garage across the street.

All of the buildings tied together are in a development project called the Brewery District.

Billy Orgel, a cell phone tower developer and Shelby County Schools board member, purchased the long-abandoned Tennessee Brewery building last year for $825,000. Prior to the purchase, the building seemed destined for the wrecking ball. Leasing agent James Rasberry said last year that the building’s previous owner would have had the building torn down by the end of the summer 2014 if no one stepped up to save it.

Orgel said Tuesday that last summer’s Brewery Untapped event “really opened my eyes” to the possibilities with the Brewery building.

Since the purchase, Orgel has said in news stories that his plans for the building included a mix of residential and commercial spaces and that the plan would cost around $25 million. He re-asserted that vision Tuesday to members of the Downtown Memphis Commission’s (DMC) Center City Revenue Finance Corporation (CCRFC) and introduced the two new elements of his plan.

Detailed plans and drawings are available on the link below….

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DON NEWMAN