Ground breaking for Crosstown Arts is coming up and Todd Richardson came onto the podcast to discuss. We learn about the past five years of development, future plans, some floor plans, and how it all came together. Surprising to hear just how well things went during planning phases from great reception, to partners with similar plans, and how having art history background worked in Todd’s favor. Crosstown wants you to know that you too can be a part of this historic building, they will be looking for residents to help occupy what looks to be a premier culture center in Memphis.
William Eggleston – Father of color photography
Plans for Crosstown
Artist resident program
Teacher resident program
Medical residency program – Church health center Scholar’s program1st floor – retail, restaurants
Church Health Center clinics on 2nd floor
Southern College of Optometry
7-10 – 260 apartments
studios – 400-600 sq. ft.
bedroom – 800-900 sq. ft.
2 bedroom – 1200 sq. ft.
3 bedroom- 1800 sq. ft.
A T-Shirt Crosstown arts as the Death Star – “The building is fully operational”
Memphis Council to Crosstown – $15million
Shelby County Commission – $5million
Coopetition – the better I get, the better you get