989 Looney Ave.

Redevelopment opportunity in Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking proposals for 989 Looney Ave.

Redevelopment of the property can include one of the following:

  • Full residential – one large residence or stacked apartments
  • Full commercial – will require special use permit or variance
  • Live/work – ground floor office or light commercial and one or two apartments upstairs (will likely require variance)

The flexibility of this site allows for a variety of redevelopment potential.

This RFP represents an important opportunity to revitalize a vacant commercial building and bring new residential and community-serving uses to the heart of the Smokey City neighborhood. The CRA is excited to partner with experienced development teams to bring this vision to reality.

All proposals to this RFP must be submitted to the CRA by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, August 23, 2024. Respondents must submit a digital PDF of the entire submission via email to (subject line should read “989 Looney RFP”) prior to the deadline described above. Please format the document to fit 8.5 x 11 size. A maximum length of 20 pages is preferred.